AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,679 | Reviews: 1,396 | Display Reviews Only:
3.84/5 rDev -12.7%
Shared with bpk59. 2012 vintage?
A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black hue with a great two finger mocha head that leaves nice side lacing.
S - Aromas of chocolate, older coffee, alcohol is hidden nicely.
T - Taste is fair amount of dark fruits, kind of over power the coffee and chocolate. Definitely tastes older slightly old.
M - Mouthfeel is nice smoother carbonation. Not much alcohol.
O - Overall this was a bit too dark fruit for my liking. Ah, very unfortunate.
12-06-2013 02:42:27 | More by rudzud
4.38/5 rDev -0.5%
750 ml bottle was poured into a tulip glass. Review #700 folks.
Appearance: This beer poured a two finger mocha head. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles seen coming up through the glass. The head has reduced somewhat to a puffy layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. More lacing all the way down the glass.
Smell: Molasses, smoke, caramel, toffee, roasted coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, warm boozy alcohol, a little tobacco, and dark fruit.
Taste: Really roasted espresso like coffee, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, raisins, smoke, caramel, toffee, tobacco, warm boozy alcohol, and some bitterness from the coffee. Cool stuff.
Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth, full bodied, warming, mild bitterness, very drinkable, low to medium carbonation, and delicious.
Overall: Pretty awesome beer for my 700th review. Ill take it towards the top 250. That list is virtually impossible, but over time, I could see myself making it past 150.
12-05-2013 04:47:03 | More by Flounder57
4.29/5 rDev -2.5%
22oz bomber served in a tulip glass.
A: Opaque with an interesting creamy, cappuccino like head that sticks in spots on the side of the glass.
S: Toffee sweetness and roasted malts on the nose.
T: Chocolate and malt flavor up front, then some caramel sweetness balanced with bitterness from the coffee. Hints of nutmeg and spice become more noticeable as the taste lingers on your tongue.
M: Great carbonation. Super smooth and creamy body. Wonderful warming sensation on the throat.
O: At 12%, it's a very approachable and drinkable stout. It's mellow (ironic since it's a coffee stout) in a good way, with the sum of the parts being stronger than the individual components.
I'll be interested to try the same bottle in a year, as I imagine this beer will age nicely.
12-01-2013 23:28:18 | More by blindtiger24
3.24/5 rDev -26.4%
I am going to preface this review by saying that I am not convinced this was an entirely healthy bottle of Speedway Stout.
While this beer looked okay, it poured nice and had a nice off white head that gave way to nice lacing, this is where the high points ended for this experience.
Smell wise, there was coffee and anise...very strong anise. This was almost overpowering. The taste was also very heavy on anise or licorice. Roast and coffee were also prominent but the anise was very front and center.
From a mouth feel perspective the beer had a medium feel and a moderate to low amount of carbonation.
Overall, not what I expected or wanted. That is why I am concerned that this was not a healthy bottle. I just did not experience the smells, flavors and feel that most other reviewers have shared. I would like to believe this was one bad experience. I will try again and rereview.
11-30-2013 22:58:13 | More by polloenfuego
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,679 ratings.