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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,410 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,410
Reviews: 1,389
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 731
Gots: 1,232 | FT: 119
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Jet Black, with an off-white head. Starts with a strong coffee and dark chocolate sensation, then fades to a multitude of toasty, roasty and caramel malt flavors. Clean and crisp, full- bodied. Warmth from the high alcohol content lightens up the feel. You won't fool your taste buds - this beer is HUGE!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002)
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle purchased at Pinocchio's in Media, PA a little while back. Poured into a Chimay goblet.

AP: Basically black like oil with a 1/2" thick frothy tan head and good lacing on the sides. Head fizzled to 1/8" while I let this one warm up a bit.
AR: Chocolate, roast malt, black bread, molasses and roast coffee, though the coffee aroma isn't as prominent as I was expecting from a Coffee Stout. Soft hints of dark fruits and vanilla in the background.
T: Like the nose, the coffee isn't as prominent as I was expecting. It's there, but a subtle way. The main flavours are molasses, bitter chocolate and roasted malts. It has secondary flavours of German chocolate cake and vanilla cream. Mellow note of coffee roast on the finish with a slight bitterness that makes me think of those little baking Hershey Kisses that weren't the regular ones. A tasty Stout with the 12% ABV well hidden, so well done on those counts, but I'm not getting enough coffee for a Stout that says on the label "Imperial Stout with coffee".
M: Low carbonation, nice thick fairly full body with a creamy texture and mouthfeel. A bit silky on the palate and a pretty clean finish for an Imperial Stout.
OV: Pretty much everything about this beer was spot on expect for the coffee flavour, which if you're going to spell out 'with coffee' on the label then IMO it should be bolder in the taste. Plus I love coffee flavour so I like a good amount of it, but it's at best a subtle mild addition here. A very well done and solid Imperial Stout, just not totally what it was advertised to be.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 04:25:37 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - a nice dark almost black opaque color with a thick head of brown foam that sticks around. Nice Lacing.

S - Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, cherry, vanilla, cream, caramel.

T - Roasted malt, espresso, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, but at 12% what would I expect.

M - Alc present, but at 12% and brewed July of this year I can't knock it for that. Thick mouthfeel. Aftertaste is roasty coffee and alcohol.

O - Huh, not as good as I thought it would be, but that might be strictly due to lack of age. I'll have to hit up my local craft beer store (this one was a whole foods buy) to look for an older bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 22:58:23 | More by ISmith87
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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Pennsylvania

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California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +8%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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New York

4/5  rDev -9.1%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,410 ratings.