AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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3.89/5 rDev -11.6%
Appearance is a deep dark brown with a finger of tan head that enjoyed solid retention and left thick lacing behind. The nose has some roast but it is far milder than expectations would dictate. The flavor profile includes a touch of bittersweet and also includes residual coffee notes. The flavor is complex but there is certainly something lacking in the roasted malts compared to other big stouts. The alcohol esters come on strong in the finish and become less than pleasant.
08-07-2014 04:45:54 | More by 57md
4.3/5 rDev -2.3%
The stout pours a pitch black with a mocha colored head that is full and creamy. Good lacing too.
The scent is fulling complex with dark fruit, coffee, bakers chocolate and cocoa. The taste is similarly complex with the roasted barley complimenting the sweeter chocolate notes. The coffee plays a good supporting role and puts the beer first. Finishes with some alcohol warmth and semi dry. Fairly well balanced flavor given the complex profile. Mouthfeel is full and rich with a moderate level of carbonation.
All around top notch imperial stout where the coffee adds a pleasant touch.
08-03-2014 22:08:24 | More by Jmamay22
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,618 ratings.