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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,183 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,183
Reviews: 1,436
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 784
Gots: 1,453 | FT: 137
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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Photo of mikeg67
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, creamy, brown head, nice lacing and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of roasted malt, toast, dark fruit herbal hops. Body is full, creamy and slightly crisp. Taste is of nutty, toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and bitter. Great Imperial Stout.

Photo of Jimmy_Melnarik
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of GinjaSlice
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Jet black, poured a pretty big tan head for a stout that faded rather quick but left good lacing throughout
S: Not as strong as the other top stouts. But very chocolate heavy with some malts and coffee behind it.
T: Where the stout shines. Delicious chocolate flavors with the malt backing and a slight coffee bitterness on the end. Not as intense and strong as some but really well balanced and easy to drink
M: One of the best again. Lower carbonation gives it a really nice almost creamy feeling and isn't sticky like others.

O: After having almost all the other very high rated stouts this is in my personal top 3.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.3/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.16/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured bottle dated 3/17/14 into Lost Abbey Teku

A-Pours a black with a tan 2 finger head. Great lacing.

S-Awesome aromas of roasted coffee, chocolate, and malt.

T-The taste is similar to the aromas but more of the coffee is present. Also notice a hint of fig.

M-Mouthfeel is well balanced a little on the dry on the tongue. Good carbonation.

O-Overall a great stout that lives up to the hype. Got the last one at the store which I'll have to get some more.
500th beer to review, it was well worth it!

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4.52/5  rDev +3%

Photo of buzzedup
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

I really enjoyed this one . it is a very good Imperial stout but maybe I had higher expectations. I think this would be a little more up to what I expected if I sit on a bottle in my cellar for a year or even two .. glad I grabbed two bottles :), if you see this on the shelves buy it , very tasty , made with first class high ingredients, close to best in class coffee imperial stout . still prefer a fresh Founders Imperial stout or a Terrapin wake n bake but this is up there for sure. again, I think a few months or years in a cellar would improve

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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1/5  rDev -77.2%

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4.24/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,183 ratings.