AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +2.3%
Pours a deep ebony color with a mocha head that leaves chinks of lacing.
Smells of deep roasted notes along with some sweetness.
Tastes of the deep roasted notes rounded out by some sweetness and earthy hops. Notes of coffee, chocolate, and molasses lead off with some dark brown sugar sweetness to it. Chocolate lingers on with some roasted and earthy bitterness rounding it out. Booze is present, but pleasant.
Chocolaty sweetness continues to linger through the finish.
Mouthfeel is full with a creamy amount of carbonation.
Overall, this is delicious and a must try for any big stout fan.
12-11-2013 02:31:08 | More by ocelot2500
4.41/5 rDev +0.2%
750 ml bottle poured into a snifter glass.
A - Inky black with some mahogany hints - dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Does not appear to be strongly carbonated.
S - The aroma is complex - dark chocolate and coffee notes, along with some alcohol as well. Molasses seems to be in the mix as well.
T - Similar to the nose - the coffee notes seem to come through a bit more, and the bitterness is a bit pronounced. The alcohol is well blended and not overpowering.
M - Very smooth - glides right across the tongue.
O - Overall, this is a great Imperial stout - I'd be curious to taste the barrel aged version.
12-10-2013 00:02:09 | More by lawlerj
4.78/5 rDev +8.6%
A-Leather black/brown. Pours same color as the bottle, a perfect super dark black/brown. Moose brown head that is sudsy and thick. Like I had an imaginary straw and blew into the brew to create a bubbly head.
S-Dairy. Vanilla. Fresh sweet cream. Roasted coffee. Caramel.
T-Chocolate. Coffee. Roasted the chocolate and coffee taste, like campfire s'mores & cowboy outdoor kettle coffee. And yet the coffee/chocolate swirls around sweet & smooth too. Like a glass of iced coffee with cream and milk chocolate combined. A tart-sour finish reminds one of chocolate dipped raspberries. Bitter dark cocoa lingers. One of the best tasting let alone stouts, but beers period.
M-Medium body. Creamy. Like a super medium. Resinous oily finish. Decent carbonation that tends to die down as all stouts/porters do with time. Refreshing and cool. Warming as well. Beauty of stouts: good cold, good warmed. I felt like a chocolatier was funneling fresh gourmet liquid chocolate down my throat.
O-AleSmith-Speedway Stout lives up to it's name and even exceeds it. Nothing bad to say about this beer. The chocolate and coffee were so even. One didn't nudge the other out of place. Congrats must go to The Ryan Bros. for the locally fresh brewed coffee infusion. This lent the stout a silky smooth swirl that made me feel like a kid again enjoying a sweet dessert treat.
Can't wait to buy another bottle and try to find any and every flavor variation.
12-08-2013 19:00:22 | More by shacawgo24
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,631 ratings.