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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

4,758 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,758
Reviews: 1,398
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 752
Gots: 1,331 | FT: 126
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

dsauter, Dec 25, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Waited to try this on Christmas Eve which is one of the nights each year I save some really stellar brews for. Part of me was disappointed by this beer but part of me appreciated the depth and complexity of Speedway and realizes that it is an excellent candidate for aging.

Speedway Stout advertises that it is brewed with coffee. Unfortunately I get hardly any coffee in the smell or the taste. The pour and mouthfeel are somewhat thin. Once I started drinking the beer though, I got a huge roasty taste with an incredibly complex background of chocolate, dark fruits and other malts.

Although I was let down a little bit by this beer, I would be interested in picking up another bomber to age to see what flavors come through after the roasted flavors smooth out a bit.

mjpolzin, Dec 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a growler of this in WI.
A-poured cold into an oversized snifter. This is black with garnet highlights. A weak dark beige head that is very weak.
S-first aromas that come out are rich, malty and sweet. Dark cocoa, vanilla, roasted coffee beans. Some alcohol presence.
T-big stout taste. Big rich malts with a heavy roasted dark malt character. Finishes slightly sweet and fairly dry with a bit of acridness.
M-fairly smooth with high carbonation and a warming finish.
O-a big stout. But lacks the complexity of flavors and big body of many of the RIS. Dominated with notes of dark roasted malt and tastes of cocoa powder, Slightly burnt coffee. Alcohol is noticeable but not dominant. A good sipper.

deebo, Dec 24, 2013
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,758 ratings.