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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

4,894 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,894
Reviews: 1,407
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 772
Gots: 1,374 | FT: 132
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 roger617
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

roger617, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of rjp217
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

IS with coffee version poured into a tulip glass. No bottle date found...

A - Pitch black with a full frothy one finger head. Nice lace left around the glass throughout. Perfect looking stout

S - Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, toasted marshmallow

T - Follows the nose. Has a milkshake type quality. The 12% ABV sneaks up on you ever so slightly. I would recommend splitting this between friends.

M - Very frothy, milky, creamy. Rolls off the palate ever so smoothly. Follows with a bitter aftertaste

O - This is an excellent stout. I only wish I knew the bottle date because of the coffee being added. I would love to compare a fresh bottle and aged bottle. I've heard good things and this lives up to the hype

rjp217, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Casey3236
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Casey3236, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Corburk
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Corburk, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of FCal79
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

FCal79, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Shagator
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Shagator, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of timontheroad
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

timontheroad, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of ricecracker420
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

ricecracker420, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of krustster
5/5  rDev +13.9%

krustster, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of rodemey2
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

IMO could use a little more body. I prefer stouts of this ABV to be a tad more viscous, i might be alone here. other than that, its pretty much perfect. dried fruit on the nose, and you’d never know they hit 12% on it. paired with some bleu cheese, blissful.

rodemey2, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of kvgomps
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Jpepe08
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Jpepe08, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of AnalogErik
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

AnalogErik, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
5/5  rDev +13.9%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of winningwes91
4.89/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- Typical, beautiful imp. stout look. very opaque black with about 1/2 finger of cocoa head on it. Very Nice.

Smell- Yum. Smells like fresh brewed coffee with dark and milk chocolate and some cherries and raisins.

Taste- Similar to the aroma, but even better IMHO. The nose had all the aforementioned aromas, but not as defined as the taste. So damn delicious. And 12% abv.? Get outta' here! Don't know where they're putting all the alcohol, but it sneaks up on you after about 20 minutes! Just excellent stuff.

Mouthfeel- One of, if not the best quality of this beer. Feels like a delicious, alcoholic milkshake. Coats the mouth and lingers afterwards, making you crave more.

Overall- This is easily one of, if not the best non-ba stout in the world. Amazing stuff.

winningwes91, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Crimsontider22
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Crimsontider22, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Vigilante
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Vigilante, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of jb3304
4/5  rDev -8.9%

jb3304, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of RinZo
5/5  rDev +13.9%

RinZo, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Ribsandwhiskey
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Ribsandwhiskey, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of cgrz
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

cgrz, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of langchops
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

langchops, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of dgilks
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Inky. Oily black. Nice small tan head.

Chocolatey aroma. Some sweetness. Touches of roast. Nice.

Really rich chocolate. Interesting roast and cacao. Touches of bitterness.

Complex and rich malt. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Solid.

Nice beer. Really good complex flavour. Works well.

dgilks, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

fthegiants, Jan 18, 2014
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,894 ratings.