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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,626 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,626
Reviews: 1,394
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 747
Gots: 1,301 | FT: 131
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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Saltee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.1%

11-23-2013 04:14:11 | More by Saltee
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Tom-Peters

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-22-2013 20:36:50 | More by Tom-Peters
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.1%

11-22-2013 01:29:29 | More by XmnwildX12
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dphillips

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-21-2013 15:51:25 | More by dphillips
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

11-20-2013 18:19:38 | More by Holmes698
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N3ptune

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.1%

11-20-2013 16:52:15 | More by N3ptune
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OneManRockFight

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +6.8%

Long time listener, first time caller. This is my first review, and I saved it for a world-class beer. I"m an admitted RIS groupie, from Stone IRS to Sea Monster to tenFidy, but this takes the proverbial cake.

Appearance: Pours a dark-as-night black with minimal lacing, half finger of dark tan head. Beautiful. Enough said.

Nose: One of the highlights of this beer, very coffee heavy. Not surprising as this is a coffee stout, but it is a very good-smelling beer. Also a tiny bit of alcohol sting in the nose, but this serves as a come-hither, not a deterrent. Better nose than IRS or Yeti (both incredible beers), not quite tenFidy level but close.

Mouthfeel: Another selling point of this beer. Starts off thick but just melts away on the tongue. Very near the perfect amount of carbonation. Delightful.

Taste: The bread and butter. Hits all the right notes. Coffee, toffee, and a little dark fruit / currant in the front, fading to milk chocolate. Runs through an incredible gamut of flavors. Taste complexity is what all RIS's are judged by and Speedway has it in spades.

Overall: An incredible RIS. From the slightly boozy coffee-toffee up front to the silky milk chocolate finish, this is a ridiculously flavorful sipper that can serve as a session beer if one has the pocket book for it. Very, very well done.

11-20-2013 06:38:54 | More by OneManRockFight
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22Blue

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-20-2013 00:19:56 | More by 22Blue
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +8%

11-19-2013 23:13:57 | More by brewskis4drewski
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Randyfultz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-19-2013 20:39:22 | More by Randyfultz
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jackmax

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +8%

11-19-2013 20:34:45 | More by jackmax
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avalenzuela

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-19-2013 18:53:25 | More by avalenzuela
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SeatsTaken

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-19-2013 04:52:51 | More by SeatsTaken
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brurevu

Texas

4.71/5  rDev +7%

From my tasting notes: The beer poured a pitch black with practically zero head. The aroma was of coffee (of course), dark chocolate, and vanilla. The first taste was stronger coffee and chocolate which mellowed and became much smoother and decadent as it warmed. The Speedway Stout clocks in at a 12% ABV so by the time I finished my first glass I though this was easily the best beer on the planet! In retrospect I would put it up there with some of the best beers in the world, but to call it the best is more a matter of taste and mood. This was a truly great beer that I was happy to get the opportunity to try.

11-18-2013 23:43:18 | More by brurevu
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SudsSurfer

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-18-2013 21:55:18 | More by SudsSurfer
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jrep21pr

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-18-2013 15:13:38 | More by jrep21pr
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-18-2013 13:42:08 | More by Bunuelian
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Birdlegs

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-18-2013 08:02:54 | More by Birdlegs
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ac22rush

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-18-2013 03:19:01 | More by ac22rush
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07Bigben01

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-18-2013 01:23:25 | More by 07Bigben01
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-17-2013 06:20:41 | More by woodchip
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-17-2013 03:00:44 | More by dcisco44
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-17-2013 01:08:15 | More by hellhammermario
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kbnooshay

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

11-17-2013 00:49:09 | More by kbnooshay
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cp45

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

11-16-2013 22:31:33 | More by cp45
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,626 ratings.