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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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5,419 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,419
Reviews: 1,471
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 800
Gots: 1,572 | FT: 145
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002

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!
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Pours a thick, mocha head with unbelievable retention, eventually leaving thick bubbly lacing. Brew is dark black, with purple or garnet hints.

Strong aroma, with a sour tinge, coffee notes, vanilla extract, roasted barley, and dark chocolate peeking through.

Everything in the nose is represented in the flavor, but in exact opposite proportions. Coffee-laced chocolate hits strongly, with vanilla bean, tons of barley, wood and tobacco, and almost no hint of that dark fruit sourness.

Sticky, chewy, ultra-full mouthfeel. Lively with no sting or foaming; noticeable alcohol presence. Long, strong finish; you'll be tasting this beer long after your sip has warmed your belly.

This is one big, big stout! Very few non-BA stouts belong in this class, and I cannot think of many off-hand with this depth of character. The coffee is strong and noticeable without being off-putting. Balance is superb.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,419 ratings.