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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

4,472 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,472
Reviews: 1,389
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 736
Gots: 1,249 | FT: 122
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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-NESTO-

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-11-2013 11:32:52 | More by -NESTO-
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2009 release poured from a 750ml bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark black color, with a short light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character up front followed by mildly sweet flavors of chocolate and coffee. There are touches of dark fruit and smokiness in the background. The hop presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Viscous and smooth, heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, very strong kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time, but there are several other big stouts that I would choose first.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 03:46:22 | More by TheManiacalOne
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dannyhead

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.1%

09-10-2013 17:21:51 | More by dannyhead
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willseph

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-10-2013 12:29:06 | More by willseph
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-10-2013 05:02:11 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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1424IpA

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

09-10-2013 04:24:16 | More by 1424IpA
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Rau71

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

09-10-2013 03:05:03 | More by Rau71
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mtalley999

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

09-09-2013 04:17:13 | More by mtalley999
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8%

09-09-2013 02:03:42 | More by mattsmith413
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

09-08-2013 20:18:54 | More by gr8zehaman
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mattafett

Iowa

4/5  rDev -9.1%

09-08-2013 20:17:17 | More by mattafett
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-08-2013 15:27:59 | More by BUNZILLA
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Beeranator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

09-08-2013 15:21:58 | More by Beeranator
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black, good head for a strong beer.

Smell: Good coffee aroma.

Taste: Moderately sweet chocolate, pretty strong coffee flavors, some hot-boozy alcohol.

Overall: Alesmith is in Wiscoland so I picked up a bottle to try. This is pretty good, but could maybe use a little cellaring to better integrate the alcohol. Sometimes a 12% beer will show the alcohol and sometimes it hides it--I prefer the ones that can hide it better.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 13:43:51 | More by Mdog
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Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.1%

09-08-2013 05:15:48 | More by Docrock
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle

Appearance: Nice tan two finger head that eventually recedes mostly to the perimeter. As expected, it's black and opaque. Looks like a big stout.

Smell: Dark chocolate, coffee, graham crackers, roasted malt, vanilla, coconut. Hoping that the taste lives up to the smell.

Taste: Semi-sweet baker's chocolate upfront, followed by some subtle vanilla in the middle. The end gives way to the roasted coffee and bitterness you'd expect afterwards. This is pretty complex and easy drinking for the abv(no way I'd guess this was 12% blind). Definitely lives up to the taste nicely. I bet the fresh version has more prominent coffee notes.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and velvety, but not too viscous. It's medium bodied for a big stout, and that's just fine. It's almost too easy to drink.

Overall: A great stout that I'd gladly drink again. Nothing to dislike really. This is a classic for a reason.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 02:49:53 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-07-2013 23:38:32 | More by kristougher
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arcook11

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-07-2013 23:28:10 | More by arcook11
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NumberNone

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +8%

09-07-2013 01:18:40 | More by NumberNone
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Screper

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.1%

09-07-2013 00:27:28 | More by Screper
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Soto

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-06-2013 23:30:59 | More by Soto
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -9.1%

09-06-2013 20:51:38 | More by JakerLou
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Soumya

Oregon

5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-06-2013 04:05:45 | More by Soumya
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-06-2013 03:23:57 | More by hollywood_15063
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8%

09-05-2013 07:54:21 | More by smekermann
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,472 ratings.