AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.29/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
AleSmith Speedway Stout
Poured from 750 ml bottle into a CBS snifter. Served chilled...
A) This is an inky black brew. A steady pour produce a big dark tan head. This settled to a frothy collar. Decent lacing too.
S) Quite surprised at the amount of dark fruit I got out of this aroma. In particular cherry. Less surprised at the roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee.
T) I found the flavor to be very near the nose. The coffee is more pronounced, and the 12% ABV is also noted. Nice finish+aftertaste.
M) Not as thick as it looks, but still a very supple creamy brew. Mild carbonation here. Very smooth, with just a little alcohol tingle.
O) This is a very enjoyable and complex imperial stout. Glad to have AleSmith available in the Badger State. Glad to recommend this brew.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2013 03:57:29 | More by RoamingGnome
4.46/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on 07/22/13.
Appearance: Pours a jet black color with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of deep tan head which slowly recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.
Smell: A very roasty, rich, and toasty dark malt aroma with lots of chocolate and coffee hints. Dark roasted barley malts with big upfront hints of dark chocolate and coffee beans. Hints of burnt caramel, toffee, toast, smoke, cream, grains, and nuts. Sweet scent of burnt molasses and some hints of vanilla. Subtle dark fruit presence with hints of raisin, prune, fig, and dark cherry. Some earthy hops in the background. A very good dark and roasty stout aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma, a big roasty and sweet dark malt driven taste with huge chocolate and coffee flavor. Roasted barley malts with a big taste of dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, and roast coffee beans. Also malt notes of burnt caramel, burnt toast, toffee, cream, vanilla, grains, nuts, and smoked malt. Sweet notes of molasses. Slight anise presence. Dark fruit undertones with notes of raisin, dark cherry, fig, and prune. Some earthy hop bitterness balances things out towards the finish. A little alcohol taste comes through. A very good roasty taste.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very rich, creamy, and sweet. Some alcohol heat comes through at 12% but overall things are fairly smooth and creamy.
Overall: A very good imperial stout. Huge roasty chocolate and coffee flavors while still maintaining a creamy smoothness.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2013 06:58:56 | More by MattyG85
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 4,499 ratings.