AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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5,174 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,174
Reviews: 1,435
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 782
Gots: 1,447 | FT: 138
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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4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Bomber poured into snifter glass.

A- dark, black, and rich looking. Small brown head, little lacing. Not much noticeable carbonation present.

S- coffee bomb. Lots of roasted coffe, expresso and cappuccino notes up front. Some chocolate and mocha in there as well. Deep and dark roasted malts and grain. A little burnt bread and toffee.

T- again, this is a great specimen of a coffee forward stout. Tons of coffee and cappuccino flavor gives way to a chocolate and roasted backbone with a nice dry finish. Got hints of vanilla and a little smokiness as well.

M- full bodied. Thick and creamy with a very nice dry finish. Went down like velvet with very little carbonation. Definitely better served a little less than room temp to get all the flavors through.

O- such a prime example if a great coffee stout. Highly recommended and I wouldn't sit on it too long if you want the coffee to really come through. With that said, the coffee is so strong, this might be a good one to age a little while if you enjoy a little less coffee flavor, although I don't know what you're doing drinking coffee stouts then. Would love to try the coffee variants if this.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 5,174 ratings.