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AleSmith Speedway Stout - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

4,890 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,890
Reviews: 1,407
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 771
Gots: 1,373 | FT: 132
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

beardown2489, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Stezz420, Oct 13, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +0.9%

TypsiYpsi, Oct 12, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev 0%

amalburg, Oct 12, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

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Photo of lordofstarside
4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/27/14

Pours black with a finger of foam that's receded pretty quickly. No retention or visibility. Lacing is okay, leaves a nice frothy ring around the glass

Smells of dark fruit, cherry, dark chocolate, coffee, and notes of vanilla. Finishes with some alcohol, really fruity

Taste is also pretty fruity. Upfront cherry and raspberry, followed by dark chocolate and some espresso. Alcohol ensues

Feel is pretty thick and creamy. Alcohol is pretty noticeable, sips okay

Overall okay, didn't live up to the hype for me, though. Coffee for the most part was pretty absent, what's up with that

lordofstarside, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

BarrelAgedG, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured into HF stemware

A-Black as midnight.....3/4 inch toffee colored head, decent retention, thick lacing that slides down the side of the glass (4.25)

S-Chocolate, coffee, anise, (4.25)

T- Lots of dark chocolate out of the gate..........slight anise, coffee, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruits, some booze but not 12% worth, very sweet, booze is more like rum than whiskey.......finish is like dark chocolate covered coffee beans soaked in rum (4.5)

M-Thick full bodied beer, 12% ABV is noticeable but not dominant.....just enough to provide some warmth......lots of flavors, well balanced (4.5)

O-Good full bodied beer to be sippin on a cold, damp afternoon. (4.5)

beerbully, Oct 11, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -21.6%

Nta107, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Nuggetz, Oct 11, 2014
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4.9/5  rDev +11.6%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Oct 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Pours pitch black with two finger mocha head. The nose is rich with mocha, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, booze, roast malt. Delicious. The flavor is very nice. Big and roasty. Toffee. The coffee seems a bit mellow, could be the age of the bottle. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Great stout.

BenwayPHD, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

ilikebeer03, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +3%

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4.52/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

nilesschmidt, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.24/5  rDev -3.4%

alucard, Oct 09, 2014
AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,890 ratings.