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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Madagascar Cocoa Nibs & Vanilla Beans - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Madagascar Cocoa Nibs & Vanilla Beans
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6 Ratings
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.72
pDev: 6.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DarthKostrizer on 11-13-2011)
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Reviews by MrVonzipper:
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5/5  rDev +5.9%

MrVonzipper, Nov 15, 2011
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Photo of ehammond1
4.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Night of a Million Zillion Speedways
O'Brien's Pub
San Diego, CA

Dark as night black with brown edges, thin head but the body of this beer is just spectacular. It's thick and oily and leaves the glass absolutely covered in sticky lace. Thick as can be and dark as night. Spectacular.

This is a heavenly trip for lovers of chocolate. This has incredible notes that can only be described as gooey, rich, fudge brownies just out of the oven. Complementary to the chocolate is a touch of roast and a bit of earthy sweetness, but the chocolate aromas coming from this beer are simply spectacular.

The flavor is similar to the aroma. The chocolate flavors throughout are authentic, rich, deep, layered and complex. This is perhaps the most chocolate flavor in a stout I've ever had.

Thick, oily, luscious, decadent mouthfeel.

An incredible variation of Speedway Stout, though I still prefer the coconut and vanilla variation just a bit more.

ehammond1, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of DarthKostrizer
5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at O'Briens night of a million zillion speedways

Look: Black and totally opaque with a 1/4 inch tan head and great retention and some nice circular lacing

Smell: Very unique cocoa nibs that create a fantastic chocolate brownie smell

Taste: The chocolate character in this beer might be the best chocolate notes I have ever had in a beer. Just perfect

Mouthfeel: Full body low carbonation and a silky smooth feel that is just fantastic

Overall: Along with the vanilla coconut variation is my favorite variation of speedway they took a great base beer and made it exceptional

DarthKostrizer, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of HopHead84
4.47/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11/13/2011

On tap at O'Brien's.

A: Black with a finger of dark brown foam. Good retention and scattered lacing.

S: Aromatic cocoa, dark and rich, with a very faint vanilla presence. Coffee is restrained, and I get a little licorice and roast.

T: Rich cocoa with a bittersweet quality to it. Coffee is overwhelmed but is evident in its earthy fashion. I get barely any vanilla as the cocoa nibs are all consuming.

M: The mouthfeel is chewy, sticky, and smooth with notable alcohol warming.

Overall: I was hoping for more vanilla as it's barely there. Still, this was really good.

HopHead84, Nov 13, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -10%

BillRoth, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of nanobrew
5/5  rDev +5.9%

nanobrew, Nov 14, 2011
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Madagascar Cocoa Nibs & Vanilla Beans from AleSmith Brewing Company
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