Speedway Stout - Nibs & Beans | AleSmith Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DarthKostrizer on 11-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#855
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
179
pDev:
5.76%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
16
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of beersampler6
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic beer sampled on tap from a local store. Very excited to try this due to its stellar reputation, and I was happy to see that it did not disappoint. Fantastic dark brown, almost black color with some nice head and no lacing. Smells great, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, malt and a little brown sugar. Tastes similarly, along with vanilla, caramel and some molasses. Great smooth mild mouthfeel that was a little creamy. Good amount of carbonation. High ABV was fairly well hidden and good balance between sweetness, bitterness and alcohol flavor. Would love to try more of these beers from this outstanding brewery.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Taste: Malty, semi sweet chocolate, coffee bean, vanilla with boozy finish. Rich cocoa and mocha nose. Black, opaque, nice tan head and Belgian lattice of lace. Medium/full body. Smooth with a kick in the ending. 70 IBUs

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Photo of bubseymour
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out looking a little on the thinner side unlike most of the other Speedway's. The smell of the beer has a nice chocolate coffee aroma. The taste is pretty solid, it's loaded with chocolate and coffee which is very nice. The feel of the beer is medium bodied. Overall it's a very good brew.

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Photo of TBonez477
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maltznhopz
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanGeo
3.56/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevindp9
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prost76
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mike22ne
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap (nitro). "Imperial stout with cacao nibs, vanilla beans and coffee"

Great look, dark black brown with a dense brown head.
Lovely smell and taste, lots of cocoa and coffee, mildly sweet vanilla and bitter roasted barley malts. Great dark chocolate flavors, lots of depth.
Good feel, super smooth, with a full silky thick body which the nitro accentuates. The vanilla and boozy character is almost too rich, and the bitterness becomes more so as it warms up. It is an excellent beer for sipping so that you don't let the flavors overwhelm.

Overall really great, glad I got to try it! Lovely on Nitro tap

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Photo of krl2112
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide8425
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Speedway Stout - Nibs & Beans from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 179 ratings