AleSmith Speedway Stout - Nibs & Beans | AleSmith Brewing Company

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DarthKostrizer on 11-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
122
Reviews:
28
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
5.94%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
15
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of rodbeermunch
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this at the Firestone Walker Invitational 2017. What a time to be alive. Or was it even there? Where did I have this in 2017? Doesn't matter. Pours like every other Speedway version in the history of mankind: Pours black with 3/5" brown head, small bubbles. Usual aroma of coffee and roasted malt, although that makes it sound kind of mundane, its not, its powerful, strong and on point if you like (Ryan Bros?) coffee.

Nice enveloping style of cocoa, coffee and malt. Sounds simple doesn't it? The thing I sometimes don't understand on these, is that I would presume they start with regular Speedway base, and then add, more/different chocolate/coffee. And yet, some of these seem like milder coffee than the original? It is what it is. If there was any takeaway of this variation, it would be that it goes heavy on the chocolate and by implication, makes the coffee seem more tame than usual by comparison. Still love the beer and especially the mouthfeel on this one.

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Photo of OnePuttBlunder
4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darktronica
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours with a nice layer of head and residual lacing. Very smooth mouthfeel with low bitterness and mild acidity. Milk chocolate with a bit of an earthy edge. Not as strong a coffee flavor as the regular Speedway.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hockeypuck
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnnnniee
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Cask and Vine.
Deep black with a frothy tan head that persists. Rich chocolate roasty earthy coffee and vanilla. This beer is pretty phenomenal!

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Photo of orangesol
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sludgeman
3.83/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rustico Balston. Poured into a small snifter. One of four Speedway variants I tried (Thai, Viet-Cask, Nibs & Beans, Hawaiian).

A - Pours a pitch black with a thin beige head. 4.25

S - Aromas of vanilla and brown sugar. 4.25

T- Sweet, almost cloyingly so. 3.75

MF - Both the N&B and the Hawaiian variants have an after taste that manifests itself as a acid irritation underneath the tongue. 3.5

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Photo of MFMB
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with a thin brown head. Nose is of roasted malts and coffee. Taste of cocoa powder upfront. Coffee follows then a bit of toasted malt. Finishes with a slightly sweet kick that I presume is the vanilla altho the vanilla is very faint. A bit dry and chalky. Medium body that finishes slightly boozy to me. It was good not great.

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Photo of oline73
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Sparky44
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtk21351
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tubeyes
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swierczt
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlabs
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Avatar113
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

**
06/02/2017
On tap at uno, california no ipa day.

LOOK: black, below avg beige head.
AROMA: chocolate, toast, malt,
TASTE: coffee first, chocolate, malty sweetness, touch of whiskey even though there is no barrel aging here.
FEEL: smooth, medium thick.

Nice beer.
**

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Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.71/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.89/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Nibs & Beans from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.38 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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