AleSmith Speedway Stout - Nibs & Beans | AleSmith Brewing Company

BA SCORE
4.35/5
149 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DarthKostrizer on 11-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#950
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
149
pDev:
5.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
15
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 30
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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Typical Speedway pour. Black in the glass, but pours a bit thin. Smell is a tons of coffee, with some additional chocolate notes and a lot of sweet vanilla. Taste is very sweet (not overly), with a lot of vanilla and a great, rich coffee finish. Very easy to drink for 12%.

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Photo of don1481
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So... This is basically diabetes in a glass. So good. The coffee and nibs combined make this a delicious chocolate treat. Had it on tap for 4 bucks at Whole Foods Wauwatosa. A great deal!

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at York River Landing.
Black color, small tan head.
Chocolate aroma. Nutty, some fruit.
Sweet chocolate taste. Nuts. Raisins.
Medium-bodied, sweet taste.

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Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Although a good tasting beer, served in a four ounce glass four six bucks... Not worth the price. Would pay that four bourbon barrel aged.

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Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ehammond1
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of MrVonzipper
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

8 oz pour on tap into a chalice glass.

A: body is so black you can actually see your reflection from the glass. Almost no head but that could be to the rim fill of the glass.

S: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, sweet roasted malts.

T: the beer tastes a lot like marshmallows, layers of chocolate, then the vanilla then some of the roasted coffee and roasted malty sweetness

M: Lush thick body where the beer just clings to your tongue.

O: this a top tier beer the regular Speedway stout is already an outstanding beer. This takes it to a whole new level.

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Photo of Sammy
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rossracing
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatname
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tourdot
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hockeypuck
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Flaherty's Three Flags Inn in Macedon, NY.

This one pours a pretty dark black, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells way more chocolatey than the regular Speedway, which is not all that surprising. It's got a really wonderful deep chocolate flavor, both reminiscent of cocoa powder, and true Belgian dark chocolate. There's the rich coffee aroma as well, but no vanilla on the nose.

The coffee takes a bit of a backseat, but it's still there, and still delicious as it always is in Speedway. The vanilla takes an even further backseat, as there's only a slight hint as it warms up a bit. This is still richly roasty and deep like the base, with slight fruitiness. Like stated above for the aroma, the chocolate on this is super intense and nice.

This is medium bodied, doesn't seem quite as thick as the regular Speedway. It's pretty creamy, with a lower level of carbonation.

It's Speedway, so it's gonna be good. This is however not the absolute best of the many Speedway variants I've tried. I'd take the base, Vietnamese, BA Vietnamese, and Hammerhead over this, but this is somewhere after those.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Nibs & Beans from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 149 ratings
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