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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - HammerheadAleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead
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:
Some would argue that Speedway Stout, easily one of the finest coffee-infused imperial stouts in the world, needs no embellishment, that this burly yet beguilingly smooth and easy-drinking beer is perfect on its own. We’re not ones to disagree, but a thirst for experimentation leads us to tinker with our recipes—even those of the highest order. In the case of Hammerhead Speedway Stout, we endeavored to maximize java intensity as baristas do with the classic coffee-house offering, the “hammerhead,” in which a shot of espresso is added to a cup of coffee. For this beer, we take our already coffee-rich Speedway Stout and add a plentiful dose of crushed Ethiopian and espresso beans. The result is a sultry, velveteen beer with eye-opening bite.

Added by BMMillsy on 11-09-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
349
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
15.19%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
64
For Trade:
12
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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this in a 8oz tulip on draft at Pub Royale in Chicago. This bad boy packs a serious punch of bite for a stout with definite popping coffee flavors and a great creamy splash to the palate. It is big, delicious and has you craving for more. I would love to find this in bottle form!

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Photo of wellsnb
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is basically an extra coffee speedway. The espresso adds an heightened bitterness that you don't get from beers that are brewed with cold brewed coffee. It certainly is good addition to the regular speedway stout. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warnerry
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of olradetbalder
4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marius
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at CBC 2016. Pitch black, nice espresso head. Chocolate, coffee, thick and nice.

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Photo of FlaviusG
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mantooth
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

15cL pour at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood.

Smells like Speedway Stout. Coffee and vanilla. A sweet and milky spice aroma faintly shows. Chai? Cinnamon?

Okay, so much sweeter and less bitter than regular Speedway. Creamier too. From the coffee, toffee, nuttiness and dark fruit show. Maybe it's the base beer. Who knows? Good either way.

Smooth and creamy with a faint solvent note but no heat. Light bitterness on the finish but nothing like the regular.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snoopy488
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mhenson42
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beernoobie
4.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of earlholman
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle. Black body. Smell is all coffee. It's a very nice coffee aroma. But it's all coffee. Tastes of all coffee as well. Rich coffee up front. Immediately very bitter. A little chocolatey. Medium heavy. Medium carbonation. It's not my favorite Speedway variant. It's all coffee.

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3.8/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NavyGoat
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good brew! Great look, feel and taste!! You definitely want to slowly enjoy this full bodied stout!

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