AleSmith Boxcar Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Boxcar Speedway StoutAleSmith Boxcar Speedway Stout
BA SCORE
93.9%
Liked This Beer
4.33 w/ 33 ratings
AleSmith Boxcar Speedway StoutAleSmith Boxcar Speedway Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WCKDVBZ on 01-11-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,776
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
33
Liked:
31
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
7.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark black body with a slight motor oil consistency, one finger offwhite head, short retention, bits of lacing. Smell is chili pepper, espresso, bourbon, and a slight marshmallow. The coffee is a bit muted here, and the peppers are fairly heavy even on the nose. Flavour is dark fruit, bourbon, coffee, a touch of vanillin, and a fairly hefty chili heat that slowly builds up over time, without being too overwhelming. It starts out mild, builds up to a medium (3 out of 5, probably) and that lingers a while. It doesn't build up any further, thankfully. Mouthfeel is fuller bodied, good carbonation, standard Speedway thicc right here. A mild-moderate heat lingers after each sip.

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Photo of lupercmda
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rcjennings
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tourdot
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours thick and pitch black with no head.
S: chilies, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate. Smells awesome.
T: oh yeah! I love the chili spice!! Slight bourbon unfortunately.
F: thinner than it pours, but still medium thickness. The spicy finish is awesome.

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Photo of codytwo
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swanfungus
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maximum12
3.57/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to rawfish, who read my subconscious desire in sending this 12 oz. can along as an extra in a recent trade. My San Diego brother!

Black. The nose brings some but not all of the advertised ingredients: strong roast, chocolate, moderate heat. I’m presuming the rest will show up in about one sip.

Boxcar is, how you say, chili forward. Alesmith has made the same mistake others have in trying to replicate the sublime experience of a Mexican Cake or Huna - tossing in so much chili that it overpowers the other delicious-sounding ingredients. Searching under the chili rubble I find a decent stab of bourbon, & the vanilla finally begins to show as it nears room temp here in Siberia. Only fleeting glances of roast, cocoa. Finish is all heat. Good call on not putting this one in a bomber.

I’m actually sweating a little, & I used to engage in hot salsa eating contests with buddies in Colorado restaurants. If I had another I’d sentence it to 18-24 months in the cellar. Still a good beer - but I was hoping for standard Alesmith greatness.

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Photo of billab914
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KBlodorn
4.89/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Whatup14
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwagner003
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of EdrickCS
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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AleSmith Boxcar Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93.9% out of 100 with 33 ratings
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