Speedway Stout - Boxcar | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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:
An imperial stout aged in premium bourbon barrels for one year with Madagascar vanilla eans, Brazilian Forastero cocoa nibs, Hatch and Mulato chilis, and a unique blend of Colombian and Burundi coffee, locally roasted by Swell Coffee.

Added by WCKDVBZ on 01-11-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
37
pDev:
6.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
7
Trade:
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 5
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4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

On tap at SD Taproom during their 11th anniversary celebration.

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Photo of Shaneb818
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
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 +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rcjennings
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tourdot
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swanfungus
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maximum12
3.57/5  rDev -17.4%
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 +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.89/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Whatup14
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Speedway Stout - Boxcar from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 37 ratings