Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
AleSmith Brewing Company

Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel-AgedSpeedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #49
Ranked #146
4.52 | pDev: 7.52%
Monday at 03:39 AM
Jan 01, 2004
Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel-AgedSpeedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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4.3 by Jkolls from Ohio on Monday at 03:39 AM
4.51 by Budlum from Maryland on Sunday at 03:12 AM
4.59 by gardner254 from Ohio on Saturday at 04:15 AM
4.49 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Friday at 03:08 AM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Herbabee from Pennsylvania

Just got some bottles in via delivery, was itching to try... and i'm not at all disappointed.

This is the 2022 edition, 13.3% ABV... pours an opaque deep dark brown with quickly receding bubbles, reminded me so much of a cola... The nose is of deep sweet malts and barrel wood, coffee, cocoa, chicory... Taste delivers the promise on home, with those sweet malts and barrel leaching, tangy vanillin, brick choco, cooled coffee... not so "hot" in alcohol burn... Nice, comforting and appealing feel in the mouth, on the tongue and in the swallow, deep but not overly sticky. Very enjoyable and i'm sure i will be developing a real craving for the remainder of this stash.

May 12, 2022
4 by pkalix from California on May 09, 2022
4.75 by akopczyk from Ohio on Feb 16, 2022
4.46 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 18, 2022
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4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by jb_4226 from Texas

#98, yummy!

Dec 27, 2021
5 by Resistance88 from California on Nov 16, 2021
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4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer poured a deep black color with a mocha colored head.

Smell - The beer had a pleasant bourbon nose. The malts of the beer were also allowed to shine.

Taste - The profile was led by loads of milk chocolate. Bourbon was strong, but not hot or overbearing. The malts were evident as were hints of vanilla. Bourbon became a bit stronger in the finish with just a bit of sting.

Mouthfeel - This was not a particularly thick stout, bit it coated nicely.

Overall - This is a tasty, fairly easily accessible BA stout.

Aug 28, 2021
4.43 by JAWS from New York on Aug 08, 2021
4.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
4.5 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 13.0%. Pitch black colour, minimal brown head. Aroma of roast malts, bourbon whiskey, oak, chocolate and vanilla, a hint of fusel alcohols. Very moderate carbonation, but not lifeless. Rich and warming mouthfeel. The flavour has the same elements as the aroma, but is not too sweet. A very good beer, but personally I prefer the "ordinary" Speedway Stout.

Mar 18, 2021
4.75 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 03, 2021
4.25 by tblack4d from Georgia on Jan 21, 2021
4.9 by 46and2 from Missouri on Jan 10, 2021
4.35 by iamjeffbaker from California on Jan 02, 2021
4.24 by DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri on Dec 22, 2020
4.33 by thampel09 from New Jersey on Dec 09, 2020
4.71 by BeerManDan from California on Nov 27, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a 16 oz mason jar draft from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 11-7-20 for $12.00. This is the 2020 version weighing in at 13.0 ABV.

Beer poured black with a nice brown head with the original pour.

Nose is major bourbon barrel, very bourbon forward with a light touch of coffee and vanilla.

Taste is hot bourbon over a large but lighter malt base with a touch of coffee and vanilla. Hopping along with the barrel and coffee balance out the malt sweetness nicely.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this is a really good base beer that is pretty hot so if that is your thing try to get this on tap! For my tastes if this was bottled i would sit on it for about 6 months or so to let the flavors blend.

Nov 11, 2020
4 by akk14 from Illinois on Oct 17, 2020
4.59 by moltch from Massachusetts on Sep 26, 2020
4.01 by DvdP from Netherlands on Sep 22, 2020
4.5 by cmukid87 from Michigan on Jul 16, 2020
4.68 by GreatStoutman from Texas on Jul 11, 2020
5 by Ziosa from Missouri on Jul 06, 2020
4.5 by JamLand from District of Columbia on Jun 13, 2020
4.45 by impending from California on Jun 11, 2020
4.58 by HopBelT from Belgium on May 23, 2020
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
4.96 by mcbridec6 from New Jersey on Apr 25, 2020
4.56 by paresis from Massachusetts on Apr 24, 2020
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4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Had on tap. At last, the stout that I have sought the longest! And it did not disappoint! Midnight black with a mushroom cap, textures reveal themselves in certain lightings. Chocolate brownies, bourbon, wood, vanilla, coffee, soil, molasses, and malts o plenty in the nose. Tastes as it smells, caramel makes a strong appearance, dark fruits and coconut in a lesser way, but less coffee and earth. Feel is malty, lush, warm, thick, yet sweeter. While very good I think I would go back to the orignal more often.

Apr 13, 2020
4.75 by Hawkfish from Washington on Apr 04, 2020
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4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Motor oil black with a short-lived brown head and spotty lacing.

S: Brownie batter, fudge sauce, semi sweet dark chocolate, roasty malt. Black coffee. Bourbon ball candy, barrel char, bourbon.

T: Follows the nose. Big wave of chocolate, fudge, and double chocolate cake up front. Blackstrap molasses. Coffee is fading, but there. Bourbon ball candy and a ribbon of caramel. Roasty and a bit woody. Barrel char and oak. Bourbon rides up middle to end. Finish is all barrel and smoke.

M: Huge, chewy, weighty, and coating. Ample carbonation prickles at the tongue. Big bourbon warmth.

O: One of the best bourbon barrel aged stouts on planet Earth, period.

Mar 25, 2020
4.5 by paulish from New York on Mar 23, 2020
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