Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beerguy101 on 01-01-2004

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Bottled 10/30/13

A: Mocha tan head formed and quickly receded into the beer, leaving behind a ring of dense head on the edge and a dusting on top. The beer is nearly opaque black but on further examination there is some brownish hues that shine through with good clarity. longer sustaining legs kick up when swirled.

S: Big, distinct aroma leaps out of the glass at serving temperature. Sweet caramel, maple syrup, bourbon, tobacco, vanilla and raisins that have been burnt to the bottom of the pan. Vanilla oak aroma comes through very natural with more forward sweet bourbon. Cold coffee is restrained, but a sweet milk chocolate and mild roast character come through.

T: Very natural assimilation of beer and barrel - The (not overly) sweet caramel, toffee flavor in the beginning blends seemlessly to a vanilla and coconut oaky flavor that seems so part of the beer I can’t imagine it with out it. The dark chocolate and cocoa flavors that come next provide a mild roasty-ness giving the impression of bitterness (along with the barrel tannins) that - again go very natural with the overall flavor of the beer. The beer finishes out with a tobacco and bourbon sweetness that rests on your tongue minutes after your last sip - making you remember how good the previous one was. The balance is perfectly between the barrel and the dark and caramel malts. The beer is on the sweeter side but in a very pleasant way.

M: Moderate alcohol warming in the chest with a numbing sensation in the cheeks from the bourbon. A full body with medium-low carbonation and a slight creaminess. A sticky sensation rests on the tongue like after having a mouth full of maple syrup.

O: One of those beers you’ll remember long after the bottle is empty. I’m glad to have been lucky enough to have tried this amazing beer. This is a great example of a beer that was designed from the beginning to with the end product in mind. I’ve had many BA stouts where the brewery just through it in a barrel and it just didn’t blend well with the ingredients - this is not that beer. Get this beer if you can. Cheers!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours black with a small brown head.

Smell: Smells of dark coffee roast and bourbon (if you are one of those beersnobs that seek out BA beers, but complain that it smells and taste of too much bourbon, dont drink this, and better yet, why are you seeking out BA beers, I see this too often)

Taste: Bourbon and coffee, slight butterscotch and vanilla, then roast and bourbon again. I have a lot of Favorite tasting beers, but this one takes the cake on my favorite beer when it comes to the bourbon characteristics in it.

Mouthfeel: full bodied velvety greatness

Overall: This is a perfect imperial coffee stout aged in bourbon barrels. Perfect in every catagory.

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Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 2,189 ratings