AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged | AleSmith Brewing Company

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

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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Ratings:
2,114
Reviews:
350
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
7.83%
 
 
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Serving: 1 pt. 9.4 Fl. oz. bottle poured into a Founder's CBS snifter. Most recent 2015 edition. No bottled on date, but I'm guessing this is maybe 6 or 7 months old at this point.

A: Pours a pitch black color, with a slight, bubbly mocha-colored head that sticks around.

S: First thing up front is ton of barrel. And it's mostly oak and char, not a ton of sweet or wet bourbon. Next you get that bitter coffee underneath, but it's not huge. Some chocolate and cocoa in the finish, with a touch of vanilla.

T: Right up front is that barrel character again, with tons of oak, wood, char, smoke, spirit and whiskey. Very, very boozy and alcoholic. Middle of the mouth comes a ton of coffee bitterness, but not exactly flavor. Finish is even more barrel and oak, as well as a ton of booze and bourbon.

M: Medium body, decent carbonation. Tons of alcohol and booze here.

O: Big thanks to illinikap for this one. Been a long time want for me. To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of regular Speedway Stout. It's too bitter and hoppy for me. Heading into this one, I was hoping that the barrel would smooth some of that out. Overall, this mostly accomplishes that, but there's a couple shortcomings. I do like the large oak and barrel presence here, and how it smooths out that coffee bitterness. My only gripe, is that this is quite boozy and hot from beginning to end. I've had larger ABV beers that you get no alcohol from, but this one is very, very hot. For some context, I'd say this is somewhere between KBS and BCBCS, but closer to KBS.

Recommendation: Any fan of Speedway Stout or BA coffee stouts needs to get a hold of this one.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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