AleSmith Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Jet Black, with an off-white head. Starts with a strong coffee and dark chocolate sensation, then fades to a multitude of toasty, roasty and caramel malt flavors. Clean and crisp, full- bodied. Warmth from the high alcohol content lightens up the feel. You won't fool your taste buds - this beer is HUGE!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#270
Reviews:
1,723
Ratings:
6,939
pDev:
8.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of thebeers
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black with a creamy tan head. Heavy, sticky lacing.

Strong roasted malts, a little cream and a faint whiff of alcohol in the nose. Whatever coffee is there is very muted.

In the taste the nice roasted malt flavors are coupled with a strong sweetness -- there's a bit of chocolate and cream to it, but it's straight-up sugary, too. I wouldn't call it a dessert stout, but it's close. The coffee isn't very forward at this age, but there is a tasty flash of it in the aftertaste.

Very thick, creamy mouthfeel with just enough carbonation.

This is a bit too sweet for me to revisit often, but it's still very solid. Hard to read the canned on date, but it looks like 1/24/17, which could account for the muted coffee.

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4.96/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.12/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Loads of flavour. Starts with chocolate, then licorice and coffee. Finishes leathery with a hint of tobacco. At 12% this beer doesn't drink boozy. Smooth and flavourfull all the way

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4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tony210
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 2/18/15
Label states "Imperial Stout With Coffee"
Pours very dark with nice head. Huge coffee and chocolate aroma. Lots of chocolate and coffee up front, fairly thin but still flavorful. Overall a great stout, probably a little past its prime...

12/16/17
Bomber
4.25 rating

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4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am writing this review on the basis of a two year aging experiment. Pours a touch thin and has a light khaki head around the edge of the glass. Considering the age it smells like stale roast and alcohol. Taste is heavily milk chocolate. Feel is just the slightest tad carbonated. Overall this beer is better fresh with the strong coffee notes. Those notes devolve in to mills chocolate but the stale roast flavor predominates throughout and detracts from the aging experiment. Definitely better fresh.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 6,939 ratings
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