Speedway Stout | 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): 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:
#282
Reviews:
1,733
Ratings:
6,983
pDev:
8.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DruC4
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kyle1234
4.77/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Branlott42
4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrosso
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Complex, sturdy delicious stout. First class beer. Oakland CA, May 2018

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of adamr2424
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If I could give this beer a 6 I would. My opinion is that this beer is the best beer I have ever drank!! No after taste. The flavors of coffee and Malt are well balanced. It is not extremely heavy like other 12%’ers are. So it’s not going to make you feel full. This beer is well balanced in every aspect. I recommend this beer to everyone no matter what your preference is. Cheers!!! And thank you Ale Smith!

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4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Brilliant black pour with white pillowy head for days. Aromas of dark chocolate and French roast coffee. Flavors of coffee, toffee, and dark fruit flavors. Theres also faint plum flavors and hoppy bitterness balance this beer’s malt backbone. This beer is truelt about the coffee thought. Masterfully done. Extremely creamy mouthfeel.

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4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puck1225
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I think this is the best imperial stout I have ever had to date. Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Pitch brown with a great beige head and lacing. Wonderful smell of dark berries and chocolate. Carries to the taste, but so much more. Hint of coffee, almonds, dark toasted malt, dates, dark raisins. All this without being too sweet. These guy hit a beer sweet spot!

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4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Liquid Meth in a bottle. Popped open a 22 oz. great stout head. good smell. warm taste with vanilla, chocolate and coffee. By the time I drank half of it - well let's just say it had a great effect! I will save this great beer for those "special stouty occasions"

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

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

2018 dated 16 oz can, slightly chilled. Poured moderately fast, which created very little mocha head that didn't last long. Nose is rich coffee, maybe fig and caramel. First sip brings light licorice and caramel sweetness, with the coffee more in the back than expected. Mouthfeel is creamy, full, with lasting dark chocolate aftertaste. Alcohol seems completely hidden...dangerous (stealing another reviewer's term). After warming, it just gets creamier while keeping its mocha, chocolate, coffee, fig, licorice balance. Really delicious and much too easy to tip back until empty. About ten minutes after finishing, the alcohol came to visit, reminding me this is strong beer! If it's this good fresh, I'll need several cans to cellar. Pricey for the area, but what else would I do with my money?

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

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

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Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 6,983 ratings