Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#444
Reviews:
1,751
Ratings:
7,040
pDev:
8.45%
 
 
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Photo of Treyliff
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours a thick jet black color with a two-finger creamy khaki colored head that has great retention and leaves plenty of lacing behind

S- chocolate and roasted malt mix with herbal and earthy espresso notes, followed by caramel, dark fruits & malted milk

T- charred malt and dark chocolate notes up front, immediately followed by rich herbal espresso notes & mocha cream. Mid-palate gives some dark fruit notes, as well as molasses and more charred malt. The finish gives more coffee that gives a long linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming finish

O- a classic stout that has stood the test of time, big, bold and roasty

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Photo of dogdrule
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkarimi
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nass
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This stout pours thick & viscous in the snifter. Big maltiness lingering on the palate with some big notes of dark baker's chocolate amalgamate with some faint coffee notes although there are no adjuncts in the version that I am drinking. Nothing hits the spots during the cold winter time better than a well made Imperial Stout & the 12% alcohol is hidden well. This is a well made stout. I highly recommend this beer although it is a little pricey. This is a World Class beer. Cheers! A

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Photo of Frankiefiggs
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warrenc
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours inky black with a finger height of brown head. Aroma of smoke, oak ,cherries and chocolate. Taste is very much in line with the smell, liquorice and espresso, alcohol is there but intertwined and melded with so much body and flavors. Nice work here.

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Photo of hoponit
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ssitron
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CtSoxFan
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daeds_714
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of southsidejoe8089
3.76/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of pmoersch
3.51/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

For those who love stouts this is an easy choice. Not too aggressive but with a rich smoothness and excellent flavor. Head is good and creamy bitter notes highlight this stout.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Delicious, impressive beer that lived up to its high expectations. Jet-black, oily color with a little lingering tan head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of dark roast coffee and dark chocolate. Tastes similarly, along with caramel, vanilla, molasses, plum and malt. Very smooth, moderately creamy mouthfeel, not too much bitterness at all. High ABV is quite well-hidden. Good mild carbonation. An outstanding beer and I am trying to get my hands on others from this amazing brewery!

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Photo of Claytonham34
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarrettBoots
3.77/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baklo
4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PrynneCabin
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dovers
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmukid87
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of samuelp23
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank with my buddy Shom in Chicago. Aged for 5 y ars in basement (60-70F). Very smooth for a big stout. The booziness that is usually present with this beer is gone and replaced with a sourness and stone fruit. . Chocolate. big coffee flavor that lingers. Orange peel. Get more grain smell as it warms. A little thin in texture which is not typical for this beer.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from 2014

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black beer topped by a dense two finger light tan head which retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: Smells of intense roasted malts, dark chocolate and espresso
T: Taste is nice roasty malts with some bittersweet dark chocolate, italian roasted coffee, slight oxidation, hints of charred wood. Swallow is more roasted malts, charred wood, espresso, and dark chocolate.
M: This beer has a thick and silky body that's a little chewy. Carbonation is light but adequate for the style which contributes to a creamy mouthfeel while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this one is rock solid. It represents the style well and has great flavors. It drinks really well and has some nice complexity going for it. It's definitely worth a try if you can find it.

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Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 7,040 ratings