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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

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AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States | website

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

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a dark brown 750 mL bottle with no dating that I can find. It seems to have rubbed off in the trip it had to take from the Pacific NW to arrive at my doorstep. No matter, as the style should allow it to hold up well, even if it's a little older. Poured into a standard 16 oz tumbler.

Appearance - The body of this beer is where light goes to die. It's hard to tell if it's straight-up black or a brown so dark that it might as well be black. It seems slightly to my eyes as if it's the former rather than the latter. Atop the body sits a generous, creamy khaki head. Dissipates over about 2-3 minutes, leaving sparse lacing, but really nothing to speak of.

Smell - Knowing this is a coffee stout, I expected the aroma to be a little more fresh-ground espresso. Don't get me wrong, that distinctive strong coffee ground characteristic is there, but it's on a pretty level playing feel with the charred notes of roasted malt and the bittersweetness of cocoa nibs and raw cacao. I know that coffee is included in the drink, but I think semisweet chocolate is the more present element, at least in the smell.

Taste - Here, the coffee element becomes more dominant, with notes of a nice French roast percolating in amongst the bittersweet chocolate and charred malts. There is a a sweetness that blends nicely with the roasty bitter elements from the coffee and chocolate. There also seems to be a spiciness to it, as if it had chiles added or something. The esters from the huge ABV are noticeable, but don't overwhelm--this one is all roasted goodness and faint sweetness, like burnt caramel or overcooked molasses. Quite pleasant.

Mouthfeel - Heavy, in a good way, rich and decadent. Quite chewy, like you'd expect from a huge Imperial Stout like this one, reminiscent of a mocha latte. Carbonation is on the light side of medium, but more than I would have expected. Lingering and slight bitterness, but the finish is mostly dry.

Overall, a stellar beer. It's hard to compare to some of my other favorite coffee-based stouts because none of those even come close to the ABV on this one. That being said, this is quite an impressive imperial stout, coffee or no. The only thing I would change is to make the coffee a bit more pronounced. Given that I don't know the bottling date, I suppose it's possible that the coffee forwardness has simply faded a bit. Still makes for a delicious beer that I would gladly drink again (or share with friends).

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Photo of jeffmonarch
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle in a snifter.

A - Is this beer or a thin mollasis? Damn is it dark. It has a medium brown head that disappears quickly.

S - Three things. Coffee, chocolate and alcohol.

T - Wow, you taste the sweeter chocolate while in your mouth and then the finish hits the back of your palate and the coffee flavor hits you really hard. After the finish you get a slight warming sensation in your throat from the alcohol, very light but there.

M - This disappointed me. I don't get much while in my mouth. It has a slight flavor then the knockout is the finish. I wish it had more initially.

D - I like it a lot. Stouts are my favorite and this is a great one. My only complaint is the initial flavor is weak. Don't get me wrong, it kicks your a$@ after that.

Great beer!

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Photo of KFBR392
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: PItch black. Dark brown head which was more prominent then I expected. About half finger worth of head throughout drinking. Really exceptional.

Smell: Subdued but very pleasant. A sweet maltness in the aroma.

Taste: Again the sweet malt flavors come into play. The coffee presence that was advertised was much less prominent then I would have hoped. It was barely detectable in the undertones but could be found. A very easy drinker for being such a high ABV.

Mouthfeel: Smooth. Thick palette coverage makes this a memorable brew. Heavy but again such an easy drinker.

Overall: This brew had some high expectations going in. I was amped to find a few bottles of this at a local liquor store and they were certainly a treat.

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Photo of IronLover
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep black in color with dark brown and ruby hues on the edges. Poured with thick, dense, dark beige foam that quickly reduces to a thick cap with good retention. Mellow, medium high, roasted malt and milk chocolate aromas. Medium light dark fruity esters of sweet fig and raisin. No hop aromas. Light, pleasant, boozy notes in the background as this warms. Full bodied with a creamy smooth, thick, viscous feel and light carbonation. Medium high flavors of sweet milk chocolate up front followed by dark roasted malts into the middle. Medium high hop bitterness through the middle along with dark fruity esters and a definitive, pleasant, boozy, warmth that slowly intensifies to the end. Finished dryly with a lingering, mellow hoppy and roasty bitterness. Incredibly drinkable considering the high abv. No hot boozy, solvent flavors or feel. Generally mellow flavors and aromas (for the style) that may be a result of a year of cellaring. Also, bo coffee characters were noted, flavor or aroma. Not sure if this was also a result of aging or si ply perceptikn. Fabulous balance between the sweet and roasty malts and hop bitterness. Pleasant, mellow, warm, booziness, despite the higher abv.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as night with the viscosity of motor oil. Mocha colored head of thick foam that dwindles to a small island of bubbles and a thin film. Laces like a champ. Nose is chocolate, roasted coffee, dark roasted malts and a touch of cherry. A little alcohol on the nose but it is 12% after all. Malt goes doughy and deep as it warms and there is bread in this. Taste is huge alright. Greets you with espresso and plenty of roasted coffee flavors, then smooth doughy malt mid palate with some faint floral from the hops, unsweetened cocoa and the dark fruit, then a hint of the molasses aspect of the malt and a grainy feeling on the tongue. It finishes dry and toasted with the chocolate coming in again only sweet this time and with a delectable oily hop bitter. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky with good carbonation. Some alcohol on the palate. It’s the coffee that makes this one stand out and it’s done to perfection. This is truly an impeccable stout.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a black body with one finger creamy khaki head that left a little bit of lace ring around glass. Aroma is balanced between roasted coffee and dark chocolate along with hints of caramel, toffee and figs. While at first the beer seems more coffee than anything else, as this slow, full-bodied sipper warms it release more chocolate notes, so at end of beer I find myself drinking a chocolaty, slightly caramelized/toffees coffee beer with some figs and possible raisins stashed away. A little bit sticky with no discernible ABV, not even in finish, this beer blends all elements seamlessly together and lives up to the hype.

S: There are moderately strong aromas of chocolate in the nose.
T: The taste has strong flavors of bittersweet chocolate and coffee beans along with notes of dark roasted malts. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and quite smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.

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Photo of trippytbta
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip glass

A: pours black, with a small brown head that dissipates into a tiny head

S: coffee

T: strong coffee taste with big dark chocolate. Maybe a little caramel as it warms up

M: slick and smooth. Full bodies but still crisp. Very warm on the finish from the alcohol content. A little dry

Overall: very good imperial stout. One of my favorites now. About to try the barrel aged version. Huge flavor. Great.

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Photo of BeerTruth
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Reed415 and genog for this dark beauty.

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Shared this one with the roommate in celebration after he won the championship game in his softball league.

This one pours a complete opaque onyx black with a nice two finger fluffy brown head that sloooowly dies down to a nice lacing. Stickiness is probably the best I've seen for any beer, let alone the style. First whiff I take is alcohol actually, a bit surprised, but for 12% what do you expect. After that initial smell there seems to be sweet espresso mixed in with lucious milk and dark chocolate. Toasted nut seems to tingle in the nose as well. First sip is so creamy and thick, almost like a coffee milkshake. Boozey burn on the tounge and within the mouth, but I could care less. Sweet black coffee flavor mid-way with a sweet caramel aftertaste with some dryness. Powerfull, full-flavored Stout. I can't imagine drinking an entire bottle myself, but I'm sure others have. A benchmark for this style for sure.

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Photo of codewarrior
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Capped 750mL poured into a Snifter

Been looking forward to this for a while, my friend T was nice enough to bring one to a late night tasting last weekend (I was nice enough to help him finish it).

L: Pours motor-oil thick, with ridiculous head ... unreal retention ... seriously there is a high water mark, and at one point the dimpling resembled a nuclear mushroom cloud. Jet black body, deep, layered dark break head ... looks like a chocolate pillow.

S: Hugely booze-forward, lots of malts shortly behind. Coffee is light and in the back, touch of lingering burnt coffee in the finish. Pretty straight-forward and huge coffee stout.

T: Front is a good boozy start into a watery-coffee middle. From there it develops into a chocolate, coffee, mealy affair with huge depth and great balance. 50/50 for me here, up front it's not great, second half is world class.

F: Smooth, thick and rich. Everything a stout should be.

D: Pretty damn drinkable at 12% ... all-around enjoyable

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours deep and black with a tan, thick, 2 finger head. Great retention. Thick, silky lacing with good stick.

Smell - Initially, a bit of odd sourness in the aroma. Tart cherry. Then anise and secondary notes of dark roasted coffee and chocolate. Sourness fades as the beer warms, leaving more classic RIS qualities in the smell.

Taste - Some initial sourness, black cherry, then big roasted stout character kicks in and dominates. Again, as in the smell, sourness dissipates as the beer warms. Once warmed, it's a RIS lover's paradise. Milk chocolate upfront. Dark chocolate. Roasted coffee. More chocolate qualities throughout than coffee. Lots of assertive boozy, somewhat numbing anise flavor mid-taste and into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Silky smooth going down. Almost chuggable. Amazing for an Imperial Stout.

Overall - This is one silky smooth Imperial Stout. I'm nitpicking, but there's a bit too much anise for my liking, yet the fact there's no harshness in what you'll find in some Imperials (Old Rasputin, for example) puts this RIS in the upper echelon territory. Very Assertive. I thought at first it might be infected, because it seemed somewhat sour initially, but once it warmed all that classic RIS flavor came out in full force. To be honest, I may have to re-review the Oskar Blues TenFidy, because I'm finding a lot of similarities between the two, but I'm enjoying this substantially more than I did my initial intro to TenFidy.

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Photo of Sammy
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A coffee brewed with beer and some spices and nicely carbonated. Thick and medium mouthfeel. Strong overwhelming coffee taste more than anything. Caffeine and alcohol kick certainly puts one on a rush. Bitter acidic finish. I've had more enjoyable of the style, see Yukon's version. Thanks XLPerro for bringing in from San Diego.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with a sticky mocha head.

Smells like a chocolate covered coffee bean.

Strong coffee and milk chocolate flavors. Lingering chocolate and freshly ground coffee finish. Coffee is on the bitter side which is probably why its hard to detect the 12% ABV. Dangerously drinkable.

Thick body and moderately carbed.

This is a great stout that is always on shelves around here. But there are too many comparable local options at half the price for me to justify paying $20 per bottle for this one. I prefer this one fresh.

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Photo of Kaiser81
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this O'briens with the Kopi Luwak speedway stout for a side by side comparison

A - Pours jet black with a thin, mocha colored head. There is nice lacing on the glass as you drink the beer

S - Roasted malt, slight hint of hops, coffee, slight hazelnut tones as well

T - Roasted malts mixed with black coffee. Not as sweet as the Kopi Luwak, but a good coffee tone - if you like coffee, you will like the taste of this stout

M - Light carbonation with a thick body

D - This would go great with a brunch, and, can possibly pass as a beer you could easily have with breakfast. Or, if you have a coffee flavored ice cream or cake, this would be a perfect night capper.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into two pint glasses. Thanks to Killer for the assist! Extra special thanks to Mcallister for the hook up. Woo Hoo! Review #100!

A: I don't think they come much blacker than this! Tiny, dark brown cap of foam that disappears to a tiny ring.

S: Quite restrained in the nose. Roasted coffee, burnt brown sugar, and alcohol.

T: See above with the addition of cherries, raisins, dark chocolate, black pepper, boozy alcohol, with spicy hops in the finish.

M: Bitter, dry, and oily. Thinner that I expected. Very slick and slippery.

D: This is a brutal stout that is not to be toyed with. One bottle could be an afternoon project...for two people. I wish the alcohol flavor wasn't so pronounced. I subtracted points because of the ragged booziness.

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Photo of chadspivey
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I almost made it a year aging this bottle. I traded for it 10 months ago so it's possible that its a year old at this point.

The body is as dark as can complimented by a light brown 2 finger head that stays for the rest of the beer as a good film of bubbles on top.

The smell is very complex and consists primarily of roasted malts. It has a porter-esque hop profile. Hints of chocolate and molasses. Vanilla and caramel come out as the beer warms. There's more, i'm just not sure what to call it.

Roasty malts in the flavor jump out at me first, followed very quickly by a little bit of that vanilla, caramely tatse you get from aging an imperial stout. Theres still a slight hop profile, that blending with the chocolate gives a bitter chocolate kinda taste. Of course there's coffee in there too, but not as much as I would have expected.

The mouthfeel is awesome. Very carbonated, very full body and thick and smooth. The alcohol isn't so present in the taste, but i can feel it warming my throat quite a bit.

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Photo of aasher
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This bottle was purchased a week ago at Jungle Jim's and is being shared with zep9865. This beer pours a viscous midnight black in color with a two finger, creamy dark khaki head. The aromas are of mokah and bitter cooking chocolate. There is a nice cream aspect to it that welds the coffee and chocolate together in a near perfect manner. It drinks like lightly roasted chocolate coffee beans with a touch of cream and a light boozy finish. It's also sweet but not too sweet. It's nice but the coffee features a little more bitterness when compared to a bevy of other stouts. The alcohol isn't very present for being so high in abv. This drinks exceptionally smooth and coats the palate with chocolate and coffee goodness. Overall this is a superb beer and definitely worth a try. If only I didn't have to drive to Cincinnati to get it!

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Photo of waltonc
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle last November in Orange County. This is a delicious stout. Though very strong, I didn't find it excessive in sludge-like qualities.

Appearance: Pitch black with appealing milk chocolate lacing around the rim of my glass.

Taste: The label says it's brewed with coffee. I can see that, but thankfully it's not out of control like, for example, Bells Java Stout. It's just plays the role of the typical complementary coffee note that I love in a good imperial stout. Drinking this, I would not have guessed it's 12% alcohol. More like 9 or so.

Mouthfeel: At warmer temperatures, this has a very nice creamy quality that went great with the coffee and chocolate flavors.

Drinkability: When I first started sipping this, I had every expectation of putting away the whole bottle (minus the small portion my wife wanted to try). However, I was defeated by the 12% ABV, and left a couple fluid oz. in my glass before going to bed.

Smell: smells good.

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Photo of BMoney575
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on 2-15-08
Green bottle vintage.

Pours a completely opaque and light-absorbing black, with a thick tan head that fades away to a thin film. Huge lacing coats the sides of the glass, then leaves thin fingers of bubbles.

Smell is very good, and quite aged. Big aromas of molasses and dark fruits, with a malty coffee right in the middle. I pick up oak and even some chocolate. All of the qualities you look for in a big stout.

Taste is exactly what you'd expect, but maybe a little young. Huge malt with a definite woody character, followed by a sizable coffee flavor and bitterness to balance it out. The alcohol leaves a slick finish, but is very well tamed.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick, bu the carbonation is a bit too much. The bitter finish also seems to thin things out.

Drinkability is very good for such a big beer. The flavors are very pleasant and the alcohol is well managed. Watch out.

Overall, a little less than I was expecting. Maybe I built it up too much in my head, but I think I'm just spoiled. Very good though, and well worth picking up a few.

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Photo of portia99
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a dark, dark brown - almost, but not quite black - totally opaque. A one-finger head of mocha foam sits atop for a minute or two, and dies a little to a low, but even cap on the surface. Some thin lacing coats the glass as the beer disappears.

S - I'm hit with a ton of rich coffee aroma on first smell...pretty intense. Very deep and roasty. A little bit of licorice and maybe some bakers chocolate, a just the slightest burnt caramel sweetness.

T - Hmm...Lots of coffee and roasty malts, some burnt woodiness - almost smokey flavors, and surprisingly quite a bit of astringency (which mellows some as the beer warms). I'm also picking up a good amount of dark fruits, dark and milk chocolates and licorice. Not getting much alcohol in the taste, which is a little surprising and scary how smooth this is for a 12% beer. Very good, but the astringency aspect detracts somewhat for me.

M - Very thick and full mouthfeel...not quite syrupy, but full and chewy. Carbonation is low to medium...just right. Very nice!

D - This is a perfect, winter night, sit in front of the fire beer. Can't believe I'm saying this...wish it was snowing outside right now! Meant to be sipped and savored. This is a rare find for me, so one bottle is all I have, but can't imagine having more than one in a sitting. Very good - alcohol is hidden really well, scary well...

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Photo of tedpeer
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml into a pint

A - Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a huge mocha head that subsides to an eighth. Nice lacing.

S - Roasted coffee, with some sweetness.

T - Sweet up front then coffee all the way to the finish. Alcohol warmth in the finish

M - Smooth and slick. Lightly carbonated.

D - The alcohol is very well hidden,

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Photo of harrymel
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled: unk

A: black, opaque. Oddly, no foam on pour, but a few seconds later, a sheet of mocha foam, then falls to a really cool surface foam that is really interesting to me - like globs of pain on a canvas that were allowed to slowly run together.
S: coffee, smoke, leather, licorice, some dates. Rich nose here.
T: Coffee, cocoa, leather, umami, licorice, molasses, raisin. I dig it.
M: medium bodied with lower carb and an overall velvety feel, not as dry as I would anticipate.
O: a sincerely good stout with surprising characteristics. Next time I'm in CA, I will need to snatch up a few bottles.

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Photo of ChazMania
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big A** bottle. I have been sitting on for a few months.

a- dark brown/black pour and thick like motor oil! the "glug glug" sound from the bottle to the glass is awesome.

s- coffee, chocolate, prune, dark cherry, fig.

t- same as above, rather robust and extremely complex.

m- chewy, this is a meal in a glass.

d- it will take me all night to drink this bottle. actually, i may have to cork it and finish tomorrow. it is so complex that it needs to be experienced, not downed to get through.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: utterly, completely, entirely black with two thick fingers of frothy light brown foam. There's good head retention and a nice lace on the glass, too. Beauty, eh?

Smell: a combination of rich, roasty malt, with coffee and chocolate notes, and a fruity alcohol character which I tend to love in the style. I think it's strong, balanced and intriguing -- love it!

Taste: whoa, there, Nellie! This is one massively flavored beer. Big alcohol hits me right up front, followed by the light fruitiness, then more alcohol, then finally the roasty malt character. Much less subtle and balanced than the aroma. Still good, but a bit too unbalanced to be great.

Mouthfeel: big body with a nice, well-integrated carbonation yielding a lush, rich and creamy mouthfeel. Wonderful.

Overall: I like this beer a lot, but the huge alcohol kind of detracts from some of its otherwise wonderful qualities.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Super dark brown. Almost black, but no, it's the darkest of browns. Head is minimal and what does linger does so as a tiny dark khaki collar. Some carbonation is present. Pours nice and viscous without looking syrupy.

Smell: Leather, dark fruits, baker's chocolate, bitter cocoa, and day old coffee. All the right aromas are there. Deeply roasted, burnt, and a touch of char. Scrape the bottom of the burnt malt barrel. Big coffee notes with a syrupy booziness rounding out the back. Chocolate covered espresso beans.

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Taste: Super burnt. Over extracted coffee and the harsh bite of fresh espresso. Loads of bitter chocolate. Roasted malts are crazy huge and push well in to charred territory. Lingering hints of fresh pipe tobacco and licorice. Some minor hints of milk chocolate layered throughout. As it warms some rich fresh-brewed coffee notes pull through, but it reminds me a lot of chocolate covered espresso beans.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body that pushes toward full but never makes it. Carbonation is minimal, but comes through just enough to break up the body. Mildly creamy and super smooth.

Overall: Solid. Loads of flavor and it's all in the right place. Loses a little overall as the malts are a bit heavy on the burnt char lacks any balancing sweetness. Solid and worth finding, drinking, and cellaring.

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Photo of stakem
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to wishuwerebeer for sharing. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears black in color with a thin rim around the edge that shows some lighter brown and redness when held to the light. A brown cap of froth is composed of large bubbles. A film of lace forms across the top of the brew once the head has dissolved. A light swirl revives the cap and leaves light patches of lace on the glass.

The smell of this brew is roasty with chocolate malt that is roasty yet sweet smelling all at the same time. Plenty of fresh roasted coffee character fills the nose accenting the roasty quality of the malt and adding a bit if citrus element to it as well that really works with the hops. There is a bit of solvent alcohol comin through the back which is understandable considering the abv.

The taste of this brew is roasty and bitter with the level of roast to the grain. There are citrus hops included in the flavor that mixes with a citrus offer element. The aftertaste includes chocolate that is semisweet. Some residual grainy sweetness is pleasant and keeps the roasted bitter quality to this brew in check.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is easy drinking and very roasty. The abv is very well incorporated, I could seemingly drink this all night but end up with quite a buzz in no time (either from the coffee or bold abv.)

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 6,526 ratings.
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