AleSmith Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States

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

A well aged bottle of this was shared with my brother-in-law. Pours pitch black with a nice dark brown head. Aroma has great dark chocolate, coffee, and alcohol sweetness. Flavor is that of everythigng black - roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, rich dark chocolates, and a hint of black cherry fruit. Truly an experience. Mouthfeel is also thick and rich. coats the tongue but doesn;t destroy the urge to drink more. If anything. the lingering flavors draw me to drink more. Can't wait for my next trip to SoCal.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Inky black pour, with a beautiful mocha-colored two fingers worth of frothy head. The aroma is huge, with coffee, big velvety chocolate, roast, slight charring, slight dark fruits and no alcohol. Chocolate is massive in the taste; rich, dark, milky and creamy. Coffee plays a lessor role in the taste, but it's still wonderful. Lots of roasted malts and hints of sweet dark fruits are subtle. It's just stellar. Naturally the feel is thick, chewy, coating and filling. This is exceptionally drinkable, and one of the best Imperial Stouts I've ever had...

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - nice brown black completely opaque beer with a mocha head that leaves nice lacing
S - coffee, espresso, some milk chocate and cream in there too, roasted malts, dark chocolate, char, burnt marshmallow/sugar, very non boozy for 12%
T - roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, espresso, milk chocolate, burnt marshmallow, smores, cream on the back end, it's almost smoky too
M - big beer, very thick, alcohol covered extraordinarily well, aftertaste is roasted malts, espresso, coffee, chocolate
O - great beer. One of the best of its genre... I'd love to put this and Sump next to each other

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
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