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AleSmith Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

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4.38/5
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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:
#268
Reviews:
1,717
Ratings:
6,911
pDev:
8.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
923
Gots:
2,200
Trade:
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Ratings: 6,911 |  Reviews: 1,717
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2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

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2.78/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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2.79/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was a real let down for me. I will look to taste again in case my taste buds were just crazy this night. The smell was heavily weighted towards chocolate. Leaning toward bitter chocolate. But for me it was distractingly so. The aromas were powerful but it would depend on how the flavors worked with it. Really no head on this. My first sip confirms that this is totally flat. With its heavy mouthfeel and dominating chocolate flavors, I needed some carbonation. With no carbonation, this got old fast for me.

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Photo of jsh420
2.83/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

bottle from jessethehutt - atleast 4months old

pours jet black with 2 finger tan head that has good retention and left plenty of lacing

smell is coffee chocolate milk and some roasted malts behind all that

taste - wow kind of a big let down - coffee then sour milk - has some roast and chocolate but that sour milk flavor is awful

mouthfeel is watery thin - thinner then nitro guinness!!

drinkability is ok - does not taste 12% abv but on the other hand the flavors are not good

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Photo of rderedin
2.85/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dedrinker
2.91/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A very glassy, shiny black color with little head and the thinnest dark brown hue when held to the light. Quite attractive despite the lack of head. Faint aroma of coffee, vanilla, and roasted malts. Flavor and mouth feel are disappointingly thin with a sharp, acidic black coffee bitterness that carries through to the finish. A little oak and rum creep out at the end to try and redeem itself, but I can't sign on to this one. The trouble with some coffee stouts is that they taste like they could really use some cream and sugar. I'm glad I didn't pay money for this, but on the brighter side I think this would be a great beer to braise some skirt steak with.

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Much smoother than I expected. BA ones are better though.

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 6,911 ratings
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