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AleSmith Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

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4.38/5
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6,926 Ratings
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:
#269
Reviews:
1,720
Ratings:
6,926
pDev:
8.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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924
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The stout pours a pitch black with a mocha colored head that is full and creamy. Good lacing too.

The scent is fulling complex with dark fruit, coffee, bakers chocolate and cocoa. The taste is similarly complex with the roasted barley complimenting the sweeter chocolate notes. The coffee plays a good supporting role and puts the beer first. Finishes with some alcohol warmth and semi dry. Fairly well balanced flavor given the complex profile. Mouthfeel is full and rich with a moderate level of carbonation.

All around top notch imperial stout where the coffee adds a pleasant touch.

Vintage 2014 Review - Enjoyed 2.5 years after bottling


Very dark opaque black. Dark brown head fades to a thin bead. Aroma is full of roast, coffee and mild fruitiness. There is a vinous character in the background. First thought at tasting is that it feels thinner than I remember, but has a lingering sweetness that somehow increases the mouthfeel' fullness. Very smooth. Specialty grains come through with roast, dark fruit, cinnamon, and a malt sweetness. Lower bitterness with the roast acting as balance to the sweeter flavors. The bottle claims it can ave several years, but I recommend fresh for the deeper coffee flavors.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 6,926 ratings
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