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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:
#269
Reviews:
1,714
Ratings:
6,906
pDev:
8.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A- jet black with a nice finger of tan brown head, which leaves a nice lacing along the sides as it goes down

S- big roasted character I'm getting in this one, a lot of alcohol also, not much coffee as I was expecting though, bitter sweet chocolate, vanilla, I'm getting a little bourbon characteristics in this one, its probably because the big alcohol and roasted malt

T- again not much coffee for being a "coffe stout", I'm getting a lot of roasted malt in this one, dark fruits, which I didn't get really in the nose, dates and plumbs, I'm getting a nice vanilla with some chocolate, I am getting coffee in the after taste though but again not much, and that 12% is differently there, but it's nice.

M- thick, coats the whole mouth as it goes down, pretty sticky, but it is surprisingly smooth
O- overall a nice brew, alittle disappointed in the lack of coffee presences but still solid, gets better as it warms, it is really a complex brew and very well made, just wish they would of had more coffee in this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date 8/15/13
Poured into a St. Bernardus Chalice, Rust on bottle cap, moisture under the foil?

This pours a nice black color with hints of brown in the light. A nice full brownish tan head sits on top and winds down at normal pace. Not much for lacing, spotty.

It has a really nice smooth roasted malt aroma, sweetness and a little coffee. When it warms there is a bit of alcohol but its blends nicely with the malt sweetness and bit of chocolate roast.

The taste follows the aroma well and it is very smooth. This has a wonderful smoothness between the chocolate, coffee/espresso and malt sweetness. There is 12% alc in here??? Really the biggest thing I like about this is how smooth and seamless the flavors fit together, nothing is out of place.

The mouthfeel compliments the flavors perfectly. It is thick and oily and coats your mouth with each sip.

I really enjoyed this stout. Stouts are not my go to style but if I had access to this that might change. It's smooth and mellow but full of flavor. It seems like the chocolate, coffee, sweetness and alcohol are all paired perfectly in this beer. It's not over the top in any way, just damn good.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Early on 31st Dec 13, usual 0.75 litre bottle poured into a pint pot and the remainder into a Gordon’s badged thistle shaped glass. One of two bought for me by a brother on my 60th Birthday earlier in December.

Jet black with a thick coffee like foaming head on both glasses. You can’t miss the coffee and dark chocolate in the nose or taste but below those two powerhouses there are more subtle flavours and aromas to find. A strong vanilla flavour arrives and then leaves: but a pod or two stay behind to dance with some hedgerow berries and a bag of toffees.

This gets more complex as it warms too: each malty molasse playing with your taste buds and nasal senses.

Rich, smooth and very drinkable: most enjoyable, pity I had to share it with my son and son-in-law (the wife insisted).

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 6,906 ratings
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