AleSmith Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Absolutely gorgeous in the pour this stout had a glowing opal darkness and a stiff, thick cap of bottle cap floating foam.

The scent had mostly coffee in the nose with a light chocolate malt but a phenolic duct tape aroma keeps invading my senses.

This needs to be served in the 60F area as if it's too cold the alcohol is overwhelming. When it warmed the roasted coffee flavor really came out. There is then a dark chocolate flavor before it ends in a marshmallow cream.

The feel is very full and creamy with substantial alcohol warmth. The warmth in many beers is a deterrent but hear it's an all over warmth that actually makes this experience all the more gratifying.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

'13 750ml into a CS snifter.

A- This stout is not black, it is more brown. Small amount of head than is stubborn to go away.

S- Malt, roasty, coffee. Bit of fig. Burnt wood.

T- Some coffee up front. Speedway is not as complex as I thought it would be having the BA version of it previous to to this.

M- Very thin for me. Not much for mouthfeel.

O- I was not too impressed with the regular version of Speedway. I have become a stout snob. If I would have had this early in my stout phase, I would have rated higher.

(edit, I brought up the mouthfeel 0.5 because the bottom 1/4 of the bottle was sooo much better. This shouldn't happen though. Looking for consistent stout throughout the bottle)

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 6,922 ratings
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