AleSmith Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
6,809
Reviews:
1,692
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
918
Gots:
2,183
For Trade:
150
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Served on tap at House of 1000 Beers on 9-29-13

A - Poured out a rich creamy black color, two fingers of tan colored head, thick lacing.
S - Aroma has a lot of dark roasted chocolates, some smoky traits, it seems like there might be some hops in here, and definitely a little boozy.
T - Big bitter dark chocolate, roasted malt, has a really nice hop character throughout the mouth, and there's a really neat flavor of smoked hickory chips that compliment it well.
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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 6,809 ratings.
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