Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

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

Poured Speedway Stout into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours black as midnight with 2 and half fingers of mocha head with a aggressive pour.

S - Roasted malts, bitter coffee, baker's chocolate.

T - Wow, now this is tasty. First off getting roasted coffee, some roasted malts, dark chocolate. Mid palate getting a touch anise with some dark fruit in there. Quality stuff here.

M - Better than expected, medium carbonation with heavy mouthfeel. Yummy!

O - A very good quality coffee stout. Recommended ! Cheers!

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

Poured into 22oz snifter; opaque jet black with a medium fizzy brown head that fades after a bit into a nice ring of thick foam. Leaves incredibly fine lacing coating as the liquid level falls.
Smell is slightly metallic, dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, sweeter notes like caramel and toffee, and slight dark fruit.
Taste is big and sweet at first, with chocolate and dark fruit; it soon moves through roasted malt and coffee and finishes bittersweet with hints of alcohol (nowhere near the 12% that it is) and the bitter chocolate/coffee aftertaste mingling with sweet chocolate and toffee.
Mouthfeel is huge and creamy, good carbonation.
Overall, this is a benchmark for imperial stouts. It's a perfect example of imperial stout flavor, without any fancy accouterments. It's simple, but it's very good at doing what it does. Delicious!

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

A - Can't get much darker. Head is dense with small brown bubbles.

S - Coffee, vanilla, and chocolate dominate, but other smells float in the background.

T - As with the smell, complex notes of coffee, vanilla, caramel, and chocolate.

M - Creamy and smooth.

O - AleSmith has this style mastered. Most American stouts I've had seem to come up a bit short in smell and taste. Another great brewery out of San Diego.

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

poured to a goblet glass

A- pours pitch black with a 1 finger mocha head that thins to a lace around the glass, visiable alcohol legs

S- rich brown sugar, intense dark and milk chocolates, roasted malt chararcters, some coffee notes, a touch of alcohol. a really good smelling stout

T- chocolate all over this thing, rich milk chocolate, sweet sugars, some,bitter dark chocolates, some sweet cherry middle of the mouth mixed with some raisin or dark fruits, a swish of alcohol on the end that kinda wraps around all the flavors and really brings them together

M- full bodied, milky, creamy, sweet all around low carbonation

O- a very enjoyable IS, very well blended and balanced. Extremely sweet, bold chocolate flavors. The only thing for me is that im not getting much of the coffee that it claims its brewed with, but all in all it is a great beer, cheers.

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Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
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