AleSmith Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of BierStein711
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into weizen

Appearance: Jet black with beige head, four fingers. Excellent head retention, wonderful lacing

Smell: coffee, alcohol,

Tastes: herbs, coffee, cola, hop, and chocolate

Mouthfeel: Thick

Overall: Outstanding beer, well worth having in your fridge. Pairs great with savory foods, by the way!

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4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am admittedly more a fan of dark beers and had the fortune to be introduced to this one by a friend who cellars stouts (it was also upsold to me as being amazing before I ever tasted it so that's my only bias).

While pouring it, I felt like I was in that syrup-chugging scene from Super Troopers - I don't really know how to explain it more. It was so dark it was like looking into Ray Liotta's soul. The aroma oozed out of the snifter - chocolate, dark roast coffee, caramel, maybe a little vanilla. In contrast to my opening remark, the mouthfeel was not that of syrup or caramel but I'd more liken it to a dark chocolate covered espresso bean. This is just a fantastic beer. I saved this one for a night when I could just chill out and enjoy a sunset and a beer.

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Updated original 4.25 draft rating based on a 6 month old bottle. While the coffee had faded quite a bit, it was a roasty chocolaty delight!

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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3/5  rDev -31.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Photo of utopiajane
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as night with the viscosity of motor oil. Mocha colored head of thick foam that dwindles to a small island of bubbles and a thin film. Laces like a champ. Nose is chocolate, roasted coffee, dark roasted malts and a touch of cherry. A little alcohol on the nose but it is 12% after all. Malt goes doughy and deep as it warms and there is bread in this. Taste is huge alright. Greets you with espresso and plenty of roasted coffee flavors, then smooth doughy malt mid palate with some faint floral from the hops, unsweetened cocoa and the dark fruit, then a hint of the molasses aspect of the malt and a grainy feeling on the tongue. It finishes dry and toasted with the chocolate coming in again only sweet this time and with a delectable oily hop bitter. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky with good carbonation. Some alcohol on the palate. It’s the coffee that makes this one stand out and it’s done to perfection. This is truly an impeccable stout.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 6,847 ratings.
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