Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

AleSmith Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout
6,908 Ratings
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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6,908 |  Reviews: 1,716
Photo of afallon86
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Cdunk11
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Howlader
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of ShadyJay
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of bclemens
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of MastaShonuf
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Atomicskis5
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of smonice
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of sofisdad
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Lemke10
4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This pours a very dark brown color with a creamy brown head. The aroma is full of robust malts and coffee making it very inviting. The flavor is rich, bold, complex and extra silky smooth. There is so much robust flavor here my taste buds are going wild. This is just as good as I could have expected and then some. You get all the alcohol warmth without any of the obvious taste. After finally having it, it’s easy to see why this is as highly regarded as it is.

 465 characters

Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of slashes2
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mallen413
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Saviorself
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of FreshZ
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JSBILK
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of retry4z
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured at room temperature, in the comfort and quiet of my room, into an AleSmith Decadence elongated Belgian tulip glass.

Pours black and viscous, as used motor oil, with a resilient three-finger chocolate head that settles to a half-inch.

Smells of roasted cocoa beans and coffee, some cinnamon spice and detectable sweet notes of dried fruit.

Very dense on the palate, with a nice tingly and warm alcohol finish.

Very little bitterness present despite AleSmith using the most hops on this beer (they balance it with sugars). Tastes of roasted cocoa beans, dried prunes, and cinnamon-like spices. A perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness.

Overall, a very well balanced Imperial Stout. I'd say I would prefer this beer chilled by a few degrees for a refreshing complement. At 12% abv, a ton of different hops, and produced by the best microbrewery around, Speedway Stout is a brewer's masterpiece that will soothe even the savage beast.

 949 characters

Photo of Tinfang
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Auraan
4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a nice jet black with a half-finger tan head, very attractive. Scents of chocolate, coffee, roast malt and slight alcohol. Excellent nose, very true to style. Flavors of chocolate, black coffee, roast malt and a rich, honey and molasses like sweetness, all mixed perfectly together in each sip, with the black coffee and roast malt becoming more prominent on the finish and aftertaste. A deep, rich, complex flavor. Mouthfeel is thick, sticky and heavy with medium carbonation. An excellent Imperial Stout, one of the better examples of the style I've tasted.

 566 characters

Photo of timmybaggins
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of LarryAppleton
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of BrownAleMale
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of rodkin
4/5  rDev -8.7%

AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 6,908 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.