Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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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750mL bottle from Beermongers. Split.

A: Rich, oily black with a bubbling of mocha head. Glass receives a slight discoloration upon the swirling.

N: Smooth dark chocolate, espresso and roast, some vanilla, an oak toastiness though it’s not barrel aged. Some coffee berry. Malted milk. Really, really nice.

T: Very roasty with plenty of coffee bitterness. Almost pure, unsugared cocoa. Has an alcoholic sharpness that can probably age out, but it’s distracting to me. There’s also a hoppy bite to it.

M: Solid if a bit watery at times.

O: I always want to like this a lot more than I do. Needs some more sweetness which is why I tend to like the BA version a lot more. Worthy beer and one I should age to taste the changes.

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A: Pours a pitch black color with 3 fingers of tan head that eventually fades to a thin cap that leaves great lacing

S: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, anise, and a hint of dark fruits. Very deep and complex

T: Follows the nose. Very roasty, with big notes of chocolate and coffee, with some nice anise and vanilla notes in the background. Alcohol provides a slight estery kick but goes great with the roasted malts and packs almost no heat or booziness

M: Full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth

O: One of the best coffee stouts out there, hands down. It's also dangerously drinkable at 12%. I'd recommend splitting this one because this is one HUGE beer. Definitely worth the price

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Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 6,950 ratings