AleSmith Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout
BA SCORE
96.7%
Liked This Beer
4.38 w/ 6,881 ratings
AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Speedway Stout
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
Ranking:
#275
Reviews:
1,711
Ratings:
6,881
Liked:
6,653
Avg:
4.38/5
pDev:
8.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
922
Gots:
2,190
Trade:
149
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,881 |  Reviews: 1,711
Photo of Ryancthomas7
3.72/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on draft.
L - Pitch black with minimal head.
S - Coffee, but not as much as one would expect.
T - BOOZE! Extremely boozy for the abv. Not much coffee going on for me. Completely overpowered by alcohol.
F - Like I want to spit this out, but the high ratings are making me keep it in my mouth.
O - Super disappointed given the extremely high ratings for this beer. I have another tucked away in the fridge that I will need to open soon to see if the bottle is different than draft. Mega Black House by Modern Times absolutely blows this beer out of the water in my opinion. No contest.

Edit: Had this in a bottle after my horrible experience on tap. MUCH BETTER. Rating has been slightly increased. However, Mega Black House still blows this out of the water.

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Photo of WSchooley
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great imperial stout. Loads of coffe

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Photo of Chibeerguy1
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UPMD_Bill
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black, big roast coffee aroma. Taste is right mix of sweet, smoky, and lightly bitter. Huge and intense - a small tasting was sufficient.

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Photo of Ironstutz
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drepreciado
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sliprk314
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tmarretti
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodlavers
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of do_ob
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a tulip. Pours black with a 2 finger head of dense, sticky mocha-colored foam. Chocolate, roasted malt, sweet caramel, sweet cherries, blackberries, and vanilla beans on the nose. Heavy weight and so smooth and creamy on the palate. Big notes of rich chocolate, roasty malt, and coffee up front with a sweetness setting in middleways. Moderate notes of dark fruit throughout. Finishes silky smooth and leaves a residual bittersweet chocolate-coffee aftertaste.

Overall, this is an outstanding beer. It's everything an imperial stout should be. Roasty, smokey, and incredibly rich and sweet. Even at only 3 months old, there's no trace of alcohol at all.

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Photo of Kangous
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lotgod
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jovial_Libations
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Like KBS but better. Maybe my new favorite imperial s stout.

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Photo of Moonshae_D
4.69/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jtburns777
4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a tan foamy head. First Taste gives strong hints of dark French roast coffee and dark chocolate. Has a resinous hop bite under that, all the while unbelievably smooth. Mouthfeel is soft and velvety. This is one if the best dark beers I've ever had. My new favorite imperial stout. This is a luxurious winner.

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Photo of zotzot
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdaddy
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of k47k
3.79/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoxFan
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dogleg
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LastMalkieri
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msquared36
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of joberlander
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of quindog
3.85/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sachie23
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.7% out of 100 with 6,881 ratings
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