AleSmith Speedway Stout | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
6,831
Reviews:
1,699
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
919
Gots:
2,188
For Trade:
149
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Ratings: 6,831 |  Reviews: 1,699
Photo of Tylerhurlburt
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SveNss0N
4.61/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spacebird11
4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gellygirl
3.86/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandon911
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tom_the_Sad_Sailor
4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tafyob41
3.76/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nick_isthatstillcool
4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisjws
4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Masters
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Petegrieco
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joemochas
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Have had three time, twice from the bottle and once on tap. All three times tasted the roasted malts, but man, the coffee was just not there. Once OK, but three times?

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Photo of mlkramer11
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of spacebear09
4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KATCanada
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

what can you say. seems to be lost in te big stout hype but for something you can actually get it's awesome.

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Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoy this beer on tap. A very reliable stout at my favorite spot. Thin, off white head in a 16 oz Tulip glass. Heavy toasty flavor with a sharp finish. My "go to" stout.

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet as recommended, approx 50 degrees at pour.

A: Jet Black, very little head. Absolutely no lacing.
S: roasted malts, coffee pronounced
T: following the nose but a little more chocolatey and then progresses to some hop bitterness, a little too much on the bitter for me. Woody-chocolate on the finish, not dry enough but the alcohol warmth is there
M: fairly flat, slick but not too watery but certainly not carbonated enough.

O: monstrous disappointment for me, possibly a bad bottle, but at the price I will not try again. The label touts balance, carbonation and pair-ability with food and it really offers none of this. There are far too many other stouts that out perform this. I'm stunned at the high ratings really, it's good, but certainly not THAT good.

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Photo of GallowsThief
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erushing
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of norrisk66
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrPlayboy
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jay1199
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A little slicker, oiler mouthfeel than I expected. Lots of mocha on the nose, very even & smooth flavor with the roasted coffee, semi-sweet baker's chocolate and some vanilla as well. Robust but easy to drink, though I cannot say it pops out from the field of excellent stouts readily available nowadays.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.37 out of 5 based on 6,831 ratings.
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