Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend
AleSmith Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
12%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.54 | pDev: 5.95%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
47
From:
AleSmith Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
96
World-Class
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4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask for Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the entire drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, cookie dough, wood, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste is much the same with a mild alcohol kick and a woody finish with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty and easy to drink.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Alesmith

A: Black and viscous with a thin mocha colored head.

S: Big aromas of espresso, chocolate and some subtle bourbon notes.

T: A fantastic blend of coffee, chocolate, and bourbon with some hints of dark fruit. Really good stuff. Glad I got to try this one.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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

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4.62/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery.

A: Impenetrable brown, darkish film of brown head which recedes to a ring and some swirls layered on the surface of the beer. The head is very nice looking, like espresso.

S: Well balanced bourbon and vanilla and all the great coffee and dark chocolate of regular Speedway.

T: Sweet bourbon and oak, medium-dark roast coffee, dark chocolate. Alcohol has a little burn and is more prominent than ideal. Still delicious, though.

M: Medium carbonation and full body. The carbonation adds a velvet smooth mouthfeel to the full body. Leaves a little sticky residue on your lips.

O: A nice mix between regular and BA Speedway, a toned down version thereof. The full BA version had more barrel presence, which is a decided improvement, but this is still excellent.

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4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Blue Palm's 3rd Anniversary.

A: Void black, seriously octopus ink in a glass. Deep manzanita stained brown bubbles. Monster thick brownie lacing and retention in the glass, this thing does not want to let go of the walls.

S: Delicious burnt caramels. Crusty creme brulee scorched sugars that sit atop moist brownie cakes. Sweet almost red bean like dessert notes. Swirling chestnut/hazelnut smokes. Fresh out the oven speedway with garnishes of barrel aging, excellent nose.

T: Deep creamy coffee served in an oak trunk. Mellow melted chocolate and marshmallow milkshake with swirls of richer syrups. An amazing Pistachio slight salt flavor that makes this unreal yummy. This really exhibits the flavors of Barrel-Aged Speedway super well without requiring the 100% ultra creamy textures.

M: Full-body with a thick creaminess, almost butter milk thickness. Buttery on the tongue with a chocolate mousse feel. Creamy and full with marshamallow cream softness to make it a pillow of a mouth. I could sleep soundly on this mouth.

O: This beer is a sound middle ground between BA and reg speedway. Delicious, but obviously not as creamy or as bourbon complex as full BA. This has a tad more astringency, but not overly so. If regular speedway stout is coffee, and BA is whip chocolate mousse -- then this beer finds its place as a hot coffee chocolate with bourbon chocolate shavings, and marshmallow cream. Also, there would be a design of an anvil in the white creamy top, just like in the fancy coffee shops. You know what I mean.

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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Stone 15th Anniversary
Deep dark black with just a touch of brown at the edges. Creamy light brown head with excellent lacing and good retention. Creamy and oily viscosity leave a great coating throughout the glass.

Beautiful,arromatic, sweet and robust nose with all it's notes in perfect harmony. Bourbon, cocoa/dark chocolate and creamy coffee make up the amazing perfume.

Flavor is just perfectly balanced amazing in every way. Same as the nose along with the characteristics. Everything is in perfect harmony. The impression of the bourbon from aging is finally spot on.

Smooth and creamy viscous mouth coats the palate perfectly with a mild creamy carbonation.

Overall I've had the standard, 100% and 30% Barrel Aged Speedway and this is where it has all come together to make the perfect BA Stout. IMO the bourbon on the 100% BA was a bit too much. Because I've had all the variations of this beer and believe they've hit it right on the head with this one deserving of my second perfect score. Phenomenal beer!

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4.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Look: black as night with 1/4 tan head and good retention and lacing

Smell: bourbon bitter chocolate coffee and vanilla

Taste. Beautiful coffee and chocolate notes with just a trace of bourbon and vanilla

Mouthfeel. Full body with low carbonation and a syrup like coating

Overall. Another great version of the speed way great flavor and the perfect amount of bourbon

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Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 47 ratings