AleSmith Speedway Stout

AleSmith Speedway Stout

Rated 4.423 by BeerPals
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Brewed by AleSmith Brewing Company

San Diego, CA, United States

Style:  Imperial Stout

12% Alcohol by Volume

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Speedway Stout is a HUGE Imperial Stout, with pounds and pounds of coffee added during conditioning for a little extra kick! This is a limited-edition Formula and it'll definitely get you racing! It is available in 750 ml. champagne bottles. Appearance: Jet Black, with a toast-brown head. Flavor: Starts with a strong coffee and dark chocolate sensation, then fades to a multitude of toasty, roasty and caramelly flavors. Finishes with a nice fullness but dry enough not to be cloying. Aroma: COFFEE! And some other stuff. And coffee. Mouthfeel (body/texture): Velvety smooth texture. Clean and crisp, full-bodied. Warmth from the high alcohol content lightens up the feel a bit. Still, you won't fool your taste buds -- this beer is HUGE!

ID: 9017 Last updated 2 months ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Most noted beer attributes

can-liner 100%
banana 100%
perfumy 100%
woody 100%
piney 100%
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Overall Rank3
Overall Percentile100
Style Rank1 of 2434
Style Percentile100
Lowest Score2.1
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.468
Weighted Score4.423
Standard Deviation0.415

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DOODLER 9 reviews
rated 4.2 14 years ago

Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

A bomber - shared with friends, poured into a Pilsner glasses. Aroma has lots of chocolate, fresh roasted coffee and malty waifs as it warms. Pours pitch black with thick creamy head that's initially nearly overflowing, reducing to a creamy skim. Decent lacing. great oily mouthfeel and taste. I can see why it is so highly rated. ABV's are well hidden, flavors are dark roasted coffee and malts Lots of dark chocolate. Delicious and chewy. Sir! May I have another? Overall impression: Excellent imperial Stout. Must....buy....more....

  • IBREW2OR3 1135 reviews
    rated 4.7 5 months ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Rated March 2009. 0.75L bottle from 2006 shared with crizay and Degarth. It poured very very dark with tall frothy light brown head. The aroma has a strong coffee influence along with some sweet caramel. The flavor is very smooth and creamy and velvety. I taste French roast coffee beans (lots of coffee), sweet caramel, semi sweet chocolate, toffee and a light dark fruitiness. Silky smooth and delicious flavor with absolutely no sense of the ABV. Wow, great beer.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 4.4 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Finally got a can on my last trip to Vermont. A bit hard to get find in Canada. Pours an average size frothy creamy tan head and has a deep dark black appearance with some amber highlights. Decent sticky lacing. Alcohol smell is instantly noticeable. Aromas of dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, some subtle notes of dry fruit, vanilla, a bit of resin. Flavours are also abundant, mostly with the chocolate and dark roasted malts, the usual coffee and cocoa are there as well. A little bit of a bourbon like finish on the palate. Smooth, slick and slightly oily mouthfeel. The alcohol is nicely hidden and just slightly noticeable, much more than aroma. Gets a little smokey the longer it sits, which is great. Should've picked up a few more cans, maybe next time. :P

  • HANTRAN 551 reviews
    rated 4.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Black cheery, coffee, and cotton candy in the nose. Dead black body with a caramel colored head that is long lasting and with minimal lace. Nice round mouth that is medium bodied. Very complex flavor but overall sweet. Toffee and coffee in the initial flavor, goes quite sweet in mid-taste, then goes to ripe dark fruit,alcohol present and warming at the end with hops finally kicking in for a bit of tartness in the finish, final ending sour and fruity.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Pours opaque sable with a light tan head. Rich, sweet aroma has notes of molasses, roast malt, caramel and licorice. Flavor presents roast malt, molasses, caramel, and subtle chocolate and pepper notes. Drivin’ me wild! Viscous texture has some good fizz. One more beer off me bucket list.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 4.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Finally broke down and opened the 750ml bottle I bought back in March 2009 from the sadly defunct Vin de Pays in Long Beach, CA. Murky black pour, small brown head, no carbonation. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Uber buttery mouthfeel. Flavour was out of this world, some coffee, seemingly endless chocolate, hint of licorice. 12% ABV yet not boozy. Supremely well balanced. Doesn't get better than this.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours pitch black with a sub one finger head that goes down quickly. Aroma is very intense with hints of coffee, chocolate, liquorice, and toffee. Lacks carbonation. taste is also intense with hints of brewers liquorice, dark roasted malts, and dark chocolate. Coffee is there but a tad subdued. You get the booze at the very beginning and very end, middle of it you get the flavors. Not too much of a burn going down but it is a warmer. Awesome imperial. Kinda chewy at the end.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    750 ml bottle, bottled on 9/3/13. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy brown head that retains well and laces the glass some.

    The aroma is roasted, grainy, fudgy, chocolate with a little coffee.

    The flavor is bitter roast, grains, chocolate, black licorice, a little dark fruit and some light roast coffee. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

    Overall, solid imperial stout. This bottle seems lighter on the coffee than other samples I've had.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Finally available in NY. Well worth the short trip across the border. Almost black pour....enough about that. This is just an excellent beer. Everything an impy stout should be and more. Flavour and mouthfeel, outstanding. I'm sure my boss would understand if I had one more and arrived at work a little later than normal. Will buy again.

  • CHOPZ 7241 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Finally got a bottle of this at the City Market Coop in Burlington, VT. Second AleSmith of the Easter weekend, and last beer of this trip. Pours a real dark colour, almost black, with a big mocha creamy head, great retention. Big dark fruits (plums, raisins) aromas with hints of nuts. Again, really fruity for taste. Kind of disappointed with this one, as I expected lots of coffee and more roasted malts being a stout. Feels more like a strong porter.

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 4.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Deep black body with an intense brown head - a truly beautiful beer to behold. Strong aromas of chocolate and coffee with notes of estery alocohol and earthy smokiness. This is SMOOTH - my bottle has about a year on it. Flavors of charred oak, strong coffee, smoke, tobacco, and chocolate covered espresso beans accompany a thick and creamy body. This is a real treat and a great way to end a long work week while sitting by the fire. Truly a phenomenal stout.

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