Beer Review 63 // Speedway Stout by AleSmith

Welcome to the first beer review of 2019. I am sure we have some exciting times ahead, especially if I am able to keep up and write at least a review a week! When it came to picking a beer to restart my beer reviews I decided I should go back to early beer I had and see if it still held up to my high tastes. Here enters Speedway Stout by AleSmith, one of the first true Craft Beers I got to try way back in the times of old. Now I found this one in a bottleshop in Vermont. In theory it should be an easy find for most beer drinkers. So be sure to let me know if you have tried it.


Name: Speedway Stout
Style: American Imperial Stout
Brewery: AleSmith
Country: San Diego, USA.
ABV: 12%
Commercial Fluff: Speedway Stout’s ominous, pitch-black appearance has become a hallmark of this modern-day classic. Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the flavor, supported by notes of dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. A healthy dose of locally-roasted coffee added to each batch brings out the beer’s dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. Despite its intensity, Speedway Stout’s fine carbonation and creamy mouthfeel make it very smooth and surprisingly easy to drink. This beer ages very well and will continue to mature for many years to come.

Own Opinion

Label: Now very dated. What it does do for me is take me back to when it wasn't all about the can artwork. This is a cheap clipart inspired logo that sums up the beers name perfectly.
Pour: Black as your heart pour with a mocha foam head. This looks thick and creamy.
Aroma: Malts of a dark origin shine bright with this. There is chocolate and coffee hitting the senses straight away and I also get those toffee sweet notes.
Taste: Pure win. Chocolate coats the mouth whilst the coffee cuts through to give you a complex well rounded brew. The beer itself is creamy like double cream and coats the tongue and roof of the mouth. The tastes lingers in the most pleasant and warming way. There is no way it tastes like a 12% and the beer is finished way to fast.
Would I buy it again: YES. It was an early love when I started to dip into Craft Beers and guess what it is still riding high as an all time favourite. This is a great beer and deserving of the awards it has won. If you find it, look passed the dated logo and treat yourself to a beer that just hits the mark on so many fronts.

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