AleSmith Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
AleSmith Brewing Company’s essential dark beer classic 12% ABV Speedway Imperial Stout comes with three important distinctions:
- It’s considered the 6th Best Imperial Stout on the planet by RateBeer
- This GABF Silver-winning brew established AleSmith as 2008’s “Best Small Brewery.”
- Anyone who’s had it will tell you - if you see it, don’t hesitate to grab it.
Speedway Stout earned its award-winning pedigree through AleSmith’s use of two components: Locally-roasted coffee and fine carbonation. Freshly ground beans from fellow San Diego icon Ryan Bros. Coffee bring the brew into French Roast depths. With the carbonation, the boozy edge is mellowed into a luxuriously creamy mouthfeel.
Dressed in pitch black topped with khaki foam, enticing toffee aromas slingshot with vanilla braised Bourbon and chocolate ganache. Your tongue goes on a vision quest through layers of mole sauce and Cafe Du Monde chicory coffee, finishing with burnt sugar crusted cherries.
Graciously boozy and rich in coffee, Speedway Stout is the very model of modern major decadence. It’s so beloved in its native Southern California that seeing it elsewhere is borderline mirage. Delicious now or cellared for future celebration, once you taste it - you won’t hesitate to finish.
Perfect 100 on Ratebeer; 97 on BeerAdvocate