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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Islay

AleSmith Speedway Stout - Islay
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Speedway with Islay Scotch whiskey soaked oak chips

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2012
Full of scotch notes and a little boozie even compared to the Bourbon Barrel-Aged version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (1045) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Cask at O’Brien’s (Night of a Million Zillion Speedways) during the second annual San Diego Beer Week in November 2010. Pours with a pretty good head for a cask beer. Aroma is not surprisingly...whiskey filled oak. It dominates the coffee and malt richness of the normal Speedway, but the coffee still comes through some. Flavor has some whiskey and wood notes which are stronger than the coffee. Alcohol was much more noticeable in this one compared to the other Speedways. Feels light in body to the regular and the variant sample Speedways. Not as good as some of the other samples...I am not crazy about the whiskey nor the seeming lighter body. (6, 572)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
On tap at Ritual Tavern during SDBW. Classic flavor profile of Speedway with smooth rich mouthfeel. The scotch and oak flavors are not overpowering and tasty and interesting. Happy to find this surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 13, 2010
On cask @ O’brien’s Night of a Million Zillion Speedways. Looks about the same as the regular version with a smaller head. Aroma is standard Speedway with heavy Whisky and harsh oak. The flavor is about the same, the Whiskey and oak make the beer a bit harsh to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (5415) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Draft at O’brien’s. Dark black pour, small tan head. Oak, chocolate, roasted coffee, scotch, and a some sweet malt. Pretty smoothed out speedway version, good but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Served on cask at O’brien’s Night of a Million Zillion Speedways. Only got able to get one sample of this one. The appearance is the usual Speedway deep black hue with a medium roasty brown head. The aromas are scotch and spiced wood. The flavors follow with nice scotch flavors, raw oak (although they were heavily toasted) and some chocolate. The mouth and body were a bit thinner with the scotch. Lower on my list tonight but a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2010
1st rating of this beer, final beer of the lineup of speedways on at o’briens to iniate beer week. Nice scotchy edge to this beer. Surprisingly smooth with intense flavor that comes both from the oak and the Scotch.

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