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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead

AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead
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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Served at SDBW 2013, Speedway Grand Prix. Speedway Stout with cracked African and Sumatran coffee beans plus fresh espresso.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2016
I still canít get over the fact that I can now routinely find Alesmith around town, much less a variant on tap at my local Shell station. Growler fill. Poured black with a very dark brown head. Aroma of coffee, espresso, slight chocolate and some dark fruit notes. Flavor matches, espresso bordering on acidic, but balanced out by notes of plum and slight raisin. Complex. As it warmed, things came into balance even better. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6496) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2016
On tap at Bobís bar on 5/13/16. Pours darkest brown with a medium light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, light coconut and vinous fruit/green apple. Malty flavor giving way to vinous fruit before a chocolate and slight coconut finish.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (684) - - MAY 25, 2016
Opaque, dark tan head. Complex and pleasant nose. Full body, intense flavor, silky, hot, dense and rich mouthfeel, great length. Bittersweet, crisp. Dark roast coffee flavor, tar, coke. Big but very well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (3078) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2016 At the Good Life. Big coffee aroma. The pour is deep black, tan head. The flavor is coffee, espresso, dark, unsweetened chocolate, boozy (but not in a bad way, oddly), licorice. Went down nice. An improvement over the normal Speedway, which I always thought was a tad overrated. The finish is roasty, smooth coffee flavor. Thick in body. Very well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3252) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Big coffee aromas. Bitter coffee almost astringent notes. Big body dominated by dark bitter roasted malts. Average mouthfeel with a good body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3968) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
13-MAY-2016, draft @CBC yellow session, with UlklÝbben. Black with a low lasting head. Alcohol, dry, coffee. Mostly coffee. Not the nice smooth usual Speedway experience but rough and even a Little astringent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (999) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2016
750 mL bottle. Black body. Smell is all coffee. Itís a very nice coffee aroma. But itís all coffee. Tastes of all coffee as well. Rich coffee up front. Immediately very bitter. A little chocolatey. Medium heavy. Medium carbonation. Itís not my favorite Speedway variant. Itís all coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1677) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016. Dark black with a big brown head. The usual Speedway experience but with huge cold coffee notes coming off it. Verging on a bit too much for me, but still formidable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15324) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2016
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2016. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Green peppers, roast, ashes and an herbal touch. Smooth and dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2246) - GREECE - MAY 21, 2016
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016 - Yellow session. Black color with brown head. roasted malty aroma, lots of coffee, cocoa, licorice, chocolate. Sweet and bitter like aroma, acidic coffee notes. Full silky oily to creamy body with soft carbonation.


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