AleSmith Brewing Company Reviews


vandc01
AleSmith Speedway Stout 4.2
Bottle pour at home. Beer deserves high ratings - very good aroma, great lingering taste. Extremely well hidden 12% abv.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

TattooJack
AleSmith My Bloody Valentine 3.9
Poured from the bomber reddish brown with white head. Taste is a spicy, sweet malty brown ale, I like the 3-6’s alcohol content, but if you are going to advertise this to people feeling bad about themselves about being alone on a greeting card and teddy bear company created holiday make it 10-12% so they can really forget their troubles, otherwise pretty good.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Strykzone
AleSmith Grand Cru 3.4
Sampled at ESBLS. Amber with a beige ring. A grain and perfume aroma. Flavor is funky and earthy. Grainy. Dark fruit and stone fruit. Nice.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

KyotoLefty
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian 3.8
Tap at the Rate Beer Awards Festival. Nose is coconut, coffee, vanilla, berries. Black with lace. Pretty. Vanilla and coconut flavor, big and harsh additive feeling—too much. Prefer the regular.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

tsd08460
AleSmith Decadence 2015 4.6
Aroma: caramel, Belgian yeast, floral, earthy, Appearance: cloudy amber with a beige head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

gopherfan99
AleSmith YuleSmith (Summer) India Pale Ale 4.3
Bottle; pours cloudy orange gold with a white head; aroma of citrus fruits with malt and a hint of spice; taste has some light bitterness with more citrus, caramel, and some biscuit notes; finish is bitter; very nice beer
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

ctipping
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian 4.1
750 mL bottle. Black body. Smells of sweet coconut. Coffee. Taste is much stronger coffee. Coconut. Sweet chocolate and dark chocolate in equal portions. Medium heavy. Has a lighter sweetness to it, but still pretty sweet. The coconut works very well.
Monday, February 08, 2016

maley1
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian 4.1
Dark brown pour with frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, coconut, caramel and chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, unsweetened chocolate, caramel, hint of coconut and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, perfect carbonation and a nice long coffee finish. Perfectly balanced, great delicious beer!
Monday, February 08, 2016

jamestulloch
AleSmith Evil Dead Red 4.4
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy amber/red body with a medium off-white head. Steady carbonation. Aroma of liquorice, pine, resin, Blackjacks and parma violets. Flavour of floral hops, resin, grapefruit, lychee and toffee. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. I do love a hoppy Amber Ale. This is my favourite one yet.
Monday, February 08, 2016

Ernesto987
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Vietnamese Coffee 4.6
bottle thanks to Bret. This one is worth the hype. Incredible vanilla sweetness from the coffee complemented perfectly with the base. YUM YUM.
Monday, February 08, 2016

ajnepple
AleSmith Horny Devil 3.6
750 ml bottled 14 months ago, on sale at Supermarket Liquors for $6.99. Clear golden appearance with a small white head, mostly dissipating. The aroma is spicy, yeasty and grainy with notes of fruity esters, toasted malt and black pepper. Similar flavor, adding hints of banana, citrus zest and herbal hops. Medium to full body. This has held up pretty well.
Monday, February 08, 2016

rxeight
AleSmith Reforged 3.6
750ml thanks RD. Deep brown with a slight red hue. I initially get lots of scotch malt. Peat, oak. Basically the wee heavy dominates it. Some caramel and toffee from numbskull. Lots of oaky spirit but no heat. Dont get any elements taste/aroma/body from Speedway. Overall it’s decent and a fun experiment, but I think I’d rather drink any of the individual components than this.
Monday, February 08, 2016

DandyWolfFloyd
AleSmith Lil Devil 3.4
Aroma - Belgian yeast, wheat, and spice ~ coriander Appearance - body is sunglow yellow, ripe with nucleation. The head is about 1 1/2" white, and settles into a film. Taste - coriander, wheat, Belgian yeast, and orange peel. Palate - light body, soft texture, average finish, and dry finish.
Monday, February 08, 2016

Gerbeer
AleSmith My Bloody Valentine 4
659 ml bottle. Pours a clear red brown with moderate head. Aromas of candied fruit, brown sugar, sweet toasted malts and pine. Flavors of same with candi sugar and more pine. Yummy.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Gerbeer
AleSmith Decadence 2012 3.9
On tap. Pours a super dark mahogany with full nitro head. Aromas of dark fruit and dusty nutty chocolate. Flavors of earthy fruit, dark metallic and yeasty phenols, light chocolate, and nuts. Creamy and complex.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Frank
AleSmith Double Red IPA 3.8
This is dark in color for the style but otherwise it is down the middle and well done. It’s got the standard citrus and pine nose with a hint of pineapple. Woody bitterness dries out some slight sweetness. This is full bodied but not heavy and while not exactly drinkable at this gravity not a challenge to drink either.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

commonshawn
AleSmith Lil Devil 4
12oz bottle from surdyks. Gold with white head. Light spice and Belgian funk in nose. Sweet grain and spice, peppery light lemon, medium light body, spicy yeast finish. Really good.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

GTAEgeek
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee 4.1
On tap at the Backcountry Pizza 5th anniversary party. Pours pitch black, with a small, tan head. The aroma is milk chocolate, smooth, pleasant coffee, and butterscotch. Sweet and smooth, with a nice, mild bitterness. Heavy body, smooth, very creamy, and clean. This is a fantastic stout.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Theydon_Bois
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian 4
Keg at RB Best ’16, 31/01/16. Black with a decent tan covering. Nose is roast malt, coffee grinds, vanilla, dark fruits, light spice. Taste comprises chocolate, coffee cake, coconut, sweet notes, toasted brown sugar, vanilla. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel, warming alcohol and a boosty glow in the close. Solid Speedway.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Camons
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian 4.4
Draught @ Mikkeller, Aarhus. Pours black with a brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, coconut, little alcohol. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, coffee, expresso, vanilla, nice coconut notes without being to much, some alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, light sweet finish with warming alcohol. 230116
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Camons
AleSmith Reforged 4.3
Bottle @ Mikkeller, Aarhus. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, light wood, caramel, coffee, bourbon, light vanilla, coconut, alcohol. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, bourbon, caramel, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, oak, alcohol. Medium to full body, average carbonation, light sweet finish with warming alcohol. 230116
Sunday, February 07, 2016

petewhitley
AleSmith Old Numbskull 4.2
Raisins, peaches, caramel, brown, white head, frothy head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Beautifully balanced aroma; fruity and malty. Attractive head. Maltiness more pronounced on the tongue, thankfully, as it balances the sweetness. Medium bodied, pairing well with a variety of foods. Full aftertaste, yet disappears appropriately. Very, very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Hoprider
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel Aged 4.2
Aromas of caramel, bread, banana, malts, slight hoppy spicy character but mainly big malts, raisins and barrel. Taste is full with big dark fruits, grains and hints of boozy barrel. Very rounded. Sweet but not too much. A slow sipper. Lovely big barley wine with a full mouthfeel and soft carbonation.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

madsberg
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian 4.3
Draught. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma. Coconut, sweetness, vanilla, roast, light coffee, some liqoiurice and vague molasses. Flavour smooth and velvety. Coconut again, vanilla, roast, coffee, molasses. Almost full bodied. Ends spiced and roasty with a smooth bitterness. Even wifey loved this.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

pkbites
AleSmith My Bloody Valentine 2.7
Tap. Brownish red color. Very sharp aroma. Bitter to the end. Ok, but just ok.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

SHIG
AleSmith Nut Brown English-Style Ale (Bottle and Draft) 3.7
Bottle thanks to my wife stephrocks: Poured a caramel brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is a mix of sweet and roasted malts. Disclaimer: If you leave your rating book at an event there is a chance someone will write in it. Apparently I absolutely love this beer! Tastes like dem titties.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

SHIG
AleSmith Lil Devil 3.5
Bottle thanks to my wife stephrocks: Poured a hazy yellow orange with white head. Aroma is soft hops, Belgian yeast esters. Taste was more esters, hops, and spicy finish.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

JohnnyJ
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Butterfinger 4.1
On draft at the Grand Prix 2015. Black pour, with a tan head. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, peanut butter, coffee, coconut, sweetness, crispy butterfinger candy, cocoa, notes of raisin, and espresso. Nicely done.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

JohnnyJ
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Peanut Butter & Jelly 3.9
On draft at the Grand Prix 2015. Black pour, with tan head. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, burnt coffee, peanut butter, sweet jelly, seedy raspberry, grape, licorice, and espresso. Pretty good, fruity peanut butter speedway.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

JohnnyJ
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Tootsie Roll 3.6
On draft at The Grand Prix 2016. Black pour, with a tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, licorice, sugary, fake chocolate flavor, and a bit boozy. I don’t approve of this variation, but the base beer is good.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

jhamp9
AleSmith Speedway Stout 4.2
Near black inky pour with a khaki head. Aroma is dark and milk chocolate, coffee, caramel, and roast. Taste follows the nose. Layers of flavor. Full slick palate. Great stout.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Desverger
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian 4.2
Tap@Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen - black pour with tan head. Roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste, lovely well judged coconut and vanilla sweetness throughout, smooth and velvety, lovely stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, February 06, 2016

dinkle50
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian 3.9
Jet black pour with an espresso head that fades quick. Aroma of coffee and some chocolate. Lace present. Chewy mouth. Hints of coconut, vanilla & coffee just blend together beautifully. A little dried fruit too. Really nice beer.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

joeneugs
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian 4.1
Draft at RateBeer Best. It pours black with a brown head. The aroma has lots of coffee roast and chocolate with minor notes of coconut. The flavor is rich and chocolaty with equal notes of coffee and coconut. I love the medium to strong coconut flavor. Rich on the palate. The coconut definitely comes through stronger in the flavor. Very nice.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Guruhso
AleSmith Speedway Stout 4.5
Bottle. Pours pitch black with nice lasting brown head. Good lacing. Heavy Malty aroma, roasted, coffee, caramel, chocolate and liquorice. The flavours starts heavy sweet but turns heavy bitter. Longlasting bitterness and taste of coffee and liquorice with peppery notes. The body is full and the texture is creamy. Soft carbonation. Good balance. A super beer - so good.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

JulienHuxley
AleSmith Reforged 4
Bottle shared. Deep brown black pour with nice tan foam. Aroma is really rich, typical Alesmith molasses maltiness, rich raisins, caramel. Taste is rich, sweet, dried fruits, nice booze. Palate is full bodied with good carbonation.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Homer321
AleSmith Reforged 3.8
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks Homer321! Nose is huge fudge and booze. Light vanilla. Deep brown to black. Taste is similar, very fudgy like a dessert. Light peppery alcohol warming in the finish.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

VsXsV
AleSmith Reforged 4.2
Bottle at hotel lobby fart share @RBWG 2016. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, light raw sugar, raisins, dried fruit, light chocolate and vanilla. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of bourbon, light vanilla, toffee, raw sugar and raisins. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Great stuff.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Homer321
AleSmith Decadence 2015 3.5
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks Homer321. Aroma is moddstevtoastvabd toffee. Deep copper. Taste follows. Overall just ok. Nice yeast expression.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

JulienHuxley
AleSmith Decadence 2015 3.5
Bottle shared. Clear amber gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is rich and malty, light booze, caramel. Taste is malty, sweet, fruity. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

VsXsV
AleSmith Decadence 2015 3.9
Bottle at hotel lobby fart share @RBWG 2016. Clear light copper liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, light raisins, light banana, red berries, caramel and toffee. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of toffee, raw sugar and light port wine. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
Friday, February 05, 2016

TheHOFF43
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kona Coffee 4.1
On tap @ Stanley’s NE. Pours a beautiful black with a weird ring of tan head. Aroma is coffee and green peppers. Taste is choclate, coffee, roasted malts. Intense but amazing. Expensive but worth it.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Niko100
AleSmith Double Red IPA 4.1
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted smoky malt, floral hops, pine, & some citrus. Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, spicy hops, caramel, some fruit, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced & complex; Great brew.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Foffern
AleSmith Speedway Stout 4.3
Bottle at home. Three years old. Pours a black color with a small light brown head. Complex aroma of coffee beans, oak, caramel, hazel nuts, liquor, biscuit, dark chocolate and brown sugar. Roasted flavor with ash, coffee beans, dark chocolate, oak and cocoa. Soft and silky mouth feel, full-bodied and a medium bitterness. Well-roasted ale and incredibly tasteful.
Friday, February 05, 2016

Klimaet
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kona Coffee 4.3
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Aromas of grounded coffee, dark rich chocolate, malt, sweet cocoa, roasted malt. Taste has the same big coffee going on, cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malts, bitter.
Friday, February 05, 2016

joergen
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hawaiian 4.1
Draught at Taphouse. Pitch black colored with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of coconuts with notes of chocolate. Roasted and roasted flavor of chocolate and coconuts Roasted finish.
Friday, February 05, 2016

JohnnyJ
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Oatmeal Raisin Cookie 3.9
On draft at the Grand Prix 2015. Black pour, with a beige head. Dark chocolate, vanilla, oatmeal, dried dark fruit, raisin, dates, sweet molasses, coffee, roast, and some cinnamon. Pretty sweet, but good.
Friday, February 05, 2016

JohnnyJ
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Graveyard Shift Espresso 3.8
On draft at the Grand Prix 2015. Black pour, with a tan head. Burnt coffee, bitter roast coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, raisin, fig, and black strap molasses. This is like a bitter burnt version of speedway, I think I like the regular version better.
Friday, February 05, 2016

mR_fr0g
AleSmith Robust Porter 3.7
Draft at lupulo tap house Santa Cruz. Dark mahogany brown / black coloured pour with a lasting thin light tan head. Aroma is nutty roast , faint choc, lactose sugars, slightly ashy, earthy roast. Palate is medium full, highish carbonation, milky. Good.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

deyholla
AleSmith Nut Brown English-Style Ale (Bottle and Draft) 3.6
Bottle. Pours a clear amber brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice nuttiness with some sweet grains and a bit of a bread note. Flavor has a bit more bread with a nice nuttiness and a light sweetness supporting.
Thursday, February 04, 2016