AleSmith Speedway Stout - Chipotle & Morita Peppers

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Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours black with a thin tan head. The nose is smoked peppers, coffee and roasty malt. The taste is coffee, roast, peppers and spice. Medium bodied.

alexsdad06 (10778) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Draft RBWG ’11 (notes). Pours black with a medium sized, foamy, tan head that lasted. The aroma has espresso, big roasted malts, caramel and some chocolate with a mild amount of smoky chipotle pepper. The flavor has quite a bit of similarities to the base Speedway with the addition of the smoky chipotle peppers. There is a decent amount of pepper heat that grows with each taste. Finish is peppery spice and some roasted mocha goodness. Full bodied and creamy smooth. I enjoyed this as much, if not more than the Kopi version. Thanks to all that set this up.

Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
Not my favorite of the speedway variations, but, I get what they were going for. The spiciness of the peppers comes through with subtlety, especially at the back end.

biggirlpanties (204) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
On tap at Alesmith. Really liked this one. As with all the Speedways on tap that day, it’s hard for me to rate the appearance fairly on such a small pour. Dark chocolate color, with some head even in the small plastic cup. Aroma is a bit spicy, chocolate. Lots of heat in the back which I really liked. Lots of smoke in the taste too. Really well balanced and the heat doesn’t overtake the complexity of the beer. Nice.

brew3crew (182) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2012
On tap are O’Brien’s for million zillion night A dark black body and no head. Same with all of them S-little chili but hot much and its a struggle to get any T-follows the nose. A little chipotle but not very much M-medium body and smooth. So smooth O-good variation but not one I would go back to... Serving type: on-tap

papajohn (1340) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2012 On tap at the brewery: Dark as coal with a frothy mocha head, Strong coffee aroma with a hint of smoke. HUGE coffee dark chocolate flavor with a little pepper heat and a long dark chocolate/coffee bitter finish followed by lingering pepper heat in the throat. Full body is rich with soft carbonation. Nicely done..

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Speedway, Chili Pepper
Date: March 12, 2011
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, wispy tan head
Aroma: roasted malt aroma with a sweet peppery chili character
Flavor: roasted malt flavor, robust peppery character, touch of sweetness, long pepper finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
On tap at Alesmith. Pours black with a bit of tan head. Aroma is pretty similar to regular Speedway with just a hint of spiciness. Taste is coffee with some spiciness in the back end that hits you, but not overwhelming.

peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
On tap at Alesmith. Black pour with an expresso head. Aroma is spice, light chile heat, chocolate, and coffee. Noticeable spice on the aroma compared to the regular speedway. Taste is light smoke, legitimate chile heat/spice, roast, coffee, chocolate, and a whole lot of fucking awesome. The chile spice and heat lingers for minutes after each sip. Smooth and even feel in the mouth. Mind blowing imperial stout with chile heat and among the very few takes on this style iteration I’ve had this is by a long shot the best.

iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Phone rate. Tap at Alesmith. Looks like Speedway, great retention. Yeasty dough up front, some smoky notes present with some coffee and roast. Flavor adds some prickly heat that slowly builds. Does get a tinge too burnt for me in the dry finish, mod bitterness (as in reg Speedway). Low creamy carbonation. Tasty, though again, dunno how much I can dtink--the heat could be too much for people not fond of spicy things.

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