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AleSmith Speedway Stout

March 22, 2013

AleSmith Brewing is a small outfit out of San Diego that produces a variety of different styles. Their roots are deeply entrenched in the culture of home brewing, with their brewers and founders being associated with home brewing organizations and being largely self-educated. Their brewery is the classic craft beer story. People who found mass produced beers to be lacking decided to make their own beer, fell in love with the craft, and eventually opened their own business. Recently, I got a chance to try their Speedway Stout.

As is appropriate for a stout, the beer pours a beautiful black with a nice brown head on top of it. The scent was a nice combination of dark chocolate and coffee, with a hint of booze on the nose to remind you of the beer’s high abv. The mouthfeel is smooth and clean, perfect for a beer that’s got such flavor to it. At the forefront of this beer are strong flavors of chocolate and coffee that can somewhat hide more roasted malt flavors running as an undercurrent. The beer comes to a close with a sweeter boozy flavor, not unlike rum-soaked fruit.

Overall, this beer is definitely worth a glass if you see it.

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