Review - AleSmith Brewing Company's Speedway Stout
"Jet Black, with an off-white head. Starts with a strong coffee and dark chocolate sensation, then fades to a multitude of toasty, roasty and caramel malt flavors. Clean and crisp, full- bodied. Warmth from the high alcohol content lightens up the feel. You won't fool your taste buds - this beer is HUGE!" -- AleSmith Brewing Company
From a 22 oz bomber, the Speedway Stout pours a jet black to deep chocolate brown body with a digressively large frothy, to average fizzy, to small creamy head as the pour continues towards the bottom of the bottle. Brewer's yeast remains at the bottom. Medium brown head color caps off the murky body below. Fair lacing, but moreso an oily film, is left behind a fully diminishing head. Aroma is of chocolate pudding and roasted coffee grinds, with an alcohol scent that dominates the nose. Initial taste is moderately sweet with a very heavy mouthfeel, balancing out to a light bitter finish with soft carbonation. Silky smooth, velvety texture is paired with a heavy body to provide an absolutely remarkable mouthfeel. The alcohol dominates the palate. Paired with Cote d'Or Truffe.
Reviewer's notes: Stout-tastic. It's like drinking chocolate.
Reviewed on March 27th, 2007.