Monday, October 18, 2010

Alesmith Speedway Stout

Type: Imperial Stout
Origin: San Diego, CA
Price $11 for 750ml

You want smooth? Then feast your eyes on Alesmith's most potent beer, their whopping 12% ABV speedway stout. Go ahead, take a sniff. This is my new favorite Italian mocha, full of quality beans and chocolatey goodness with a head much like an espresso's. It's so goddamn rich and velvety smooth that I found it a bit too syrupy. But man if you've got a cough, then make this your new liquid lozenge solution. Initial flavors provide a wallop of coffee and sugary sweetness; it's overpowering, but in a good way. The finish is long and primarily tastes like roasted malts, much like an overcooked Snooki. I love this beer, which is why I am shocked to say it is a bit much for me. Maybe on a colder winter night I will give this another try and revel in the warmth while sitting in front of my fireplace. That's right, I have a fireplace in San Diego.

1 comment:

  1. Sims, way to poach Andy's Snooki reference. Well, back to 1985!