Alesmith Speedway Stout. Imperial Stout. San Diego, California. 12% ABV.
I have had this one twice in the past month. The first one was from a bomber, the second served on draught at Upright Brew House. They were both very similar, though the draught tasted fresher and richer.
Each time served chilled in a snifter/goblet. Pours pitch black with a two finger tan foam head. Smells are of coffee and dark chocolate. The carbonation is medium to light, though it is a full bodied stout. Once again, coffee and chocolate attack the palate, and leaves a heavily coffee aftertaste. Though it contains so many bitter ingredients, there are some sweet hints in there as well.
Speedway Stout ranks highly among my favorite stouts, probably only behind Bourbon County Coffee (I may put this ahead of the regular Bourbon County Brand Stout). It is rich, flavorful, and a pleasant drinking experience. I would highly recommend picking up a bomber to share with friends.