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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain CoffeeAleSmith Speedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee

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99
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247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 6.86%
Wants: 129
Gots: 62 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee beans are grown in the fertile soil of some of the highest Caribbean peaks, making it one of the most prized gourmet coffees in the world. This rare coffee uses lightly roasted Arabica beans to create subtle acidity and a well-balanced chocolaty finish. With the help of local roaster, Mostra Coffee, these 100% Blue Mountain beans were sourced from the renowned Mavis Bank Coffee Factory in Jamaica. Carefully roasted and cold-brewed, this coffee is the perfect complement to our award-winning Imperial Stout.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 02-08-2014)
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Reviewing the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Speedway Stout from the AleSmith Brewing Company out of San Diego, California

Score: 93

February 2014 vintage bottle served in a Ghandi Bot snifter and enjoyed on 08/15/14.

Appearance: Pours a jet black color with a finger and a half of khaki head that settles to a thin coating. Very good lacing and retention. Looks pretty much exactly like you would expect and desire a stout to look like. 4.75/5

Smell: Nutty, slightly grassy coffee with a light roastiness and a very pronounced chocolate character. A little bit of dark fruit too, which crescendos as the beer warms up. Quite lovely. 4.5/5

Taste: There is a lot more dark fruit in the taste than in the nose, which hits right away and lingers past the finish. Frankly, the taste is mostly about the dark fruit. Alcohol spiciness on the midpalate. Chocolate and a kiss of teriyaki sauce on the backhalf and finish, with some nuttiness and a wee bit of roast (much less than the nose) upfront. Solid integration. Tasty, but not on par with the likes of Kopi Coffee Speedway or Vietnamese Coffee Speedway. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, low carbonation. No acidity, mild bitterness and not much sweetness. Well-balanced save for the booziness, which is somewhat unexpected given my experiences with other iterations of Coffee Speedway, but perhaps, at the same time, this should not be too unexpected given that this beer is 12% ABV. 4.25/5

Overall: A quality stout and definite improvement over the base beer that just does not live up to the standard of excellence established by other iterations of this beer. Kopi Coffee Speedway is still king in my book, animal cruelty concerns notwithstanding.

Cost: $30 for a 750 ml bottle.

08-16-2014 02:05:07 | More by jegross2
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Shipped from San DIego.... Great anticipation for this brew from Ale Smith.

A - Dark, impermeable, tan/mocha head. Fairly quick disapating head.

S - Slight coffee aroma, roasted malts, big chocolate presence as well and almost over shadows the coffee.

T - The taste was all there. Tasted as if there was just speedway combined with the most perfect coffee beans to cold-brew with.. (Yet to try Kopi Luwak). Booze is not well hidden but I do not care at all... its a 12% beer that is a couple months old didnt expect it to be masked.

M - Thick, creamy with a light coating that covers my mouth and tongue. Not as viscous and motor oil'y as I wanted and a bit overly carbonated but thankful I have to 2, one to age for later.

O - Maybe was expecting too much, but maybe after aging for a bit the flavors will round out, hopefully the coffee comes out and the carbonation simmers down now.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.