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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee (Bourbon Barrel Aged)AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 5.58%
Wants: 176
Gots: 84 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: Smarty_Pints on 06-01-2014

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Ratings: 272 | Reviews: 19
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4.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.37/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.69/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Rating #550. 750ml, bottled 2014.

L: Almost entirely pitch black with a dark red hue when held to the light. A slightly aggressive pour yields about a 2mm mocha head that stays, with some light carbonation, but just enough to stir up that beautiful bourbon barrel aged imperial stout swirl. Impressive for a beer aged in barrels 13 months.

S: Ridiculous aroma on this beer. Huge oak... I have never smelled more oak character in any other barrel aged beer before including BCBS, Parabola, etc... chocolate, toasted coconut, vanilla and butterscotch also come through, all with their own separate and unique character. One of the best smelling beers I've had the pleasure of experiencing. Right up there with Bourbon County.

T: Massive oak, milk chocolate, almonds, toasted coconut, subtle coffee and vanilla flavor that becomes much more prominent as the beer warms. Very cohesive, impressive and just insanely enjoyable.

F: Smooth and just slightly sticky. A little bit harsh of a finish when refrigerator-cold, but when warmed to around 50-55 degrees, it's almost pristine. Hard to believe it's 12%. It coats the mouth nicely and the oak, toasted coconut and vanilla flavors really linger, lining you up for the next sip.

O: One of the best bourbon barrel aged beers... period. It would be hard to get any better than this really. The coffee is almost non-existent, but I feel like it could subtly be what's keeping it all from ending up too sweet. Now I just need more...

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5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.69/5  rDev +0.6%
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4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from AleSmith Brewing Company
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