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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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BA SCORE
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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 5.79%
Wants: 134
Gots: 80 | FT: 12
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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Photo of mendvicdog
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kylo76
4.96/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of yergermeister
4.59/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LakerLeith
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robert2189
4.79/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An excellent blend of depth and flavor

Photo of Chingringo
4.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Theortiz01
4.93/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KrokodilDundee
4.37/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CraigTravor
4.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of InspectorBob
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kiki3drt292
4.37/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.43/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdaschaf
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.98/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Big khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Kinda nutty. Chocolate. I don't get a ton of coffee, though.

Taste - Now I get coffee. Lots of bourbon too. Both are sharp flavors. Bourbon and nutty malts. Bright coffee flavor. Oak comes through in the back end. It has a different sort of flavor in the finish. Has a little bit of a sharp flavor, like a bit of red wine.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Boozy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Excellent. The finish is just a bit odd, but otherwise fantastic.

Photo of pmarlowe
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2014 vintage. Tulip glass. Thanks to nanobrew for picking this up.

A: Pours black with a thin film of dark brown head. Somewhat largish bubbles. Recedes fairly quickly to a very persistent collar. Minimal lacing.

S: Dark coffee, cream, vanilla bean, light oak, a bit of roast, a touch of cocoa powder.

T: It’s got that rich, creamy Vietnamese coffee up front, supported by the perfectly integrated, slightly sweet bourbon, along with notes of cola, char, oak, roast, and vanilla bean. Just a touch of sweetness which really works well. Dark sweet chocolate as it hits room temp.

M: Full bodied, creamy, with medium, slightly sharp carbonation.

O: Absolutely delicious, maintaining the rich, creamy character of the Vietnamese Speedway, but adding notes of the bourbon and oak which really elevates this to another level.

This is my favorite BA version of Speedway, and tied with the Vanilla/Coconut and Nutella among all Speedway variants.

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.94/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of ac24
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jono0101
4.42/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from AleSmith Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.