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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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227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 5.79%
Wants: 135
Gots: 81 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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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 Kurmaraja
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Simply one of the best stouts I've ever had. Intensely fudgey with a bit of sweetness (from the Bourbon barrels or the coffee?) that isn't present in regular BA speedway.

Photo of clay23
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look- super dark with a light brown foamy head that laced around
Smell- oak, vanilla and coffee
Taste- amazing combo of creamy coffee and bourbon with chocolate overtones, all the tastes are present throughout
Feel- this is exactly what you want a barrel aged stout to feel like- full but not chewy
Overall- excellent for the style and absolutely worth seeking out. You would be hard pressed to find a better beer in the world. Excellent

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

Hold on to yerr pants, cause this one is a doozy!

Look: Dark and viscous with no light able to permeate my glass. Poured rather aggressively, this beer yields a dark mocha, finger sized, head. Beautiful!

Smell: Looking for a little more coffee here personally, as the nose is dominated by bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate notes, with very faint coffee.

Taste: Luckily the coffee shines through here. The vietnamese coffee makes this beer creamy and rich. After the coffee comes beautiful layers of bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Slight roasty bitterness with more coffee on the finish. Not overly sweet. Very drinkable and leaves me wanting more every time.

Feel: Thick, creamy, and viscous. Perfect.

Overall: Given all the hype around it, this beer continued to exceed my expectations. One of the best barrel aged coffee stouts I've had, if not the best. I think there is a certain temperature that this beer drinks really well at. If it's too cold, you lose most of the bourbon. While as it approaches room temperature, all the coffee flavors give way to the bourbon. So it's probably best to not let it get too warm.

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 t2grogan
5/5  rDev +7.3%

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

Photo of jose_alehouseSD
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Ben7773
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of warnerry
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mctizzz
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of aquazr1
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of fenlop54
4.54/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mangbus
4.7/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sourdog
5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoppySeb
4.99/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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 schmidtmattsays
4.76/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PretzelCity
4.14/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kylo76
4.96/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 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 terpinsd
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

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