AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 420 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
3.78/5 rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Much thanks to Scott for giving me the opportunity to try this one. Poured from a flip-top hand bottle into a snifter.
A- Pours a dark brown color with almost zero head. As the beer was consumed it left a thin brown film on the sides of the glass.
S- Very coffee forward. The aroma of roasted coffee grinds is almost overwhelming. Underneath it all, you can just make out enough chocolate malts to bring some balance into the smell.
T- A little more balanced than the aroma. A pleasant mixture of roasted coffee beans and chocolate malts. Upfront coffee dominates leading the way to a slightly sweet chocolate finish.
M- Very little carbonation. Also fell on the thin side when it comes to stouts. Just wished it had some more viscosity to the body.
D- The coffee can wear on the senses a bit. Almost desensitizes the taste buds, making the beer almost one dimensional.
Overall, very glad I received the opportunity to try this one. Coffee may be a little too much for me, but for those that enjoy them, seek this one out.
Serving type: growler
02-12-2011 20:55:22 | More by rhinos00
3.94/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Black in color, Forms a tan-gray colored head. Good retention. nice lacing. Aroma is unexciting. Coffee, dark malts, and carbonation. Taste is much better. Dark roasted malts, coffee, slightly acidic coffee, slightly metallic, but little else. Medium bodied, very thin for the style, Moderate bitterness.
A sort of decent beer. Certainly not worth the hype or what this beer seems to be fetching.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 02:15:33 | More by Florida9
4/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour is jet black, thick creamy dark caramel brown head. Nose is dominated by roasted coffee, not burnt, very clean. Lightly cooked caramel and some rich chocolate malt underneath. Taste follows suit with a bitter of the toasty bitter finish but it doesn't linger. Very well balanced coffee centered flavor, bright flavors, a touch of citrus in the finish. Body is creamy and thick, assertive carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Well done coffee beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2013 18:16:58 | More by cpetrone84
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.