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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak
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97
world-class

419 Ratings
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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 322
Gots: 75 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-11-2009)
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to sideshowe for sharing.

Pours jet black and opaque with a 2.5 finger, frothy beige head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring.  Very good retention for the style and ABV.  Large chunks of of soapy lacing coat the glass on the way down.  Looks incredible.  

Deeply roasted dark malt aroma with a perfectly roasted coffee bean presence integrated into the other dark malt notes.  Really nutty with hints of hazelnut roast, burnt toast, powdery dark chocolate and espresso bean.  There's also some subtle lactic cream that adds another dimension to the nose.  Great roasted coffee presence but it doesn't completely dominate or overpower the other elements.  Very inviting.

Chewy full body with a prominent roasted gourmet coffee beam flavor that lingers troughout.  Really coffee forward/dominant with lots of dry, bitter roast but it never becomes overly bitter or acrid.  The silky chocolate malt notes come in along with lactic cream and roasted nuts in the back end to round things out.  Heavy bittersweet dark chocolate flavor that tastes like a 75%+ cacoa chocolate bar with burnt toast and  fresh gourmet coffee bean followed by caramel sweetness, toffee, lighter, silky chocolate notes and lactic cream.  Really roasty but nicely balanced considering how strong the coffee flavor is.  The high ABV is excellently masked with surprisingly no heat at all.  The prominent coffee flavor makes a little strong on the roast but this is a really flavorful, well made beer that I enjoyed drinking.  

Serving type: bottle

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.