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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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478 Ratings
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 399
Gots: 76 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: HopHead84 on 11-11-2009

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Ratings: 478 | Reviews: 74
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Poured black with brown hues providing a nice brown cap with some moderate lacing

S: The nose is big coffee, wow, I mean big. A good dose of chocolate as well

T: Immediate coffee shot on top of very mice blanket of cocoa and roasted malt. The coffee is not overpowering despite its dominance. It is rather smooth and creamy.

M; Full bodied, well carbonated, creamy, decadent. No astringeny like I get in many coffee stouts.

O: Very well done, extremely tasty and beats Bourbon County Coffee in my opinion. Bravo!

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A: Jet black body with a one finger mocha head that lasts for a while.

S: An amazing coffee dominate aroma with dark roast malts.

T: Coffe is definitely dominate here. There are chocolate, toffee, and dark malt flavors throughout the entire beer.

M: Excellent carbonation and very heavy and smooth body.

O: Amazing stout. Get it if you can.

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On tap at AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and an earthy cinnamon-like aroma. Taste is much the same without any cinnamon-like flavor and an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a fantastic smell but the taste doesn't match up in my opinion.

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Growler into a tulip.

Space-black, with a thin, cocoa-colored head that becomes a long-lasting ring.

The nose: Perfectly roasted coffee, smooth oats, toasted walnut. Mocha, vanilla, touch of milk chocolate. For a coffee stout, perfect.

Smooth coffee up front in the flavor, with the same blend of espresso, mocha and toasted nuts. Incredibly well-blended, impossible to separate the flavors. A touch of chocolate sweetness at the swallow.

Regular Speedway has always seemed like poor-quality coffee to me. The bean apparently makes all the difference, because this is so much better than the regular Speedway. The coffee is so pronounced. It's a completely different beer.

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak from AleSmith Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.