Alesmith Speedway Stout - Toasted Coconut - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
4.65/5 rDev +1.1%
Reviewed from notes taken at Alesmith last week in San Diego.
A- Jet black pour from the tap to my glass. Thick, dark mocha head with good retention and eventually falls to a creamy ring. Lacing coats the glass nicely.
S- Super strong toasted coconut vanilla desserts above a rich roasty Imperial Stout. A bit less coffee feel than the great original but the same awesome base beyond that. Samoa cookies.
T- Not quite as insane as aroma but coconut compliments the base well. Samoa cookies and caramel, cocoa, coconut and cracker (like the kind in cookies) all the way. Coffee a bit subdued for whatever reason but the flavors here are great.
MF- Creamy textured thick body. Carbonation moderately high and supports the flavors present. ABV no where to be seen.
Awesome Samoa-cookie/toasted coconut in the great Speedway Stout besides the loss of some of the coffee feel. Aroma is out of this world.
11-13-2013 23:57:19 | More by cbutova
5/5 rDev +8.7%
i'm going to have to disagree with hophead84 here... this was easily my favorite speedway of the night.
i consumed at least 20oz of this one (along with 20oz of kopi luwak speedway), with those 2 being my hands down favorite beers of the entire beer week so far.
s/t: the smell was heavy coconut + light vanilla, which translated to the taste very well. obviously the strong flavors from the coconut and vanilla mask the coffee more, which places this beer a little further away from the regular speedway moreso than some of the other variations this night, but not worse by any means.
drinkability: some might deem this version of speedway a little too sweet, but honestly, this was perfect for me. i could down large quantities of this, which i did.
the coconut was a home run, and i felt it translated very well. its too bad they only made such a small batch of it. i think matt + anthony worked on this one? i forgot actually. anyways, i made it clear to them that they had to give this one another go.
11-10-2010 02:43:57 | More by johndoe8
4.18/5 rDev -9.1%
On tap at O'Brien's Night of a Million Zillion Speedways.
Appearance is a deep brown that borders on black, with a creamy tan head exhibiting good retention and leaving scattered lacing. The aroma is ridiculously good. The toasted coconut profile is huge, I detect notes of cream, dark chocolate, and black coffee with a moderate roasted malt character. The toasted coconut really comes through, and it smells fantastic.
Coconut doesn't translate quite as well in the flavor, but it's still good and at a moderate level. Chocolate is light, roasted malt is subtle. Coffee is understated in this iteration. The finish is a blast of coconut, complemented by chocolate and a little coffee. Coconut lingers.
The beer is full bodied, mouthfeel is dry, lightly astringent, creamy, and thick. Carbonation is good on this one.
An interesting take on a classic. Great aroma.
11-06-2010 17:52:13 | More by HopHead84
Alesmith Speedway Stout - Toasted Coconut from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.