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Alesmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & Coconut  - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Alesmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & Coconut 
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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.77
pDev: 6.29%
Wants: 200
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-15-2011)
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4.65/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep brown in the glass with an impressive head. Nice retention and scattered lacing.

S: A blast of vanilla with accompanying coconut. Smells amazing when combined with dark chocolate, coffee, and roast. Trace of earthy hops. Basically speedway with vanilla and coconut. Wow.

T: Similar to the aroma. Blend of vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate, roast, and coffee. I liked both the vanilla and coconut speedways I tried at O'Brien's, but the combination of the two elements is stellar.

M: Full in body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is thick, sticky, chewy, and viscous.

Overall: Outstanding. I hope to see this again at some point.

HopHead84, Jun 16, 2011
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4.65/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Million Zillion.

Pours a slippery, pitch black. Phenomenal nose. Sweet and intense interplay of bakery like aromas of vanilla, almond, coconut, and dark chocolate seamlessly blend the roast coffee of Speedway. Flavor is intensely coconut, reminds me somewhat of Rare DOS in that regard. The coconut and vanilla take over the flavor a little more than they do the nose, but who cares. Still a strong dark chocolate, roast coffee, and toasted malt presence throughout. Nothing artificial or cloying, far surpasses any of the Funky Buddha treatments that come to mind. Perfect body, medium thick, soft and silky. Dinging the flavor and overall half a point since it didn't quite transcend or match the clearly inflated memory of my first Rare DOS in my mind (and also, it's not HF Ann, but what is?). Regardless, pretty amazing.

yourefragile, Nov 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at O’Briens for Night of Million Zillion Speedways. The best of the 16 on tap by a mile, and one of my favorite RIS experiences since BCS Rare. The pour is inky with a small, menacing head when I was fortunate enough to get a 10oz pour later in the evening :0 Nose is nearly perfect- fresh coconut meat, cocoa butter, pistachio, Nutella, bourbon. It exudes a better, more integrated nose than the actual Pistachio and Nutella Speedways, and creates a faux bourbon barrel character like Pappy Van Winkle by simply HAVING toasted and fresh coconut and vanilla mimicking the much more expensive and time consuming hints of wood vanillin and coconut from high end American bourbon. The higher 12% alcohol sweetness blends perfectly to make this essentially the "Poor Man’s BCS Rare". Taste is perfect- insane amounts of chewy coconut, bourbon, pistachio, Nutella. By far the best Speedway I’ve ever had and better than the actual BA version. Better than BCS Rare. Drank a total of 25oz of this stuff FTW.

tarheels86, Nov 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Naja's for The Full Pint's 5th Anniversary

As with all Speedway: the beer is black and has a tan head. Wow, what a nose. Lots of raw coconut and vanilla which play very nicely with the intense roast, coffee, and dark chocolate aromas of Speedway. The flavor is almost like chewing on fresh shredded coconut. Tons of vanilla to it as well. A nice sweetness of chocolate and toffee, plenty of roasted malt and coffee, too. Just a fantastic beer.

womencantsail, Aug 13, 2012
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4.88/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at O'Brien's for 2012 SDBW.

A: Deep, slick black with a ring of fine, medium dark brown head. No real lacing, but it retains the foam quite well. Almost like looking at an espresso.

S: Vanilla bean ice cream and just a little coconut. Medium roast coffee and dark chocolate take a backseat to the vanilla and coconut.

T: Full, round vanilla, moderate toasty coconut. They are awesome complements. Coffee and dark chocolate. The flavor washes over your palate and fades slowly away.

M: Silky, full bodied, sticky, with medium-light carbonation which works wonderfully with the body.

O: Oh my goodness, this is incredible. Melt in your mouth good. Peter described this as like drinking a Mounds bar. Seems apt enough to me.

pmarlowe, Nov 07, 2012
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4.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at the brewery.

A: Dark body typical of the style with a nice tan head.

S: Coconut and vanilla with hints of coffee and roasted malt.

T: The taste follows the nose and is accurately described by the name. Wonderful notes of vanilla, coconut, and coffee perfectly balanced and interacting with each other.

M: Thick, silky, and lightly carbonated with a sensation that sticks to your tongue long after the beer has been consumed.

O: Wow! I think this is my favorite Imperial stout I've ever tasted. Drink this if you have the chance.

mrkun, Jun 17, 2011
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4.95/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at 2011 BA Speedway release...

Reviewed from notes...

A - Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Good amount of head retention to be had here as well as some sticky lacing.

S - Smells deliciously sweet. Chocolate and marshmallows with some coffee in the mix. Very inviting...

T - Starts sweet with a perfect balance of vanilla, coconut, and chocolate. Coffee follows with some lingering vanilla in the finish. Exceptionally balanced with no abv to be tasted. Delectable...

M - Rich and creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nice full bodied mouthfeel like a good Impy/Double should have...

O - Alesmith brewed a world class brew here. Delicious. Had this back to back with the 09 BA Speedway, and this was the superior beer imo. Hoping I get a chance to try this again sometime in the near future...

Cheers...

comfortablynumb1, Jun 19, 2011
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4.95/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap are O'Brien's for million zillion night

A dark black body and no head. Same with all of them

S-redonkulous. Great vanilla and coconut. Like a Carmel delight

T-follows the nose. Just absolutely incredible. Wow

M-medium body and smooth. So smooth

O-known to me as #4. Amazing doesn't even begin to describe this beer. If only it looked better...

brew3crew, Nov 13, 2011
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Alesmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & Coconut  from AleSmith Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.