AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Treyliff:
4.59/5 rDev +1.3%
Opened December-2013 at Williamjbauer's tasting, poured into a snifter
A- pours pitch black with a small fizzy light tan head that has good retention as the head remains bubbly long after the pour
S- fresh roasted coffee aroma up front, followed by ripe banana and melted milk chocolate. There's a slightly smoky charcoal character, finishing with some fruity notes
T- fresh coffee up front, perhaps the freshest coffee flavor that I've experienced form a beer and very coffee-forward. Beyond the coffee, some chocolate notes begin to kick in followed by some slightly smoky notes. More coffee on the finish that continues to sit fresh on the palate
M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slick mouthfeel and finish
O- one of the best coffee flavors I've ever had from a stout, the freshness of the flavor is just ridiculous and meshes very well with the chocolate flavors, alcohol is also hidden very well
05-13-2014 19:48:51 | More by Treyliff
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3.88/5 rDev -14.3%
Night of a Million Zillion Speedways
San Diego, CA
Dark as night black with brown edges, thin head but the body of this beer is just spectacular. It's thick and oily and leaves the glass absolutely covered in sticky lace. Thick as can be and dark as night. Spectacular.
This is a far sweeter variation than typical Speedway Stout. The roasted coffee elements seem actually subdued in this one; the Vietnamese style coffee pushes through, and it seems a bit syrupy and sticky. The aroma resembles that of a sweet coffee liqueur.
The flavor follows the nose as well. This was certainly the sweetest of the variations and seemed a bit syrupy.
Medium to thick mouthfeel with low carbonation.
A good variation, but a touch too sweet overall for my personal preferences.
11-14-2011 02:26:58 | More by ehammond1
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
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