AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by jlindros:
4.5/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Don't remember who shared this with me. Sampled at one of the big whale tastings hosted at my place. Initially didn't post the review as I thought it was the same beer I had before, but after having it, and thinking about it and reviewing notes, I'm pretty sure the beer I had before was the Brewers Reserve Speedway with Vietnamese coffee.
Dark thick creamy rich 1 finger head fades slowly with nice lacing, pitch black beer, nice legs on the sides, etc.
Nose brings typical Speedway malts, cocoa, some roast, little creamy like characters with a little milk chocolate, mild toasted notes and chocolate, etc. Then some nice coffee, not a ton of coffee, but nice freshly roasty coffee, earthy, nutty, fresh roast, etc, not nearly like the other Vietnamese Speedway, but still nice.
Taste is similar to the nose, fresh toasted and roasted coffee right out, again that earthy nutty dusty woody coffee flavors, freshly roasted beans and fresh grinds, like coffee was just steeped in the beer. Then again that Speedway base, dark malts, toasty, roasted malts, creamy flavors with a milk chocolate and cocoa, little caramel, nice vanilla, etc. Finish is sticky and sweet, mild booze warmth which is hidden fairly well, little more roast and toasted notes, plenty more coffee lingering too.
Mouth is still very heavy bod, thick, rich, velvety and creamy, sticks all around the mouth, nice carb.
Overall quite nice, a step up from the base speedway with so much great coffee, the Vietnamese coffee is very unique and quite tasty, but pales in comparison to the awesomeness of the Brewers Reserve version we had before.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2012 22:45:05 | More by jlindros
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4.74/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
At the taproom pours a jet black with tan head
Nose: tootsie roll chocolate, coffee, light florals
Taste: so rich and vibrant an delicious. lush vanilla candy chews, toasted coconut, light roast coffee, milk chocolate/rich caramel chew, floral hoppy twang, finishes with caramel and a roasty twang, lingering (pleasant) booziness
Feel- rich yet not too viscous, lightly boozy, lush, roasty, candy-like
Wow. Incredible. One of the best of many Speedways
Serving type: on-tap
07-28-2014 00:11:23 | More by evanforbeer
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.