AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by xnicknj:
4.48/5 rDev -1.1%
on cask at the brewery
Pours an inky, viscous blackness with a thick tuft of browned head resting on top. Nice retention, leaving patchy bursts of lacing left behind on the taster.
Rich, fragrant roasted coffee beans erupt from the nose, balanced by soft chocolate sweetness. Heavy malts and roasted hints with caramel, molasses and prevalent coffee. Soft boozy glow as well, but well-tempered.
Avalanche of coffee, nuts and chocolate land on the tongue upon first sip. Potent roasted coffee beans, but still remaining mild and pleasant. Semi-sweet chocolate notes with cocoa powder and caramel. Thick, bruising malt backbone with roasted notes and layers of rich flavor. Finishes with coffee and warmth.
Fuller body, milder carbonation, fluffy, creamy and silky on the tongue. I'm already a huge fan of the base beer, so having the opportunity to try this variation was really exciting.
08-01-2012 02:38:55 | More by xnicknj
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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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