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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee

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603 Ratings
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Ratings: 603
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 262
Gots: 97 | FT: 12
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:
Speedway Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 11-13-2011)
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Alesmith. Standard black color, almost no head. Aroma is slight coffee but also vanilla, weird. Flavor was also vanilla laden with only hints of the coffee. I was thoroughly confused by this beer. I made sure to taste my cousins' and I got the same thing. Not impressed.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2013 01:29:19 | More by ArrogantB
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parrotheadcubs


3.25/5  rDev -28.3%

07-07-2014 19:11:18 | More by parrotheadcubs
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HopHead84

California

3.3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

3/30/2012

On tap at Alesmith.

A: Black with an inch of creamy foam that leaves scattered lacing on the glass. Looks like Speedway.

S: Cocoa, dark chocolate, and burnt malt. Pronounced earth and acrid robust coffee. Light licorice and molasses.

T: Intense dark chocolate and strong licorice notes. The coffee profile is somewhat acrid and charred, reminiscent of over extracted coffee. This is pretty boozy and there's an upper moderate bitterness.

M: Full body with a silky, sticky, and chewy mouthfeel.

Overall: Too boozy and acrid. Not one of the better Speedway variations. 

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 02:23:12 | More by HopHead84
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

09-07-2013 13:24:49 | More by mwbrady12
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

09-12-2013 03:49:53 | More by CityofBals
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

12-14-2013 19:09:38 | More by Soneast
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

12-19-2012 21:54:52 | More by RuckusDu
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

12-13-2013 03:26:23 | More by GRG1313
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

09-10-2013 04:25:20 | More by 1424IpA
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

03-09-2014 15:28:14 | More by ShanePB
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Briens night of a million zillion speedways

Look: Pours midnight black and totally opaque with 1/8 tan head and good reception for a small pour

Smell: Very sweet and gourmet coffee notes that take over the whole beer

Taste: Very sweet and very bitter coffee notes that are backed up by copious amounts of chocolate

Mouthfeel: Full body and low carbonation

Overall: Not one of my favorites of the night. Overly sweet and a bit off putting on the taste

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2011 02:20:35 | More by DarthKostrizer
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lillitnn92

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

05-05-2014 13:44:46 | More by lillitnn92
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

11-05-2012 12:17:02 | More by seeswo
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xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

07-22-2014 19:06:07 | More by xhuang61
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.86/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 shared with the wife, sister-in-law and father-in-law over the holiday weekend.

Nice dark and rich pour with a fat mocha crown. Smells rich and decadent...a very inviting and luxurious twist on a solid base.

Coffee shows greasy and oily if that makes any sense at all....odd and while not entirely unpleasant, I'm not sure this coffee agrees with me.

Finishes oily and watery despite a nice body and heft through the middle.

A disappointing beer to be sure. While I enjoy the base and most variants, something here just didn't sit well with me. My only similar comparison was a coffee used in one of the older BCBCS that I really felt displayed an unsavory oily bean quality.

I'm sure I'm a dipshit, but my tastes are my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 00:59:36 | More by BarrytheBear
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ehammond1


3.88/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Night of a Million Zillion Speedways
O'Brien's Pub
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2011 02:26:58 | More by ehammond1
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Ben7773

Texas

4/5  rDev -11.7%

03-21-2014 03:53:53 | More by Ben7773
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.7%

10-13-2013 03:08:44 | More by acurtis
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huskermike12

Iowa

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-20-2014 15:10:02 | More by huskermike12
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mobius387

Florida

4/5  rDev -11.7%

02-11-2014 22:39:30 | More by mobius387
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of deep roasted barley malt with notes of dry coffee with some hazelnut nectar which rounds off some of the rough edges. Taste is a mix between some deep dry roasted malt notes with dry coffee notes and some hazelnut notes which helps rounds off the flavours. Body is quite full with good carbonation and nice creamy body and no apparent alcohol. I liked this version better than the Koppi version.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 20:08:02 | More by Phyl21ca
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skunk242

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

08-19-2012 05:11:16 | More by skunk242
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -11.7%

03-16-2014 23:36:52 | More by BGsWo22
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caverog

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

07-20-2014 17:18:36 | More by caverog
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.7%

03-10-2014 02:21:21 | More by smartassboiler
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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
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