AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - AleSmith Brewing Company
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3.15/5 rDev -30.5%
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.
05-06-2013 01:29:19 | More by ArrogantB
3.3/5 rDev -27.2%
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.
03-31-2012 02:23:12 | More by HopHead84
3.75/5 rDev -17.2%
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
11-15-2011 02:20:35 | More by DarthKostrizer
3.86/5 rDev -14.8%
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.
05-27-2014 00:59:36 | More by BarrytheBear
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
4/5 rDev -11.7%
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.
02-17-2014 20:08:02 | More by Phyl21ca
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
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