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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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756 Ratings
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Ratings: 756
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 309
Gots: 147 | FT: 21
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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2.25/5  rDev -50.3%

NicholasH, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
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.

ArrogantB, May 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -28.3%

parrotheadcubs, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of HopHead84
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. 

HopHead84, Mar 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

vutoq, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

mwbrady12, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

TheBeerTruck, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

Soneast, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

RuckusDu, Dec 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -22.7%

dheldman, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

GRG1313, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

1424IpA, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

ShanePB, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of DarthKostrizer
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

DarthKostrizer, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

lillitnn92, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Raziel313, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

seeswo, Nov 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

xhuang61, Jul 22, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -16.1%

PretzelCity, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of BarrytheBear
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.

BarrytheBear, May 27, 2014
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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.

ehammond1, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Ben7773, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

jtladner, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

acurtis, Oct 13, 2013
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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
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