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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 950
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 404
Gots: 182 | 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:
Beer added by: brew3crew on 11-13-2011

Speedway Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee.
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3.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

musty coffee all right overall

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, and a creamy coffee aroma. Taste is much the same with a slight fruit flavor and an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is really tasty and one of the best coffee aromas in a beer I have ever smelled.

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Moll. Nose is quite nice with beautiful coffee an then te flavor explodes. Nice light roast and just a touch of fruit. Dry. Great. Regular Speedway Stout is really good, but this beer's coffee character was simply unreal. It's hard to compare to anything I've had before. Maybe Zhukov's Final Push.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Murky, mysterious and dark, the liquid supports a thick tan head; a boatload of dots spot the side of the chalice

Smell: Dark chocolate and coffee tones, supported by roast, Saigon cinnamon, caramel and vanilla

Taste: Roast and dark chocolate, up front, with the coffee, Saigon cinnamon and caramel building; after the swallow, the vanilla and a hint of hazelnut arrives; the finish is rich and balanced

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; slight warmth in the gullet

Overall: Another great Speedway variant; this one is very reminiscent of a Vietnamese coffee

Thanks, snakeey11, for the opportunity

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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 950 ratings.