Alesmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend With Vietnamese Coffee - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by CAMRAhardliner:
4.9/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had this ambrosia on tap and the (surprisingly small) brewery two weeks ago. This is from notes.
Pours inky, oily, pure black. The dark brown head lasts forever and coats the glass in sheets of foam. The aroma is of decadent milk chocolate, loads of roasty malts, astringent cocoa, earthy coffee beans and a piney bitter background. A lot going on there. The taste is like a Mochaccino - Sweet, chocolatey flavors with a fresh roasted, spicy, acidic coffee flavor. Like a milkshake with fine coffee added. The mouthfeel is super thick with a light carbonation. Hop and dark malt bitterness mixes with the milk chocolate sweetness in the long finish. Alcohol is shockingly well hidden for 12% (according to the tap list).
This is a sublime Imperial Stout. So balanced and nuanced, sweet but the opposite side of cloying. Coffee flavors are perfect. Roastyness is perfect. A good hop character to balance the malt-fest. This is a must try. Impeccable.
Serving type: on-tap
10-17-2012 01:37:08 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Alesmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend With Vietnamese Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
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