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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak (Bourbon Barrel-Aged) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

416 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 416
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 452
Gots: 66 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-12-2012)
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.11/5  rDev -9.5%

750ml bottle 12,0% Abv.
Served chilled in a snifter.
2013 Vintage

A massive thanks to futura123 for this one.

Appearance: BA Kopi Speedway appears midnight black in the glass with hints of deep red appearing along the edges of the glass when back light. A rough pour yields a massive dark tan coloured head that lasts well for a barrel-aged beer and leaves a touch of lacing. Swirling the beer results in thick, sticky alcohol legs coating the glass.

Smell: Wow, the initial nose is absolutely sublime - there is a fantastic earthy coffee character, rich dark chocolate, sweet dark caramel and a touch of bourbon. As the beer warms, the barrel character absolutely takes off with a ton of sweet creamy vanilla and slightly boozey bourbon obliterating the coffee. Other notes include: Sweet dark fruits, toffee and brown sugar.

Taste: There is far more barrel character in the initial flavour than the nose suggested and it really dominates the other flavours. Notes include: Big sweetness, sweet vanilla, milk chocolate, sugary caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, sweet cream, a fair amount of booze and a little earthy coffee with a welcome touch of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: The is quite a bit of carbonation for a barrel-aged beer (high level), but it is just smooth enough. The body is just shy of full and offers a nice stickiness.

Overall: BA Kopi Speedway is a solid barrel-aged imperial stout, but it does get a little sweet and I can't help but feeling that the coffee should shine a lot more than it does, I mean it is the worlds most expensive coffee after all.

01-17-2014 21:47:01 | More by Thehuntmaster
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California

5/5  rDev +10.1%

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak (Bourbon Barrel-Aged) from AleSmith Brewing Company
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