Speedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee | AleSmith Brewing Company

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Speedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain CoffeeSpeedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee beans are grown in the fertile soil of some of the highest Caribbean peaks, making it one of the most prized gourmet coffees in the world. This rare coffee uses lightly roasted Arabica beans to create subtle acidity and a well-balanced chocolaty finish. With the help of local roaster, Mostra Coffee, these 100% Blue Mountain beans were sourced from the renowned Mavis Bank Coffee Factory in Jamaica. Carefully roasted and cold-brewed, this coffee is the perfect complement to our award-winning Imperial Stout.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 02-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#217
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
529
pDev:
6.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of SadMachine
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Howlader
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sample: black, brown head, spotty lacing. Brownie/coffee nose, more coffee it taste, chocolate accent. Little heat, good carbonation.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a growler purchased 4/9/18 at Trenton Road Take Out in Fairless Hills, PA. Poured into Guinness stout glass and allowed to warm.

L: Very small light tan head with absolutely no retention, leaves very thin light tan ring atop of jet black beer.

S: So much the coffee and cocoa and roasted malts. So much good. Way way way up there, like a Tree House Double Shot.

T: Doesn't QUITE live up to the nose, but very very good coffee, cocoa, and roasted malt flavor. Lacks just a tiny bit of depth and complexity, but this still is a very high-tier effort. Pretty long run out of cocoa and roasted malt on the finish, which adds a bit.

F: Medium-ish bodied, not too syrupy or cloying. No real carbonation to speak of. Solidly constructed and perfectly balanced.

O: You won't find too many better than this.

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Photo of nmann08
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a translucent chestnut brown and mahogany with an ample sandy head and incredible lacing
S: Dark roast and mocha hues - very coffee forward
T: Dark chocolate, rich espresso, and a slight dark fruit note
F: Slightly less than moderately thick with ample carb
O: On some level I think this beer is indicative of a 'first mover advantage' among coffee stouts. Around the time of its first incarnation, this beer was likely one of the few (hard to believe it, but it's true) that incorporated higher end coffee beans. To me, this is a fairly mediocre stout that just so happens to incorporate incredible coffee. If this didn't have the benefit of debuting in an era before every 6 barrel brewery around the corner threw in the best coffee they could find, I'm not sure it would have its status on the top 250 that it currently does. Slightly underwhelming, but better than regular Speedway Stout for sure - interesting variant.

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Photo of Shogun250
4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevindp9
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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04/07/18

Growler purchased at 8am this morning was poured to snifter at 9pm tonight.
So looking forward to this as Speedway is a great stout and I love Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.

LOOK: dark black, thick, no light passes. Healthy beige head, fades to lacing.
AROMA: That Blue Mountain smokey smoothness is there, but it is more subdued than I expected. I guess since the coffee is not as "in your face" as something like a strong sumatra, it doesn't bully the beer around. In most cases, that is a good thing, but maybe I was hoping for a little more BMC in the nose. Still gets a 4.75, but the expectation was a 5 here.
TASTE: Dark chocolate up front and almost a boozy rum flavor. Could be burnt sugar. Strong Coffee, floral notes, and a hint of pomegranate round out the back end. Tasty. Further into drinking, a touch of sodium bicarbonate starts to linger.
FEEL: not quite as thick as I remember regular speedway. Still Full Bodied. Light carbonation.

Jammin' Good. Glad I got to try this. Was hoping this would be a top 10 beer for me, but it's maybe not quite that high. Slight improvement over the standard speedway. I do have a 2nd growler which will be shared with DC in a few days. We'll be sampling side by side with a regular Speedway and probably a few other coffee stouts.

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Photo of cp45
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Keeling
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oakhtar
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatsarealplane
4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steve032
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of captainsdaughter
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So much bitter sweet coffee in this . Mellow up front on the palate, finishes with a thick creamy then bitter mouthfeel. Drinks like an 8%er.

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Photo of Grackos
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It smells of pure black coffee. The taste is almost as strong but with some roastiness too. If you like coffee you'll love this beer.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Speedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 529 ratings