Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - Bourbon-Barrel Aged | AleSmith Brewing Company

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4.66/5
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874 Ratings
Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - Bourbon-Barrel AgedSpeedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - Bourbon-Barrel Aged
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Smarty_Pints on 06-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
874
pDev:
5.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
493
Gots:
178
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 874 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of cmukid87
4.81/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Oakhtar
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rickm818
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rudzud
4.64/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros. 2016 vintage.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a fat mocha head that fades to leave a creamy blanket and and light lacing.

S - Big aromas of fudgy chocolate brownies, caramel, bourbon juice, nutty notes. The coffee is really faint but all other notes are super pleasant.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with excellent fudge brownies. Nice nutty notes. Great chocolate. The coffee is super faint but the bourbon is phenomenal. Really rich fudgy bourbon juice. Delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, smooth, creamy, silky, alcohol hidden very very well.

O - Overall this was a very very good stout. Excellent chocolate and bourbon notes, unfortunately the coffee is super faint due to the age. Still, delicious!

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another big thanks to rudzud, 2016

Again pours a giant frothy creamy thick heavy 3 finger dark colored heavy thick head, fades slowly, nice thick soapy dark lacing, pitch black beer and looooong legs, couldn't be better than this

Nose loads of dark chocolate and coffee, earthy caramel like coffee, a bit sweet caramel toffee, with nice nougat chocolate fudge, nice mild earthy coffee and chocolate coffee notes, but loads of the base beer, dark chocolate, some roast, loads of vanilla and vanilla ice cream, baker's chocolate cocoa with a little generic back end fresh coffee, little caramel and vanilla toasted oak barrel, flashes of coconut barrel too, and a bit of sweet bourbon, great beer but coffee is lighter than it should be, probably age

Taste is awesome, loads and loads of dark chocolate cocoa fudge, oreo cookie dough and lush cocoa, a touch of charred coffee and fresh coffee, mild earthy roasty coffee with a touch of nutty, cookie dough, wafer, loads of vanilla and barrel notes, a little barrel spice, some nice bourbon mixed with that smooth sweet bourbon, candy bourbon and caramel toffee candy like, juicy and delicious, just a hint of booze

Mouth is fuller bod, fluffy creamy juicy lush with a nice carbonation, just a hint of alcohol

Overall again awesome but missing a bit of the base Vietnamese coffee, great barrel, great base beer, great everything just missing some of the base coffee

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Black color with brownish head. Aroma is a bit spicy with chocolate notes, bourbon and some booze. Taste has roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, bourbon in the background. Medium plus body with soft carbonation. Overall it's a really nice, well rounded imperial coffee stout.

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Photo of RiverRick
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.7/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of atoulouk
4.67/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seeker_11
4.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had a pour at Dark Lord day and it was pretty good. Not long before I had BA abraxis and BA darkness, both were better. To me this beer should not be ranked this high

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Photo of Aerizel
4.98/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of justinv29
4.59/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bnewt21
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dafla67
4.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Phenomenal BA stout. Looks blackish-brown. Wonderful coffee smell. THE BA is well balanced. Incredible.

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Photo of vincechan
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of monty79_1997
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SayBoom
4.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Samact
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VikingHammer
4.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Robomunky
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had at a bottleshare. Wish I knew who brought it, so I could thank them. It was a standout among greats. Thick, rich, black blood of the Earth. Thanks whoever!

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Photo of SarahJuice
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - Bourbon-Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 874 ratings