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

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From:
AleSmith Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #16
ABV:
14%
Score:
100
Ranked #30
Avg:
4.65 | pDev: 5.59%
Ratings:
992
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 03:19 PM
Added:
Jun 01, 2014
Wants:
  507
Gots:
  183
SCORE
100
World-Class
Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - Bourbon-Barrel AgedSpeedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - Bourbon-Barrel Aged
Notes: We traditionally brew Vietnamese coffee, known as cà phê sữa đá, with a phin-style filter that gently percolates water through ground coffee. The result is a chocolaty and bold tasting coffee that perfectly complements the notes of oak, vanilla, and bourbon in this massive barrel-aged stout.
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Ratings by CraftFan5:
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5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

26 November 2020 - Beer #209 - BA Top 250 Alert!

Acquired via trade
Current Rank: #31 on Beer Advocate

Appearance: 5 - blacky black but a bit thin at the edges. The head remains as a thin halo.

Nose: 5 - I'm constantly impressed with AleSmith nailing the ratios. It's perfect stout:barrel:coffee.

Taste: 5 - ditto. Each part complements the other two perfectly. The coffee lingers on the back end very pleasantly.

Mouth: 5 - silky smooth. Slightly thick, but like velvet going down.

Overall: 5 - absolutely lives up to the hype.

Cheers!

Nov 30, 2020
More User Ratings:
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4.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer was solid black in appearance with little carbonation rising to the tan head.

Smell - The nose was very coffee forward with the barrel being detectable as well. It was not overly sweet.

Taste - At the front, there was a generous taste of coffee. It was blended with a soft chocolate presence. There was a sweetness that brought to mind marshmallow or vanilla, but it was not overly sweet or cloying. Tour the back, the sweetness combined with the mellowed heat of the bourbon.

Mouthfeel - The feel was soft and slick, with light carbonation.

Overall - This was a well designed beer that I would welcome the opportunity to sample again.

Yesterday at 03:19 PM
 
4.49 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on May 10, 2022
 
4.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Apr 14, 2022
 
4.75 by heysuz from Indiana on Apr 14, 2022
 
4.5 by cp45 from New Jersey on Apr 10, 2022
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4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - black and thick with a nice tan head
Smell
Smell - nice coffee light Chocolate lots of barrel with a slight maple as it warms up
Taste - boozy rich malt but still that great coffee chocolate and tons of barrel
Feel - full body and creamy with a light carb
Overall - really fantastic

Feb 23, 2022
 
4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Jan 20, 2022
 
4.37 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 18, 2022
 
4.6 by hjc from Wisconsin on Dec 18, 2021
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4.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by sunsjammer from Arizona

16oz mason jar on tap from Craft Beer Quick Stop

Nov 20, 2021
 
4.6 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Oct 22, 2021
 
4.18 by timmy2b from New York on Sep 05, 2021
 
5 by Hawaiipa from California on Aug 25, 2021
 
4.79 by WormGod from New York on Aug 02, 2021
 
4.33 by dmb987 from New York on Jul 10, 2021
 
5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Jul 10, 2021
 
4.75 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
 
4.5 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Jun 11, 2021
 
4.15 by bret27 from California on May 30, 2021
 
4.78 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
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3.89/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by dboon from Florida

Bottle generously shared by Tony. Dark brown pour with a brown head. All kinds of coffee notes, with dark roasted malts, and bourbon highlights. There is definitely an off note here. Good body with an average mouthfeel.

Apr 30, 2021
 
4.67 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Apr 24, 2021
 
4.17 by ThirstyHungryLife from California on Apr 13, 2021
 
4.75 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Apr 07, 2021
 
4.48 by boogerisu from Iowa on Mar 03, 2021
 
4.97 by EddieDog from New York on Jan 15, 2021
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4.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BPatton from California

Great beer with a stellar coffee profile. Look and mouthfeel leave a bit to be desired, but the beer makes up for it with a coffee-forward nose and flavor that is superior to the majority of beers in this style. The barrel comes through as well.

Dec 30, 2020
 
4.35 by Beerbom from California on Dec 20, 2020
 
4.62 by Hopelessly0 from California on Dec 12, 2020
 
4.08 by DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri on Nov 28, 2020
 
4.49 by winehead247 from Georgia on Nov 24, 2020
 
4.21 by micada from New York on Oct 15, 2020
 
5 by doctorgary from New York on Sep 05, 2020
 
4.58 by bsuedekum from Missouri on Aug 25, 2020
 
4.5 by DriftNoobTart from New Jersey on Aug 24, 2020
 
4.4 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia on Aug 19, 2020
 
4.53 by MTKATL from Georgia on Jul 27, 2020
 
4.5 by JamLand from District of Columbia on Jun 12, 2020
 
4.48 by rightcoast7 from Maine on Jun 11, 2020
Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - Bourbon-Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 992 ratings