Speedway Stout - Beer Geek Speedway - Kopi Luwak Coffee | AleSmith Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is the culmination of the efforts of two world-class brewers to create the most vitalizing coffee stout in the world. AleSmith and good friend Mikkeller join forces, blending the legendary Speedway Stout and Beer Geek Brunch Weasel together into one massive imperial oatmeal stout with enough coffee and oats to substitute for your weekend brunch.

Added by AleHunter805 on 01-19-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
23
Ratings:
246
pDev:
6.54%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
82
Trade:
15
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4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jamison85
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Matthew. Thank you! Really dry finish. Chalky, lots of oatmeal character.

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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alpineclimber
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received this one in a trade.

A pour produces a deep impenetrable black brew with a thick foamy tan head. I never tire of the light stealing black brew in the chalice that sits before me.

An amazing nose of coffee and imperial stout. The coffee is powerful in this one and takes over.

The taste comprises of liquorice, dark chocolate, cold coffee and a beautiful velvety stout. Perfect!

Great thick mouthfeel. Overall awesome beer! One of the better coffee infused imperial stouts that I have had in a while.

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4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Quite an impressive pour which I will ascribe to the Mikkeller influence (rightly or wrongly); the pitch black liquid is capped by a massive quantity of beige foam; stickage is excellent and plenty of lacing completes the picture

Smell: Very roasty and has that fruity quality I associate with espresso; chocolate, coffee and an oatmeal raisin cookie aspect

Taste: Roast, chocolate and bitter, roasty coffee forward, with the roasted aspect building; underneath, if you can sneak a peak underneath all the roast, is the brown sugar and oatmeal raisin cookie; the roasted coffee bean aspect returns, after the swallow, and dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied but, at the same time, has that delicate Belgian character; moderate carbonation

Overall: I like my coffee flavors more delicate and am very sensitive to over-roasted coffee beans; there is a lot to like here but the roast is a bit much

Thanks, mabermud, for the opportunity

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4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown, almost black. Smells of sticky fruits, treacle and dark chocolate. Tastes bitter, syrupy, VERY sweet, dense, raisin, sticky fruits, little to no carbonation, coffee-bitterness. Intense and flavourful beer.

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4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle into an Alesmith taster glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a jet black inky opaque body with a mocha colored 2 finger head that sticks around for a while to leave a layer of retention and pretty thick lacing. A nice looking brew.

Aromas are light roasted coffee, chocolate malt, oats, toffee, some dark fruits, light vanilla. On the tongue is a dark roasted malt, light roasted coffee, dark fruit, toffee, a touch of vanilla, finishing with a slightly bitter coffee taste that sticks on the tongue for a bit.

As far as mouthfeel, I would have maybe preferred a little thicker, richer body, it's a little light for a 12% ABV imperial stout. Reminds me more of a porter than a stout. That being said, it's very drinkable and the ABV is pretty well hidden. Medium carbonation.

Overall I enjoyed putting this one down. The coffee added an extra layer of complexity to regular speedway. Maybe it would have been a little more flavor packed consumed fresh.

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Speedway Stout - Beer Geek Speedway - Kopi Luwak Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 246 ratings