AleSmith Speedway Stout - Mokasida | AleSmith Brewing Company

BA SCORE
4.31/5
194 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Taking its name from both Mokha, a historical port city for the distribution of African coffees, and the Sidamo province in Ethiopia, Mokasida is a regional blend of coffees that showcases the subtle characteristics of East African beans. When paired with the chocolate and roast character of our imperial stout, Mokasida imparts notes of cocoa, blueberry, and sweet potatoes to make a truly unique beer.
Also from East Africa and near and dear to our hearts are The Lost Boys of Sudan, a group of civil war refugees from various villages that were able to overcome extraordinary peril during their flight from persecution. AleSmith Brewing Company proudly employs members of The Lost Boys of Sudan and supports the California Lost Boys and Girls Foundation (CLBGF). A portion of proceeds from the sale of this beer will go towards CLBGF.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 10-26-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#981
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
194
pDev:
5.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
15
Trade:
3
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3.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very good but a little thin on mouthfeel.

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4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in vgas. Tan head. Black in color. Lace left.

Thick, rich, velvety, and silky. Chocolate, lightly roasted malts, amazing coffee flavors, vanilla, cocoa, silky pie flavors. This is almost a dessert stout, but it isn't that sweet. Very enjoyable. This takes base SS to another level. Full bodied. Wow!

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black pour, smaller tan head. Huge espresso aroma, dark chocolate, rich coffee, fairly sweet. Almost mocha like taste, rich, fresh coffee, sweet, dark chocolate, cocoa. Thick full body, understated carbonation. Fantastic.

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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7.2%
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4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

**
06/02/2017
On tap at uno, california no ipa day.

Great coffee flavor and aroma. Not quite as tasty as Nibs/Beans version, but the AROMA is unique. A touch floral with dark bitter coffee.

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4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
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4.01/5  rDev -7%
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4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I enjoyed the regular Speedway better. The Ethiopian coffee seems to impart more of a dark fruited bitter astringency on top of the usual Speedway base, which presents an appropriately full body and carbonation still, but this particular blend of coffee beans just seem to make this too astringent for me.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Mokasida from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 194 ratings
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