Speedway Stout - Mokasida | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
216
pDev:
5.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
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Trade:
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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of colts9016
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was stoked to the get this bottle of beer. I had this beer on tap several years ago. Every variation of Speedway Stout I have tried was tasty. The beer is 54 degrees and is served in a snifter. The beer produced a two finger head. The head is a light tan and creamy. The beer is dark brown to black and SRM 37. The head dissipated fast leaving lacing on the glass.
A strong roasted coffee, espresso, dark roasted malt, bready, char, earthiness, yeast, dark chocolate, and burnt sugars for the aromas.

Strong roasted coffee, dark roasted malt, bready, burnt sugars, dark chocolate, earthiness, yeast, molasses, and wood.

The mouthfeel of the beer is chewy.

The body of the beer is full, the finish is long, and a medium carbonation.

This beer is awesome. The coffee in the beer is pronounced. This beer showcases the best of the Speedway Stout and the coffee.

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Photo of Eman17
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnlatona
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a one-finger creamy dark tan head that has good retention and leaves a bit of lacing behind before settling into a ring around the edge of the glass

S- fresh espresso on the nose with a big fruity berry nose, reminiscent of blueberries. Undertones of dark chocolate, vanilla cream, charred malt, brown sugar & toffee

T- fruity dark roasted coffee notes brings out flavors of blueberry & cherry. Mid-palate brings out some earthy and herbal coffee notes, along with notes of anise, vanilla cream, charred malt, even picking up some floral notes. The finish gives notes of cocoa, charred wood, and more berry-like coffee

M- heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel than continues into a velvety, silky, slightly warming finish

O- a unique coffee flavor that stands out form the other variants of SS that I've had. It definitely has a blueberry fruity sweetness that works well with the roasted notes throughout

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rkarimi
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

3-3

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Photo of KAP1356
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

RBSG 17 grand tasting.Pours out a dark, ruddy brown topped with a beige head. Aroma is coffee up front, sitting on top of the classic Speedway roast malts. Taste introduces some cocoa notes, and some savory spice. Wonderful feel, and nice lingering finish.

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Photo of Zythophile
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: purchased May 2017
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Color is a very dark brown that only lets minimal light through at the edges. Minimal head and lacing.

The smell is freshly brewed coffee with honey and milk. Hazelnut, too. Slight smoke, slight anise.

In the taste, the coffee has been sitting for a little while longer on the burner. The dairy is dialed back, as well. What's way up is the anise, flowery character and all. There's also a pleasant level of charred barrel that presumably is the source of the smoke.

Honey reappears in the aftertaste, joining up with the residual charred barrel. Feel is initially thin, but it seems to thicken up with warmth. Carbonation is pretty well integrated.

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Photo of akopczyk
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of darktronica
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours thick and dark, much like any un-barreled Speedway variant. Half a finger of head that bubbles up from the depths, and some nice legs when swirled. The coffee is potent on the aroma from the initial pour, but gradually becomes less dominant as the beer warms. The distinguishing characteristic is that of a sweet potato soju, with a starchy sweetness on the nose that's paired with some boozy heat. Nice and earthy palate, with solid coffee balanced by dark chocolate and some very light fruit esters. The mouthfull is full and luxurious, almost perfect--a touch smoother than recent SS cans but about what I remember from older 750mL bottles that have had some age on them.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beergorrilla
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce prowler into snifter, filled on 11/4/2017. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a small dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big nutty medium roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of smoke, molasses, raisin, berries, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge nutty medium roast coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, and toasted dark bread; with lighter notes of smoke, molasses, raisin, berries, herbal, wood, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal hop and roasted coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, toasted dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from hop/roast bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is amazing. Slight slickness, chalky roast/coffee, and hop stickiness. Alcohol is very well hidden; a mildly increasing warmth of 12% lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing imperial coffee stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Not quite as amazing as the base beer, but unique in it's own right. Not as intense on the nose, but carbonation may be the factor. The African coffee adds a unique intensified dark fruit/berry note to the beer; and you get the same backing malt complexity otherwise. Not as intense on hop character and roast/char bitterness as well. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.

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Photo of Lucoli
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KillerJigger
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour a thick brown head. Mouth feel is thick and syrup like. Coffee comes very slow and the malts are very sweet. Has a nice bite and velvet like feel as it warms. Need more.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Speedway Stout - Mokasida from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 216 ratings