Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged | AleSmith Brewing Company

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Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - Rye Whiskey Barrel-AgedSpeedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 04-10-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
117
pDev:
3.71%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
26
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maltznhopz
4.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rudzud
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros. 2017 vintage.

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

S - Aromas of nice rye whiskey, vanilla, really nice barrel notes. Good fudgy chocolate notes as well as solid roast malts.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with big sweet whiskey notes, nice roasted malts and chocolate fudge. There is nice barrel notes and vanilla, flashes of coconut as well.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, little hot, creamy.

O - Overall this was a very solid imperial stout. Good creamy mouthfeel as well as very nice chocolate notes as all. Very enjoyable.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ruzud for sharing, 2017
Huge frothy creamy thick head fades at a slower pace, nice lacing and long legs, pitch black color, great by not as great as some of the other Speedway variants

Nose super nutty coffee, a bit earthy coffee, fresh ummm, coffee, thick fudge and roasted malt notes but not acrid roast, mild barrel notes with some vanilla and a touch of rye whiskey but barely, fair nutty though, with a bit of dark chocolate cocoa, and touch of coconut, super dark chocolate fudge, a little caramel

Taste sweet thick dark malts, caramel toffee and big fudge, dark chocolate fudge, some decent barrel notes, rye whiskey a bit, sweet whiskey actually, a little spicy rye, vanilla, lush dark cocoa and fudge, chewy nougat and caramel but not a ton, a touch of alcohol, mild coconut barrel with the rye whiskey, some coffee, not a ton, fresh earthy roasted coffee but lighter, sticky sweet finish big nutty coffee and caramel with roast and fudge

Mouth is thicker bod, nice fluffy carb, a little alcohol but not much, chewy almost and fudgey

Overall nice but not a ton of barrel, coffee is a bit subdued as well

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Photo of 22Blue
4.33/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LA_Hue24
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkrug5
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerRay
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.61/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spark3148857
4.62/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of monty79_1997
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lemmy187
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OleDixie
4.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FreshZ
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Amguerra305
4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I remember regular ba Vietnamese speedway was really good and I did not think the barrel could improve improve what was an already stellar beer; but boy was I wrong. Just the slightest amounts of dispersed pin size bubbles sitting atop the Black, almost oily, liquid. The smell is divine. Deep chocolate coffee sweet barrel with strong vanilla and spicy rye notes. I feel it’s what all barrel aged stouts are striving; strong prominent barrel with an underlying base that stands up to it. Taste is kind of sweet with a strong alcohol boozy back end that gives it an almost brandy like finish. A little coffee creaminess in the middle as well. One of the very few knocks on this beer is that it is a tad too carbonated. You can tell that the beer is kind of silky which would only increase the creaminess of its taste but the bubbles prevent a full and utter mouth coat. Overall this is a noticeable improvement from the regular ba Vietnamese. Truly amazing beer; the best of the speedways I have had.

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Photo of Bammer21
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdlb44
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TWStandley
4.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee - Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 117 ratings