Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak | 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: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 11-11-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#539
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
544
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
439
Gots:
73
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 544 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of BeanBump
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Kopi Luwak has a bunch of hype surrounding it but lets be real, its animal sh*t coffee, right? Nonetheless, this is a great beer. Like most Speedway variants, this is a nicely balanced beer but what stands out to me is that the coffee flavor really comes through. I feel like a lot of "coffee" stouts just taste like...well, stout. No real coffee flavor to them. This one is different; rich, roasty, dark. Ive never had a cup of straight up Kopi Luwak coffee to compare this to but this is one tasty beer.

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Photo of grapeshops
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black like the usual Speedway and with 3/4" brown head. Aroma hits you in all of the roasted coffee feels.

Taste a little more coffee than the regular Speedway. Hides the alcohol awesome as always. Usual stuff like a ton of chocolate malt. Tons of roast and shit. All the Speedway variants I've had are always good, but not exactly reinventing the wheel, they're all around that 4.5/5 range outside of the barrel aged ones. Which you know, is an amazingly high score for me.

Chasing it down isn't worth it though, just take ol' regular Speedway off the shelf instead of chasing it through BPT and pickup windows.

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Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a very solid beer all around and appears to be improving very nicely with age! I am definitely looking forward to trying the barrel-aged version.

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Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppyCrop
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smanson56
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I don't think I've had a bad beer with Kopi Luwak in it, and this delicious Speedway variant continues that trend. Wonderful coffee flavor, and the rich thickness of AleSmith's signature stout. Could drink 100 of these!

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Photo of JMFP
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kristinc
4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1424IpA
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjstraub
4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MachIPA
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Av10
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Filabee
2.07/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle was likely bad...

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Unbelievably good-it's clear why Kopi Luwak coffee is so expensive. Adds a beautiful roasted element and coffee flavor to an already outstanding base beer.

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Photo of thebeers
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Black with thin tan head. Roasted dark coffee, a little char, with a sweet cream, almost bourbon-like aroma and taste. Oily and medium bodied for the style. Great beer.

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Photo of Bristopher89
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vziznznzyz
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 544 ratings