Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak
AleSmith Brewing Company

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From:
AleSmith Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
12%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 8.92%
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
465
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 03, 2018
Added:
Nov 11, 2009
Wants:
  429
Gots:
  74
SCORE
97
World-Class
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.5 by edthehead from New York

Dec 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Nov 19, 2018
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Reviewed by BeanBump from California

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.
Jul 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by grapeshops from California

Apr 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Dec 12, 2017
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.
Jan 24, 2017
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Reviewed by brians52 from Virginia

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.
Jan 24, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by TheBlueJerzzzz from Virginia

Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by Mpontiakos from Virginia

Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jul 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.42 by HoppyCrop from New York

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.46 by smanson56 from New Hampshire

May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Lochnessmonster from Florida

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!
May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by JMFP from Delaware

May 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.63 by kristinc from Canada (BC)

Apr 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.78 by Andy_Luft from England

Mar 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by 1424IpA from California

Mar 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.81 by sjstraub from Wisconsin

Feb 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by AndyEdgar from Illinois

Feb 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by MachIPA from New Jersey

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.51 by Av10 from Lebanon

Feb 01, 2016
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Rated by Filabee from Michigan

2.07/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Bottle was likely bad...
Feb 01, 2016
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Reviewed by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

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.
Jan 22, 2016
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

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.
Jan 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.46 by Bristopher89 from Texas

Jan 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.75 by vziznznzyz from North Carolina

Jan 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by McAndrew from North Carolina

Dec 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.46 by Jdotswizz from Texas

Dec 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.27 by TwistofKane from Virginia

Dec 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by Joshkoskinen from Illinois

Dec 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.39 by KAF from Iowa

Dec 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.35 by SkiBum22 from New York

Nov 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.26 by rhynosorus from California

Nov 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by BGsWo22 from Texas

Oct 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by mhenson42 from Texas

Oct 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by LeeEvolved from Virginia

Sep 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4.54 by amano_h from Oregon

Sep 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by sourdog from California

Aug 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by Westyn from Texas

Aug 27, 2015
Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 546 ratings