Alesmith Speedway Stout - Toasted Coconut | AleSmith Brewing Company

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13 Ratings
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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)

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Added by HopHead84 on 11-06-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
13
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.62
pDev:
7.58%
 
 
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4.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewed from notes taken at Alesmith last week in San Diego.

A- Jet black pour from the tap to my glass. Thick, dark mocha head with good retention and eventually falls to a creamy ring. Lacing coats the glass nicely.

S- Super strong toasted coconut vanilla desserts above a rich roasty Imperial Stout. A bit less coffee feel than the great original but the same awesome base beyond that. Samoa cookies.

T- Not quite as insane as aroma but coconut compliments the base well. Samoa cookies and caramel, cocoa, coconut and cracker (like the kind in cookies) all the way. Coffee a bit subdued for whatever reason but the flavors here are great.

MF- Creamy textured thick body. Carbonation moderately high and supports the flavors present. ABV no where to be seen.

Awesome Samoa-cookie/toasted coconut in the great Speedway Stout besides the loss of some of the coffee feel. Aroma is out of this world.

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4.77/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -13.4%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i'm going to have to disagree with hophead84 here... this was easily my favorite speedway of the night.

i consumed at least 20oz of this one (along with 20oz of kopi luwak speedway), with those 2 being my hands down favorite beers of the entire beer week so far.

s/t: the smell was heavy coconut + light vanilla, which translated to the taste very well. obviously the strong flavors from the coconut and vanilla mask the coffee more, which places this beer a little further away from the regular speedway moreso than some of the other variations this night, but not worse by any means.

drinkability: some might deem this version of speedway a little too sweet, but honestly, this was perfect for me. i could down large quantities of this, which i did.

the coconut was a home run, and i felt it translated very well. its too bad they only made such a small batch of it. i think matt + anthony worked on this one? i forgot actually. anyways, i made it clear to them that they had to give this one another go.

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4.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11/05/10

On tap at O'Brien's Night of a Million Zillion Speedways.

Appearance is a deep brown that borders on black, with a creamy tan head exhibiting good retention and leaving scattered lacing. The aroma is ridiculously good. The toasted coconut profile is huge, I detect notes of cream, dark chocolate, and black coffee with a moderate roasted malt character. The toasted coconut really comes through, and it smells fantastic.

Coconut doesn't translate quite as well in the flavor, but it's still good and at a moderate level. Chocolate is light, roasted malt is subtle. Coffee is understated in this iteration. The finish is a blast of coconut, complemented by chocolate and a little coffee. Coconut lingers.

The beer is full bodied, mouthfeel is dry, lightly astringent, creamy, and thick. Carbonation is good on this one.

An interesting take on a classic. Great aroma.

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Alesmith Speedway Stout - Toasted Coconut from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.62 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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