Alesmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & Coconut  | 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: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 06-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.85
pDev:
6.8%
 
 
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4.24/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.55/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Best variation by far! Too bad they retired it.

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4.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopHead84
4.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep brown in the glass with an impressive head. Nice retention and scattered lacing.

S: A blast of vanilla with accompanying coconut. Smells amazing when combined with dark chocolate, coffee, and roast. Trace of earthy hops. Basically speedway with vanilla and coconut. Wow.

T: Similar to the aroma. Blend of vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate, roast, and coffee. I liked both the vanilla and coconut speedways I tried at O'Brien's, but the combination of the two elements is stellar.

M: Full in body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is thick, sticky, chewy, and viscous.

Overall: Outstanding. I hope to see this again at some point.

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4.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Million Zillion.

Pours a slippery, pitch black. Phenomenal nose. Sweet and intense interplay of bakery like aromas of vanilla, almond, coconut, and dark chocolate seamlessly blend the roast coffee of Speedway. Flavor is intensely coconut, reminds me somewhat of Rare DOS in that regard. The coconut and vanilla take over the flavor a little more than they do the nose, but who cares. Still a strong dark chocolate, roast coffee, and toasted malt presence throughout. Nothing artificial or cloying, far surpasses any of the Funky Buddha treatments that come to mind. Perfect body, medium thick, soft and silky. Dinging the flavor and overall half a point since it didn't quite transcend or match the clearly inflated memory of my first Rare DOS in my mind (and also, it's not HF Ann, but what is?). Regardless, pretty amazing.

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4.72/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at O’Briens for Night of Million Zillion Speedways. The best of the 16 on tap by a mile, and one of my favorite RIS experiences since BCS Rare. The pour is inky with a small, menacing head when I was fortunate enough to get a 10oz pour later in the evening :0 Nose is nearly perfect- fresh coconut meat, cocoa butter, pistachio, Nutella, bourbon. It exudes a better, more integrated nose than the actual Pistachio and Nutella Speedways, and creates a faux bourbon barrel character like Pappy Van Winkle by simply HAVING toasted and fresh coconut and vanilla mimicking the much more expensive and time consuming hints of wood vanillin and coconut from high end American bourbon. The higher 12% alcohol sweetness blends perfectly to make this essentially the "Poor Man’s BCS Rare". Taste is perfect- insane amounts of chewy coconut, bourbon, pistachio, Nutella. By far the best Speedway I’ve ever had and better than the actual BA version. Better than BCS Rare. Drank a total of 25oz of this stuff FTW.

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Alesmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & Coconut  from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.85 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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