Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee | 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Vietnamese coffee version of Speedway Stout is and continues to be AleSmith's most popular variation of the ever-growing Speedway Stout collection. Since 2012 we have been adding this blend of four Vietnamese coffees, known in Vietnam as cà phê sa đá, to our popular imperial stout. The coffee beans were slowly roasted at low temperatures and then brewed by AleSmith with a traditional phin-style filter that gently percolates water through the ground coffee. The result is an intensely aromatic and bold tasting coffee that complements the notes of chocolate and roast in this massive stout.

Added by brew3crew on 11-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#122
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
1,875
pDev:
6.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,875 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NJBarstool
3.92/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap. A bit overly sweet for my taste. Too syrupy on the feel. Very good, but I think a little overrated

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Photo of Cycle69
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of FriedSlug
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark, thick beer with a brown sticky head that leaves nice bands of lacing behind. The coffee aroma punches you on the nose and it's complimented with a sweet and roasty malt smell. Sweet and coffee up front with a fantastic coffee char bitterness at the end. As usual the Speedway Stout is a delicious beer and the Vietnamese coffee adds a lot to it.

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4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bum4ever
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScottP
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black, with a tan head and some minimal residual lace.
The nose on this is all coffee, roasty, charred espresso beans. It hits hard and settles nicely, complimenting a sweet, milky finish.

The body on this is awesome. Medium viscosity, with a carbonation that I felt was slightly intense, but didn’t take away from the beer.

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Photo of dafla67
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of whitenads
4.22/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtAttackEd
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ivyman
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TreBonez
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dankacheese
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of David_Porter
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jallen5076
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ale_Lover
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick, brown-black body almost like motor oil, with a brown head that hangs around for a while and leaves a little lacing. Really great looking beer.

Aromas of coffee and cocoa as you would expect from a speedway with a little more coffee than the base variety. Similar aroma as roasted, brewed coffee than freshly ground coffee.

Taste starts out with sweet chocolate , followed by vanilla and caramel, finishing with coffee and a roasted malt flavor. Medium-heavy body, but easy drinker that definitely hides the 13% ABV.

I really like this Speedway stout variant.

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4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefduff2
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grapeshops
4.81/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of csmrx7
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of millelacsmark
4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sonray61
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 1,875 ratings