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:
#125
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
1,902
pDev:
6.67%
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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 puck1225
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on draft. Very dark brown color with a creamy brown head and great lacing. Rich chocolate cake smell and taste. Dark coffee and cappuccino flavors become more pronounced as it warms. Hint of strawberry. Very rich and silky smooth feel. Great beer!

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Photo of Samact
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.48/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmukid87
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CHickman
4.86/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Luscious. The aroma and flavor are top notch for a coffee stout, delivering exactly what I’d hoped for.

On tap at Haymaker, NYC, I let it sit and warm as the black brew settled down and the brown head eased down to a nice little layer while leaving good spotty lacing.

The nose is a robust combo of coffee beans, spent coffee grinds, chocolate, fresh ground coffee, molasses, light soy sauce, roasted malts, charred wood and a malty sweetness from the toasted grains and perfectly blended coffee.

The feel is silky smooth and this hides the ABV masterfully, but hot damn I need to profess my love for how tasty the coffee flavors are....wow, delicious. Take the smell above and add in some black licorice, hints of peat moss, cocoa and/or cocoa powder, plus some minor piney notes and flavors that I get after sipping a dark roast Starbucks coffee. There’s a slight bitterness that adds to the experience and livens it up. Bravo.

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4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft @ 7 Monks in Traverse City

A - Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is coffee and roasted malts.

T - The taste is huge black coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate & dark fruits.

M - Full body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - This is definitely lives up to the hype. Coffee for days. Dangerously drinkable at 12% abv.

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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Draft in Pittsburgh
Looks pitch black with khaki thin head.
Smells sweet and rich and roasted.
Tastes like rich coffee with condensed milk and sugar in roasted malt base.
Fantastic, not over done.
Creamy mouthfeel.
Slow sipped.

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4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | 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 1,902 ratings