AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee
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
Ratings:
1,786
Reviews:
167
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
6.98%
 
 
Wants:
520
Gots:
290
For Trade:
30
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Photo of Duffman79
4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hobojungle
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avas
4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Destiney
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goblue30
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BT_Bobandy
4.01/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of goblue3509
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J10Jordan
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevinMc
4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.74/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Nova in Hudson, Wisconsin. 10 oz. serving in a chalice.

Appearance: Color is jet black. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very roasty and rich dark malt driven aroma with a scent of coffee beans and chocolate. Big upfront scent of Vietnamese coffee beans. Dark roasted malt notes of dark chocolate, toast, biscuit, caramel, nuts, and smoke with yeast. Sweet scent of molasses and vanilla. Subtle hints of dark fruit. A really great roasty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty and rich dark malt driven taste with notes of coffee beans and chocolate. Big upfront taste of roasted Vietnamese coffee beans. Dark roasted malt notes of dark chocolate, toast, smoke, biscuit, and nuts with yeast. Sweet taste of molasses and vanilla. Light undertones of dark fruit and tobacco. A really great taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nicely roasty and chewy. Very smooth for a 12% beer without feeling thin. Alcohol is hidden very well.

Overall: A really great Coffee Imperial Stout. Great Vietnamese bean and chocolate flavor with a perfect balance of roast bitterness and sweetness.

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Photo of AdrianC31
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Johng19751
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
3.41/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yields a coal black color with a huge, creamy dark brown head.

Smells of sweet cold brew coffee, lots of milk chocolate and just a little hint of roast. Molasses and spicy licorice mingle into this foundation, producing a milk chocolate powder aroma.

Has a thinner, velvet mouthfeel, with flavors ranging from sweet to dry, without a lot of nuances in between, tied together by a lower carbonation.

Tastes of rock sugar and hot chocolate, molasses, surprisingly thin on the palate, with a slowly evolving coffee dryness. Once the coffee takes over, this begins to taste interesting, bringing flavors of dried herbs, earth, wood bark and sugared espresso beans to the palate, pungent and harmonious. Finishes bitter, bready and rustic, with its initial silkness.

If it wasn't for the thin mouthfeel, with just a little more complexity to it, the beer could become mighty fine. As it stands, there is quite a bit unused potential to be found in here.

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Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SlothB77
4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth. Very solid. I preferred the coffee-forward mokasida better, tho.

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Photo of MTKATL
4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joh02034
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TRex_likes_beer
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spacecake9
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vietnamese Speedway Stout @ Iron & Glass in Romeoville IL
A - Pours black with a thick tan head.
S - Aroma is very muted, just a little coffee.
T - This might be the smoothest, least bitter coffee stout I've had. The coffee flavor, and a bit of chocolate, is perfectly integrated into the stout.
M - below average carbonation, above average thickness. Very smooth mouth feel.
O - This is an excellent, well balanced coffee stout.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a growler via The Growler Stop in Newtown served in a snifter.
This beefy beast pours an rich obsidian with a nice head of light brown
foam that settles to a thick ring, thin pool, and features nice sudsy lacing.
Nose of rich cocoa, decadent coffee, dark sweet malts, subtle char, sweet
booze, and subtle char notes. Flavors nail the WOW factor. Delicious
rich coffee notes coalesce with dark bakers chocolate and mild cream notes
awash in heavy booze and dark sweet malts to balance out the bakers chocolate
with touches of char. Excellent mouth feel; smooth as velvet, rich, subtle cream,
light carbonation, and a bitter malt and coffee aftertaste.

Overall-----I think I am in love.

Thanks to the Growler Stop for some decadent fresh beer!

Cheers

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.44 out of 5 based on 1,786 ratings.
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