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:
1,772
Reviews:
163
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
6.98%
 
 
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520
Gots:
291
For Trade:
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Photo of carmike813
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SteveD082791
4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thomda11
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danh53
4.17/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Chocolate, roasted coffee, some dark fruit. body is dialed in with a nice medium feel that is substantial yet drinkable. Coffee is not bitter at all and the booze is barely noticeable. Excellent beer. Can't wait to try the barrel aged version.

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Photo of JayGreezy
4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mock_in
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WadeBridgman
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattXT
4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of beefbucket
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragnar3
4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap, poured into a snifter. Extremely well balanced coffee, coupled with chocolate notes and a hint of vanilla. Substantially better than the base Speedway Stout.

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Photo of dbc5
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First had 2/25/17 at Strange Brew for their event 'Stouterday'. Very dark in color, no head or really any carbonation at all. Little to no smell, flavor is smooth dark malts, bitter and creamy coffee, and chocolate. Had after their Mokasida, will most definitely seek this out again.

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Photo of Travitten
4.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shareallthebeer
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cnjosephson15
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeeL
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2015 vintage, poured warm-isa (50 deg or so), tasted in tulip glass.

L: dark brown/black, mocha colored head that stuck around a bit then slowly faded.
S: Holy sh#*, I wish they made perfume that smelled like this. I'd buy it for my wife. Actually, probably a good thing they don't.
T: Indescribable. A little boozy (I put the bottle back in the fridge for round 2 and that helped a little), coffee was pronounced but not overdone. A very nice example of the style.
F: Creamy, not over carbonated but there was some carbonation there (not so much that you felt it, but it was there)
O: I want more. Gotta find a trade.

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

Using the spicy, earthy and robust delight of Vietnamese coffee, the intense yearly stout of AleSmith sees greater heights.

Vietnamese Coffee infused Speedway Stout pours much like any other in the series- with a jet black opaqueness and with a creamy mocha froth. Its scent however is bolder than ever with the strong overtones of dark roast coffee along with the same molasses, dark chocolate and natural coffee character that's common to the standard stout. Burnt marshmallows and espresso roll onto the tongue as its roasty cream, chocolate, coffee and black walnut maltiness intimidates the senses with the very first sip.

The middle palate shows more of a coffee balanced tilt as the malt sweetness slowly lifts and the coffee and roasted grain character starts to saturate the tastebuds fully. Creamy roast borrows a silkiness from heavy whipping cream with hints of vanilla and smoky char. Earthiness of coffee presents a spicy soil character similar to turkish coffee and black pepper. Baker's chocolate and walnut offer a brownie-like taste even as the finish comes in drier and toastier than initially thought.

Full bodied, lavish and full, the beer's creamy upstart is broken on the finish with the spice and earth of coffee along with the sharp alcohol warmth and a certain roast derived astringency- all helping to dry the palate and create a sense of drinkability beyond relegating the stout as only a sipping after dinner beer.

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Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love the base beer and the coffee takes it up a notch. Not sure the age, but probably a little too long on the age. Coffee is probably better fresh in this beer

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Photo of Markyg21
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.44 out of 5 based on 1,772 ratings.
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