Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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:
#123
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
1,860
pDev:
6.67%
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Ratings: 1,860 |  Reviews: 172
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.06/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Broadway Dive, served in a tulip glass in an 8 ounce pour.

Look, smell, taste, a whole lot of Speedway Stout. Less bitter perhaps? Not sure as it's been awhile. Got some sweetness and vanilla, but again, not sure how much that distinguishes this from the regular.

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Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.98/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Copalola1
3.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryant21
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm running out of ways to say how delicious the Speedway variants are! I might place this just a notch below the Kopi Luwak variant, but not by much. Can't wait to try more!

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Photo of Jkowch27
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jampics2
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobinLee
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpgrif2
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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 Angerhaus
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jsf14
4.87/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of steve032
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Stefko
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 Bottle
L: Onyx and deep jet black hues with a generous sandy/cinnamon head that provides ample lacing
S: Rich and decadent coffee on the nose with subdued hints of toffee and caramel
T: A huge requisite wave of complex dark roasted coffee subsides into welcomed bitter dark chocolate, hazelnut, and cocao notes that finishes with a mild espresso flare
F: Silky and moderately chewy mouthfeel - not quite as thick as BAVSS, but a healthy medium bodied mouthfeel with minimal carbonation
O: This is an excellent coffee stout. Despite being about 1.5 years old the coffee flavor profile is still robust and well integrated. Overall this was a pleasant Speedway variant and certainly a standout amongst coffee stouts.

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Photo of allenson21
4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sbrock22
4.93/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Takelon9
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Daveshek28
4.77/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of JNForsyth
4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 1,860 ratings