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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Photo of ead73
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Dadthew
2.71/5  rDev -39%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Strong, good, sweet.

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4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of JamFuel
4.71/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Himmeriget in Copenhagen.

Jet black with a light, brown head.

Excellent nose, bursting with coffee, chocolate and vanilla.

The taste is huge! Sweet and roasted, with so much coffee and chocolate it feels like I'm drinking a cake. Pretty much no alcohol, and some terrific vanilla notes in the finish.

Mouthfeel is just right, thick and oily, but not overly so.

Alesmth is my favorite brewery, and this is another great take on the Speedway. Huge in both smell and taste, it ticks every box I want a stout to tick. I want more....

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4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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