Alesmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend With 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): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of Barrel Aged Speedway Stout and Speedway Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee and Lactose

Added by womencantsail on 08-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
103
Avg:
4.63
pDev:
6.48%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 103
Reviews by CAMRAhardliner:
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this ambrosia on tap and the (surprisingly small) brewery two weeks ago. This is from notes.

Pours inky, oily, pure black. The dark brown head lasts forever and coats the glass in sheets of foam. The aroma is of decadent milk chocolate, loads of roasty malts, astringent cocoa, earthy coffee beans and a piney bitter background. A lot going on there. The taste is like a Mochaccino - Sweet, chocolatey flavors with a fresh roasted, spicy, acidic coffee flavor. Like a milkshake with fine coffee added. The mouthfeel is super thick with a light carbonation. Hop and dark malt bitterness mixes with the milk chocolate sweetness in the long finish. Alcohol is shockingly well hidden for 12% (according to the tap list).

This is a sublime Imperial Stout. So balanced and nuanced, sweet but the opposite side of cloying. Coffee flavors are perfect. Roastyness is perfect. A good hop character to balance the malt-fest. This is a must try. Impeccable.

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.19/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into snifter; midest carbonation with little head. Coffee-Coffee-Coffee with malts. Full body that clings to palate! Chocolate is balanced in there with the coffee and is rich flavored. I appreciate CC and Terrapin brews but this was too sweet .

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Alesmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend With Vietnamese Coffee from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.63 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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