Alesmith Speedway Stout - Brewer's Blend With Vietnamese Coffee | AleSmith Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States

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.

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Reviews by pmarlowe:
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4.62/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery.

A: Impenetrable brown, darkish film of brown head which recedes to a ring and some swirls layered on the surface of the beer. The head is very nice looking, like espresso.

S: Oak and vanilla are quite noticeable but still on the subtle end. The Vietnamese coffee smells phenomenal. Sooo good. Lots of chocolate and coffee, rich flavor without being cloying or over the top as some coffee beers are.

T: Barrel, vanilla, oak, bourbon are way subdued, almost hard to pick out over the rich Vietnamese base. Some nice red fruit as well, a welcome addition for balance. Masks the alcohol much better than the regular Brewer's Blend.

M: Medium carbonation and full body. The carbonation adds a velvet smooth mouthfeel to the full body. Leaves a little sticky residue on your lips.

O: A bit more barrel would have elevated this to sublime, but the lack of it does no harm to an already excellent Speedway variation.

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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
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