AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak (Bourbon Barrel-Aged) | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 10-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
485
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.44
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
472
Gots:
76
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 485 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Can_has_beer
4.92/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Raziel313
4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KT123
4.52/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of legalpete19340
5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brewskifan55
4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass. Thanks, Shannon.

A: Black as night with a thin tan half finger head that quickly dissipated.

S: Light coffee, bourbon, vanilla and toasty caramel.

T: Bourbon and coffee intermingle with caramel, chocolate and toasty oak. Big, boozy and bold.

M: Medium to heavy with heavy, chewy carbonation.

O: A taste bomb that gets even better as it warms. Glad I got to try this retired master.

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dar482
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer hits of coconut, vanilla, coffee bitterness, charred oak and burnt caramel notes with a smooth bitterness. Having it in a tasting with the other variants, it is somewhere in between the decadence of BA Vietnamese and the fruitiness of the coffee in the base Speedway.

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

From 11/28/15 notes. Had at our Mega-Speedway tasting.

Pours a dark black, with a few dark tan bubbles and no carbonation. Less head and carb than the others. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee grinds, clay...seems oxidized for sure. Thick body and low carbonation.

Overall still a good beer but has not held up quite as well as other variants...wouldn't trade for this one considering what it demands.

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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

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

This beer was a perfect combination of chocolate & coffee richness in the form of liquid dessert. Easily my favorite version of their barrel aged speedways, a perfect beer

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Photo of antoines15
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dataylor21
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.79/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HOPSareKey
4.03/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge improvement over the regular version. This is why ba beer is ba.

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Photo of Zaphog
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkJC1018
4.86/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of closisinthehouse
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eternal218
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.44 out of 5 based on 485 ratings.
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