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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee

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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Speedway Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee and no Lactose

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (5969) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Wonderful stuff. Lots of coffee, vanilla, big roast, and dark chocolate. Pours black with great head and lacing. Touch of nut. Bitter finish with hint of caramel and touch of booze. Tap at Armsby Abbey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (368) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Tap at France 44. Dark brown pour with finger of brown head. Aroma is sweet with some coffee and vanilla. Very dense and rich flavor with roasted bitter coffee at the end. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
charlotte (4953) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2015
Tap.Black colour with large beige head.Aroma is roasted and creamy of coffee and coca,smooth vanilla note and lactose aswell,good full body and nice long taste of dried fruits and coffee,oily texture and smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2351) - DENMARK - NOV 26, 2015
Keg. Black with a medium sized light brown head. Lots of vanilla, light sharp alcohol, coffee, roasted malt, cocoa beans. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. I like the flavours, but it is a bit rough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11067) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2015
Draught. Pitch black coloured. Dense Brown head. Aroma. Dense coffee, roast, chocolate, herbs, light liqourice. Flavour. Coffee roast? Herbs, chocolate spice vanilla molasses, full bodied. Ends roasted bitter and coffee dense

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2015
On tap at Dark Horse in Lowertown St. Paul with blonderedhead. 12 oz pour. Dark brown with a quarter finger tannish head. Aroma is not as coffee forward as you would expect but it’s definitely there. Working with a blend of chocolate and minor peat bourbon notes on the nose. Taste is a really nice initial dose of chocolate and hazelnut with the ever present coffee characteristics coming through. The mouthfeel is tremendous...smooth and silky almost like a chocolate milk stout quality. Aftertaste is typical coffee stout with a healthy bitterness. Awesome to see a bar in town carry this beer. Not my favorite style but really appreciate the effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1913) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2015
On tap at Republic, pours a dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Mild overall aroma of coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate, and light dark fruits. Taste of bitter dark bakers chocolate and cocoa powder, light coffee and dark fruits, finishing with a big punch of alcohol and more bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (694) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
Merci à Lussier pour le partage que je découvre le lendemain de la déclinaison bourbon cette même variante. La bière est noire et opaque. Celle-ci est surmontée d?une tête bien mousseuse formée de magnifiques bulles bien aérées et duveteuses. Par la suite, l?ensemble me paraît mal défini. Je note un café estompé, un peu fade et même fatigué. L?alcool me paraît très présent et les saveurs, comme les arômes olfactives, bien insignifiantes. Un café bien sûr et un chocolat peu sucré. Sans véritable amertume ni torréfaction. Bref ça ne goûte presque rien. Disons que dans l?ensemble, la Speedway bourbon qui a immédiatement suivi cette bière m?a rapidement fait oublier la déception causée par cette bouteille décevante...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (3886) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2015
On tap at Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Pitch black with a beige head. Roasty aroma with lots of dark, bitter chocolate, fresh coffee, some dark fruits, hints of wood and vanilla. Medium sweet with quite intense roasty flavours, very chocolaty with a fairly dry finish. Seems balanced somehow and the high alcohol is not too obvious. Tasty and dessert imperial stout - quite delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Draft at Burgundian. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that lasts for quite a while. Big nose, quite sweet, lots of dark chocolate and milk chocolate and roasty malt sugars, but by far predominated by a large wallop of sweet coffee and condensed milk type notes. Really smells like a good haymaker of a vietnamese coffee. Creamy thick body, almost sticky, soft carb. Sweet chocolates, roasty notes, and dark coffee on the mid palate, also holding sweet condensed milk. Long sweetish finish.

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