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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Speedway Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee and no Lactose


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcie (15) - - MAY 20, 2016
Tap. Completely opaque with a tan head, clearly transitioning into the beer itself. Aroma is lots of caramel, some coffee (and I mean real coffee, not espresso, but rather the whole package, with the crema, bitterness, all of it really), vanilla, some roasted malts. Taste is burnt caramel, coffee, chocolate, very intense and well layered. Alcohol warms the throat but is otherwise not noticeable. Definitely up there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5220) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2016
On tap @ Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen. Jet black body, small light beige head. Nose is caramel, coffee, vanilla, biscuits and hints of dark syrup, nougat and brown sugar. Taste is burnt sugar, espresso, cocoa, vanilla and hints of bitter herbs, dark syrup and brown sugar. Full body, medium carbonation. Very nice. Certainly better than both the regular and the Hammerhead, yet not up there with the Hawaian version.

4.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
djkatt (2) - - MAY 14, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016 Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends So far my favorite rendition of the Speedway Stout. Taste dominated by sweetness of burnt sugars, chocolate, coffee and maybe caramel. Tasted it earlier at under less controlled circumstances, but with time to enjoy and contemplate, it might be my favorite stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malin_aiisa (642) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Mikkeller bar Sark black, small off white head Aroma of chocolate and coffee Taste coffee bittersweet, strong taste of roasted malt. Chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guruhso (332) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
Tap at mikkeller. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Light boozy but lots of coffee. The flavours starts sweet but finish bitter with a long duration with roasted notes. The body is full and the texture is creamy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7654) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
From tap at Mikkeller Vik. It pours jet black with a dense and creamy beige head. The aroma is roasted malts and roasted coffee beans. Smooth roasted coffee flavor with a dick load of roasted malts. Some sweet chocolate. Awesome brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
willisread (2015) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle shared at Mechazilla event. Huge coffee coffee flavored nose with dark chocolate, fudge, caramel and berries. Average carbonation with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Some light creaminess on the palate, but not overly creamy. Nice big coffee flavors on the palate with a roasty cacao nib finish that is slightly oily. Some light berry that lingers on the finish. So smooth and easy drinking. Lovely.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (4755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2016
Pitch black. I actually get a lot of cinammon for some reason, tons of coffee that is super deep. Low carbonation, tons of coffee and dark chocolate, treacles, roasted malts and lactose. Super smooth and rich. Achol is so well integrated. Unbelievable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zer0 (1201) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Bottle shared at THT. Pours pitch black with a short lasting brown head. Aroma is huge mocha, chocolate, fudge, big coffee and some raspberry. Moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied and still huge chocolate and mocha. Incredible.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BucannonXC5 (1331) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2016
Type: 10-oz. draft Glass: Clear goblet From: Monkey Paw Brewing in San Diego, Calif. Price: $9.00 Purchased: April 6, 2016 Consumed: April 6, 2016 Misc.: N/A Drove out of my way after seeing Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Speedway Stout was on tap downtown at Monkey Paw. Turns out it was just the regular version. Still might have made the trip regardless. Really looking forward to this one as the taster I tried over the summer at AleSmith was really good. Poured a pitch black color with two fingers of dark, khaki tan, frothy head when I got it. Great amount of circular spiderwweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.25) Smelled dark espresso, toffee, caramel, chocolate milk, smooth coffee malts, dark chocolate and some cocoa. (Smell - 4.25) Tasted smooth chocolate, roasted coffee beans, so much smoother than the Kona variant, Mudslide cocktail, vanilla, dark espresso, chocolate milk, hot chocolate, cocoa syrup, caramel and toffee. Tasted nowhere near 12 percent alcohol. (Taste - 4.75) Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.50) This was just as good as I hoped with a full review. Can’t wait to try the barrel-aged version. Probably my favorite Speedway Stout variant, although I need to try a non-hot BBA version. (Overall - 4.50) 4.53 100 A+


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