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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Kopi Luwak

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Barrel Aged Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout is our award winning year round Speedway Stout with Kopi Luwak Coffee that has been matured in premium bourbon barrels. Considered one of the world’s most expensive and rare coffee varieties, the beans are specifically selected for their ripeness and quality by the civet, a small jungle marsupial that feeds of the fruit of the coffee cherry. Good to the last dropping!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
From notes. Bottle share courtesy of Bytemesis. Thank you! Overall, very balanced, with well-integrated flavors. Aromas of dusty earth, earthy soil, dark chocolate, dusty coco, coffee and vanilla. Flavors of rich chocolate and caramel, with a loonggg, fairly bitter, finish. Bourbon flavors are not as pronounced as I expected, yet well very well integrated. Very complex, yet subtle and strong. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ataraxia (492) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Opaque black, thin cappuccino head. Sweet aroma of espresso, silky vanilla, soft caramel, rich chocolate, and hints of marshmallow. Taste is a blend of bittersweet flavors. Slick, smooth, and coats the inside of your mouth. A smidgen too lively in carbonation and full-bodied. Mild to moderate booziness and a long, black coffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (6727) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle with thanks to Cocoapuph! Pours opaque black with a small tan head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Aroma is pretty strong espresso, roast, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Light plus sweet and only lightly bitter, with light woody astringency. Full bodied and rich. Fairly hot, but otherwise a very good blend of stout and barrel that clearly exceeds the original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pitch black, brown foam. Rich chocolate smell tempered with a little coffee. Cherry, bourbon barrel notes. Amazing flavor. Bourbon cherry, alcohol, roast, coffee, bitter. So much better than the regular BA speedway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Shared by High Wine. Black body and thrown head. Aroma is weasel shit I guess. I mean its not coffee and it isn’t the smell that I will make tomorrow morning. But its not like anything else. So it must be coffee tinted rodent feces. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth but not heavy. Taste is not overly boozy or coffee. Not sweet either. Surprisingly well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle, thanks to high wine for sharing, pours black with off white head. Aroma of vanilla, hazelnut, green pepper, booze. Flavors of green pepper, vanilla, coconut, cherry, hot booze and wood, bit sharp, tannic. Med body. Meh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Pour is black with a thin mocha head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, oak, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is faint barrel char, vanilla and mostly coffee. Full bodied and decent carbonation. Another great Speedway!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerman6686 (6327) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2014
This one poured a very dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma was loads of coffee, milk chocolate, wood, Bourbon, and vanilla. Flavor was just as intense, loaded with chocolate and Bourbon and nice smooth coffee, never too hot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
750ml bottle. Thanks Ryan for sharing! Poured a black color with an off white head. Coffee, roast, vanilla, wood, bourbon, caramel, and chocolate. Another Speedway winner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pushkinwow (2569) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle opened up at the 2013 year end Ottawa tasting, can’t remember who I traded with for this one but thanks as the crew sure enjoyed it! Black with a generous brown head. The vanilla, bourbon and light oak help to mute to and balance the bold roasted malt and coffee flavours of the original, the bitter chocolate is still present, no anise, creamy alcoholic, moderate carbonation and full, silken body, bitter, tasty and delicious.

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