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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3297) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Bottle 750ml. [Editing this rating as I just had this beer again, and it was better than what I remembered/rated (improving score).] Pours black with low brown head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of coffee, caramel, sugar, roasted malt, bourbon, porto, alcohol, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, bourbon, porto, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, bitterness, caramel, toffee. Palate: Full bodied. Sticky, oily. Overall: Very nice barrel action. Sweet, but somewhat balanced. Lots of alcohol in there. Nice porto features.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a deep black with minimal brown head. Aroma is nicely balance between the dessert bourbon and malt notes (chocolate, vanilla, coconut) and the kopi roastiness and vegetal aspects. Nice complexity. Taste is bourbon, chocolate but also very vegetal, roasty and somewhat spicy from the Kopi. Full bodied with med-low carbonation. The barrel treatment attenuate the Kopi effect, it remains a little harsh. Inferior to the regular coffee Speedways, but still a good imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dpaquet (419) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle shared by Tommy, thanks a lot! Pour is pitch black with small beige head and little lacing. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, oak, chocolate, green(kind of vegetal and grassy mix). Taste is bourbon, coffee, sweet, booze. Full body and soft carbonation. A LOT better than regular koppi (wich a i struggled to finish my glass).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (5388) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Bottle (750 ml). Bottle for vissai, thanks! Pitch black with a small quickly dissipating, but somewhat easy to revive, brown head and little lacing. Aroma is complex with bourbon, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak, spices light green notes and fruits notes. Taste is moderately sweet with bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, oak, light vanilla, spices, hints of fruits and green notes. Light warming. Full bodied. Low to moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy mouthfeel, but not nearly as much as the regular Speedway. A tad oily too. So much better than the regular Kopi Speedway and a really good use of bourbon barrel. This is not my favorite Speedway treatment (I prefer the regular, the BA Speedway and the Vietnamese), but it’s only because the other are so amazing. Really complex. Well balanced. Delicious! EDIT: Tasted again one year later and the beer hasn’t changed at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
From a 750ml bottle. Poured a rich and stark black color, like silky oil, nice small brown head. Aroma was rich, creamy chocolates, light sweet coffee, bourboun. Flavor was smooth chocolate bourbon, brandy notes. Quite a solid brew. Alcohol is completely hidden in this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
I stopped rating beers out of order to rate something special for a milestone rating a while ago, but #4000 is a pretty big deal, right? Bottle shared by my very good and very generous friend Kurt during his birthday celebration. Pitch black in color with a thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, brandy and coffee. Flavor starts with bourbon, then moves to chocolate, vanilla and oak before a smooth, bitter coffee finish. Truly amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2013
This is a nearly flawless beer. Aroma is coffee, bourbon, vanilla, toasted coconut, light soy, bakers chocolate, brownie batter. Taste is rich and smooth without being too sweet. Tons of rich chocolate and toasted coconut and cinnamon with the perfect barrel character. This may be the most well executed barrel aging Ive ever had. The barrel notes are present without being the centerpiece or without being overpowering. Perfect compliment to the beer. This is by far better then the regular BA Speedway.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Yes I did it, 4.7 this is magical, perfect barrel aging and such smooth coffee flavors, Christ this is amazing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Art (3151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2013
I can’t remember who I traded with for this one but thank you very much! I can’t honestly say this is much different than the regular BA Speedway. I wish I was able to do all 4 at once but I would have been a bit smashed at that point. I thought I was able to detect some additional sweetness in the standard Kopi Speedway. Here the bourbon adds a ton of sweetness so I just can tell. This beer is still amazing and I’d love to do a side by side with BA Speedway sometime.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
reggiedunlop (3671) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
pours deep brown with a thin mocha head. aroma has nice toasted coconut, plenty of oak and roast...mild bourbon and coffee. flavor follows suit...sweetness up front...toasted coconut is great...coffee and a bit of dark chocolate...oak and bourbon wihtout booze creeping in for great balance...lots of oak. mouthfeel is medium and the finish is toasty coffee/coconut bourbon and warms softly.

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