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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Kopi Luwak

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RATINGS: 204   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrob21 (3303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle shared with the crew. Big flavors here, vanilla, bit of wood, light coffee, bittersweet roasty malt. The coffee at this point seems a little faded and is only very faint far back on the palate. Smooth from start to finish. Bit of bourbon sweetness and a light alcohol bite on the back end. A lot going on but all working together really well in typical Alesmith Speedway fashion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2015
750 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of rich coffee, bourbon, oak, bitter dark chocolate. Taste is mildly bitter and sweet. Rich and smooth mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Top notch! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3145) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle at speedway tasting. Shared with 2 friends. Dark black pour with a small tanned head. Dark roasted coffee, sweet dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, deep dark fruits, red forest fruits, oak, vanilla, less roasted nuts compared to the ba Vietnamese. Less heat and spicy notes. Still Some alcohol burn. Hard to say wich one i like better. But i miss the roasted nuts in this one. But from the other Side i like this one better because there is less heat. Call it a draw

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (818) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
Thanks _angst_ for the trade here! Black with nice big dark foam head. Aroma is very subtle to the point of void - touch of dark malt. Taste is similar to bourbon barrel aged speedway but more subtle - tannins, oak, dark malt, then marshmallow as it warms (nice toasty quality here). Far from thin on the palate but not as full as straight up speedway. Overall, very nice but not great. Glad to have tried it though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blomster (285) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Baggio. Bourbon, coffee aroma. Chocolate cake, coffee, bourbon, near full bodied. Rich with a long pleasant finish. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
1 pt 9,4 fl oz bottle thanks to Dunbar72! Sampled on March 7, 2015.
Very dark brown to black color, dark brown head. Sweet, alcohol, coffee, green bell peppers scent. Coffee, alcohol, spicy, fruity taste. Chocolate, coffee aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Backlogged rating from RBSG 2014, many thanks to whom brought this, sorry I did not write it down: Anyway, deep near opaque hue with a short lasting head and minimal lace, nice oily tears. The coffee and bourbon work cohesively to bomb your face and palate. Vanilla, char, roast, bourbon and a hint of mocha to the rescue. The mouth feel is utterly smooth with just a bit of an ashy finish. Dangerously drinkable. This is SO MUCH BETTER than the non barreled Kopi Luwak version, no herbal or veggie notes here. This one is worthy of the hype!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (6315) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle, courtesy of _angst_. Black with beige head. Chocolate, coffee roasted malt aroma, slightly boozy. Very welll integrated bourbon and vanila notes Full bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry with slightly salty bitterness, a tad wood astringent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours black with a mocha head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, chocolate covered cherries, bourbon alcohol and soil. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter and malty with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasted coconut, moist soil, bourbon alcohol and hints of banana bread. Mouthfeel is soft, round, velvety, slightly boozy, tiny astringent and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut, dark chocolate, moist soil and hints of bourbon alcohol. Great balance between the barrel and base beer. Really damn tasty!

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