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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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - 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 (6525) - 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_ (4553) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
(Bottle) pours black with a brown head. The aroma holds bourbon up front with coffee and dark chocolate. Ones again, not that complex but perfect balance and the yummy factor is maximal. The flavour is near medium sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic. Bourbon, wood, vanilla, coconut, coffee, chocolate, fruits and balanced hops. The mouthfeel is soccer, valvety and smooth with a light carbonation. Complex, lingering finish. Near full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. big black beer. bourbon and coffee with the base beer just supporting. bordering on over the top but not quite there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ktwse (4094) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Pours black with deep tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, nuts, oak barrels, vanilla, molasses, very very nice! Taste is an onslaught of chocolate and vanilla, followed by light sweet licorice and coffee bitter finish that lasts for days. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation. My favorite Speedway Stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (3030) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Pours matte black almost black hole black with a very low tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, muscovado sugar, hazelnuts. Taste is bloody amazing: well integrated coffee tones, dark chocolate, muscovado, sugar, bourbon, slight nutty notes. Mouthfeel is silky smooth with almost no carbonation. Perfection in every way and amazingly well balanced!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (2178) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Poolaga. Poured thick with constant tan head. Aroma of strong vanilla extract sweet molasses lighter coffee that’s dark roasty. Very light carb med thick bod. Taste is light bitter roasty coffee, still pretty bourbon forward. Killer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (581) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Aged 1yr. Pours dark with a reddish hue underneath the ring of foam that hugs my glass. The head dissipated fast than I would have liked. The aroma is of sweet bourbon, sweet carmel candy, mild to medium intensity of roasted coffee, vanilla, chocolate, soft hints of dark fruit, and oak barrel scents. While tasting I get sweet bourbon, descent amounts of bitter roasted coffee, rich carmel malts, and a defined vanilla flavor. The finish is really balanced with a lasting semi dry booze taste with a fading sweetness that is overwhelmed by a moderate bitterness. Overall I really enjoyed this beverage.

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