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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured jet black with a thin forming head. This was some epic stuff and another great one in the books for the Speedway variants. Intense coffee complimented but thick, luscious barrel character. Vanilla, toffee sugars, whiskey-soaked oak, and dense, rich coffee all worked beautifully here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (602) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle - Pours a thick black w/ tan head. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, and coffee in the nose. The taste is coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and creamy. Damn Good!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (3067) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 11, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2014 At a tasting, thanks DSG, small creamy head, very dark brown to black colour, , aroma of prunes, vanila and coconut with some almonds and coffee, flavour of dried fruits, roasted coffee, dark chocolate and chocolate liquor and some nuts. Nice but the barrel character is much too strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Solid BA stout. Nice coffee aroma and flavor and not a ton of heat from the barrels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (2395) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
decent, though nothing id get again. not really super exciting compared to the regular version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks troganmi for this bottle! Black with a foamy light brown head. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, vanilla, a bit of coconut, dark fruits and dark chocolate. Bittersweet flavor, liqueuer-like, with roast, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, raisins, prunes and a bitterish, slightly alcoholic and slightly vinous finish. Full rounded mouthfeel. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma with woody bourbon and chocolate hints. Roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate and coffee flavor with hints of dark fruit and licorice. Roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate and coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle shared at the GTMW ticket line, pours pitch black with a very thin light brown head, the aroma is pretty nice, good amount of bourbon, vanilla and chocolate all mixed together, the coffee is fairly subtle but still nice, the flavor has a nice roasty front end with quite a bit of coffee and then some bourbon and oak in the finish, comes together nicely, abv is pretty well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2014
On tap at the brewery 05/10/14. I’m not sure I got the right beer, but this was NOT smooth and easy to drink. The Kopi Luwak coffee adds a distinctive acidity to the chocolate roast and strong bourbon. Dried fruits are not enough to counter the alcohol dryness. I’ll have to rate this again next year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1859) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 10, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Ara is very balanced with quite a bit of chocolate and roast, but with complimentary medium light coffee notes and medium barrel character adding notes of bourbon and vanilla. Pours black with a thick mocha head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges where it lingers. Faint lacing and fairly long legs. Flavor has a nice medium roast note with moderate coffee character. Medium barrel notes with some light vanilla. Moderate chocolate character with some medium light bitterness and medium alcohol spice in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium full to full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall a really nice barrel aged coffee stout with balanced notes of coffee, bourbon and the base beer. Nice vanilla and bourbon notes with a good coffee character.

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