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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Black with smal beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, liquorice, hops, oak, wood and thick.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering. Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, lovely coffee, wood, chocolate, licorice and hops. Nice dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
6th August 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Big thanks to Paul for this moby dick. Opaque dark brown - black beer. Big paleish tan head. Softish palate, airy and a little dry. Mild fine carbonation. Rich malt, slightly bitter and with a touch of licorice. Mild spice. Intense coffee, somewhat bitter. Touch of barrel induced paint. Mellow dark fruits. Finishes smooth and dry. Rich but a touch harsh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2013

Bottle 750ml. @ Sour & Bitter #2, Festsalen, Store Kannikestræde 19, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, coffee, strong coffee, dusty coffee, wood - oak, alcohol, coffee. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, coffee, alcohol, vanilla. Body is medium, texture is oily - smooth, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130502]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2113) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
750ml bottle at a tasting with JulienHuxley, Minderbinder, HoppyPocket and Tom10101. Bottle thanks o either one of those fine gents.
Appearance : Deep black with small head.
Aroma : Bourbon and vanilla with big coffee.
Taste : Vanilla and bourbon with piny hops. Pretty powerful coffee notes. Slightly green vegetal coffee. Fairly complex.
Overall : Big bold imperial stout. Quite a lot of bourbon and coffee. Nicely complex but could use a bit more balance. I think half and half blend with regular speedway could have been interesting to do. Still an interesting brew !

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee, and a touch of maple syrup. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head. The flavor starts with chocolate, molasses, and caramel. The finish has vanilla, bourbon, light maple syrup, and faint oak. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. Overall, one of the few that lives up to the hype.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle for rating #5100:   Black, strong deep brownish sudsy frothy head, decent lacing.   Big sweet roasted malt and bourbony nose.   Sweet bourbon like roasted malt nose.   A bit of a bruiser, noticeable alcohol.   Huge sweet graham cracker, dark chocolate, and roasted malts on the tongue.   Very smooth, and very decadent.   Coffee and bourbon notes are present, but moderate.   Strong roast, sweet graham cracker, and alcohol.   This one is very much an Imperial Stout with very tasty aspects of bourbon and rich graham cracker.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Bright bourbon and roasted malt finish.   Very minor coffee on the finish.   Odd, considering this is a Coffee centered Imperial Stout, aged on Bourbon.   Lingering bourbon, roasted malts, vanilla, graham cracker, and heat!   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   While not feeling too heavy, its roasty, bourbony, and coffee like.   Fairly tasty, but top 50?   After Morning Delight, I have my doubts.   Good, but not stellar.   Big coffee and bourbon notes, bourbon too.   Did I mention bourbon?   By most standards, a very good Imperial Stout.   Thanks to mashmaster for the bottle!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle shared at Jack’s Farwell Tasting, massive thanks to Paolo for unearthing a top draw Impy want, 06/08/13. Mid black with a big dirty tan head that retains well - this chap indeed looks ’the bollocks’! Nose is roast malt forward, dark chocolate, coffee, dark malts, toffee. Taste comprises light boozey tones, dark chocolate, subtle coffee notes, oak, bourbonic tones, earthy, light minerals. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light warming booze in the finish. Great stuff - a decadent impy for sure, the alcohol was very well integrated. My only grumble - I’d have liked a touch more coffee as I do enjoy a good coffee blast, but I can see why this one is so highly rated in that the subtleness of the Kopi Luwak will win over those not ordinarily a fan of coffee in beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
750mL bottle . black with a tan head, fair retention. A little hot in flavor, lots of roast malt, wood and some vanilla. Bitterness peaked at a 3, semi-dry. Very good, but hard to differentiate from regular ba speedway.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (6138) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle via trade, shared at Jack’s farewell tasting. It pours black with a medium tan head. The nose is earth, rich-roast, coffee, vanilla, toasted coconut, sweet lactose, creamy and rocky road. The taste is roasty, earth, plenty of coffee, cocoa, fudge, light toast, charred wood, tablet, caramel, chocolate powder and dark fruit. Full body, moderate carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Damn tasty and dangerously drinkable. A well-crafted brew indeed.


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