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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   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!


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1394) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with a large, expresso dark tan head. Very nice aroma is semi-hot bourbon, vanilla, light coconut, smooth and rich chocolate, and a nice and even, lightly roasted coffee presence although it falls behind both the bourbon and the chocolate. The front of the taste has the bourbon toned down and presents with very dry, almost bitter chocolate and roasted coffee and the back end gives way to the hotter aspects of the bourbon with vanilla and spicy alcohol. Mouthfeel is on the light side but very clean and almost dry. Very good beer although I don’t believe it improves on the original kopi, which has a much heavier coffee influence in both the aroma and flavor, the base speedway (an overall more complex beer as the darker fruit notes contrast with the chocolate and coffee), or even barrel aged speedway which, based on my recollection, presents as smoother and more balanced. Certainly worth a try just the same.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2223) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ktwse (2168) - SWEDEN - 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!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (1558) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (1213) - Chicago, Illinois, 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (446) - 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.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
Mörk choklad i doften. Flytande choklad i perfekt balans med bourbon. Balans och världsklass, som så ofta med detta bryggeri. Sitter helt perfekt. Tack till Andreas.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2409) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, wood, chocolate and light toffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of vanilla, coffee and bourbon. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really, really good. Wonderful aroma.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hapjydeuce (950) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Backlogged rating. The empty bottle is still sitting on my shelf of rare beers in the living room curio. Direct from the brewery via online pre-order. A fantastic beer in every sense; I’ve been lucky enough to try two bottles of this but yet to experience it on draft. Same fantastic oaky, bourbon-soaked coffee and chocolate aroma that follows suit with the flavor. The coffee bitterness in the flavor is much more mellow than the regular barrel-aged version. Sweet charred brown sugar, firewood, chocolate cherry and maple syrup blended in the flavor. Super smooth, velvety mouth-feel. Warming alcohol finish that rounds it all out. With a few years of age and less heat, this would be my only "5". All around a world-class imperial stout that Alesmith, yet again, has taken to a whole other level. God damn I am lucky to live in San Diego.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours black with a beige-brown head. Aroma is port wine, coffee, raisins, roasted hazelnut, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, wood, liquor, hazelnut, roast. Finish is coffee, dark chocolate, liquor, bourbon, port wine. Lingering coffee and booze. Medium to full body, soft, velvety mouthfeel. Weak carbonation. Very awesome impy stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (3697) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour thanks Phil. Black pour with tan head. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, barrel, bourbon oak, chocolate and coffee flavors.


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