AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend with Vietnamese Coffee
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 4.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
A blend of Barrel Aged Speedway Stout and Speedway Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee and Lactose

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (985) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
From a tap, very dark brown in color, strong coffee aroma, Strong coffee note then Chocolate, great beer stronger coffee note than the normal speedway stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2012
A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of coffee, vanilla, dark fruits. The taste of coffee with vanilla, dark fruits with chocolate notes and hints of alcohol. The aftertaste is sweet has vanilla, coffee and some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyJ (5078) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Black pour with a nice tan head. Chocolate, smooth sweetness, vanilla, light to moderate bourbon oak barrel character, roast, and tons of fresh ground coffee. I love the Vietnamese coffee blend, very smooth and flavorful, it almost gives me a subtle fruitiness. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a spare tan head. Aroma of graham cracker, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and wood. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, wood, molasses, some green pepper, and chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
First beer on the RBSG bus. Multiple pours. Damn what a beer. Nearly black with a nice brown head. Aroma hits with loads of freshly roasted coffee, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, roasted malt, asphalt. Just delicious. The coffee hits strong and then gives way to a bourbon laced roast with chocolate. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2012
Draft on the RBSG 2012 bus. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty strong coffee aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty strong chocolate and coffee flavor with weak hints of wood. Has a roasted malty chocolate and strong chocolate finish with hints of wood and vanilla in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours a viscous black with a finger of brown head. Rich coffee aroma with plenty of milk and dark chocolate. Notes of vanilla and cream with some caramel sweetness, a bit of bourbon, roast, and oak. The flavor is quite decadent with tons of chocolate and vanilla flavors and even more coffee. A nice touch of cream and sugar with some oak, roasted malt, and molasses as well. Really excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (3117) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Draught on the RBSG bus. Opaque black liquid with small mocca/tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, fresh coffee, oak, bourbon, toasted marshmallows and licorice. Nice. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with lots of coffee and some dark chocolate and oak. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice stuff, good way to start the day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Thanks to Alesmith for providing this for RBSG 2012 and to t0rin0 for scoring . Lots of nice coffee aroma and flavor, it’s deadly smooth, an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2012
Draught on the RBSG bus. Great oily legs on black beer with a bit of lace. Nose of coffee, vanilla, wooden barrel, roasted malts. flavor got very nice as it opened up, with lots of vanilla from the barrel, coffee, chocolate, and roasty malts, and a bit of Coke. Very smooth and full. Lovely.

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