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AleSmith Speedway Stout (Brewer’s Blend with Vietnamese Coffee)
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 4.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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A blend of Barrel Aged Speedway Stout and Speedway Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee and Lactose


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MOlsonNotBeer (1) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
Not necessarily a huge fan of stouts but, damn, this could be the best beer I ever had. The brewer/creator was standing at the bar next to me and I just had to share my love!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (9181) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"In a head to head with 5 Speedways (including the base which is one of the top beers on this site) this was the best! Barreling adds a level andsmooths things out compared to the non-BA vietnamese coffee blend, which was awesome, but in comparison tasted a little young and sweet. This was near perfection!"

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
On tap on the RBSG bus. Good way to start the day... Pours black with root beer edges and a fluffy light-brown head. Smells like brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Deep cookie dough, really vivid and very different from the garden variety Speedway. Flavor has elements of chocolate syrup and semisweet chocolate, along with a lovely toasted oaky note that dries out the finish. The coffee is strong and lends a solid bitterness. Really a fantastic beer, a hit in every aspect.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beertholomeus (822) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, soy sauce, cream, vanilla and more chocolate aroma and flavors. Full body and average carbonation with a chocolate and coffee finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (874) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jredmond (5451) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Draft at Alesmith Tasting room with Linh months and months back. Pours a deep black body with huge foamy mocha head. Aroma is super rich coffee and noticeably different from the regular Speedway Stout (very lucky to be able to sample these back to back.) Mouthfeel is incredibly smoother with rich notes of chocolate, coffee, dark espresso, spice and syrup. Awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Very good, kind of boozy, but still very good. It’s smooth and very sweet, has a lot of chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut. Can taste the coffee and a little bourbon as well. Smells of chocolate and vanilla. Finish is long and lingering and very satisfying.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PartyFowle (42) - - OCT 12, 2014
So rich! Milk, cream, coffee, vanilla. Bourbon is kept in check. Coffee-sharp finish. A smooth, sweet blend. This was enjoyed at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational and may have been the best beer at the fest.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
From tap on the RBSG bus. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, coffee, light wooden and dense coffee. Bitter, crisp hoppy and looads of coffee. Smooth dark malty and lingering coffee.


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