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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Brewer’s Blend: Vietnamese Coffee
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 4.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of Barrel Aged Speedway Stout and Speedway Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee and Lactose


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Served on tap at the AleSmith tasting room. The appearance is a typical deep black Speedway hue. Very thick body. The nose has that great creamy Vietnamese coffee to it with a full roast maltyness, chocolate, and some small barrel additions. The flavor follows suit. Very tasty coffee. A lot more creamy/lactose then the regular version. Dark chocolate and muted bourbon add to this tasty treat. Full creamy mouth with a bit of oaky drying. Yum!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (1187) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller bar. black as night with a dense dark tanned head.very nice coffee aroma with caramel, chocolate and roasted malts adding to the complexity. the taste is equally good. sweet malty, roasty and alot of coffee flavors. a whiff of alcohol as well. full bodied and softly carbonated.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
commonshawn (961) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Tap at stanleys at the blackout beer fest with commonmac. 6 oz pour. Black with nice tan head. Complex almost confusing aroma, sweet and bitter clashing a bit. Boozy nose too. Wow. Tastes amazing. Sweetness is perfect upon this pillow of stoutness. Finish only gets bitter at the very end. It’s basically as if great coffee was also a beer. This is one of the best stouts I’ve had.

4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
katrinaez (1086) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Light aroma hides really thick stout taste with just the right amount of coffee notes. A strong but not overwhelming 12%. Tap (and got the last one!)

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trapped (2015) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 13, 2015
Draught @ Taproom no 307. Inky black with small tan spongy head, mocha aroma, bitter chocolate-coffee beans taste, full body, medium carbonation, long bitter mocha finish with alcohol undertones. Great stout!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PartyFowle (935) - - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slowrunner77 (9202) - 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!"

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2723) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Enjoyed at FWIBF 2014... Dark black in color with light tan head... Aroma of berries, vanilla, coffee... Flavor is spicy coffee, berries, vanilla, bourbon..... Amazingly good

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beertholomeus (1566) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
On draft at the Beer Baron. It pours a pitch black color with a gorgeous brown head. The aroma is roasted with dark chocolate, coffee and some lactose sweetness that sets it apart from regular Speedway. The flavor is sweet and roasted up front with dark chocolate, coffee and some more mild milk sugars before a surprisingly dry, roasted finish. This is a big boy for sure, but surprisingly easy to drink. Very nice. Maybe a touch sweeter up front compared to the regular version, but the finish is still spectacular.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2375) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a nice jet black with off-white head. Coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, and some caramel malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more coffee and cocoa.


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