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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Speedway Stout with cracked African and Sumatran coffee beans plus fresh espresso. First served at SDBW 2013, Speedway Grand Prix. Released in bottles in 2016.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3147) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2016
On tap @ CBC-16. Very dark brown with a medium tan head. Fruity and roasted tones. Malt, fruit,coffee and hops. Full body with a long bitter / sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (1339) - LUXEMBOURG - JUN 21, 2016
Pitch black with a small tan head, good lacings. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee/espresso, bitter chocolate, black toasted white bread with a light herbal note. Soft carbonation, smooth, full bodied. Roast malt and coffee flavours dominate. Lasting finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sask89 (507) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
Pours pitch black with a creamy mocha head. Slight coffee and chocolate scents, a little pepper and cinnamon notes. Taste is mildly sweet, dry, and cinnamon spicy. Full body, good carbonation, smooth and a little thick on the palate. Very good variant of the speedway stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
Draft - Nice sweet chocolate and mellow coffee. Jet black with a decent light brown head. Light chocolate and nice sweet dark coffee. A bit sweet but nice but not as good as the others they do.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2930) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
Fad. Kulsort øl. Duften er ekstrem sødlig kaffe. Masse fylde saft og kraft i denne dessert øl der ikke ligner den normale speedway da der ingen lakrids er i hverken smag eller duft. Dejlig øl.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1893) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Dark black. Oily head. Smells like coffee. Tastes like Coffee and espresso. A lighter roast. One of better coffee stouts ive had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (10833) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2016
Draught at Cafe Sara. Oily pour revealing a black coloured body under a stable fawn-coloured head. Clingy lacing. Espresso nose joined by dark chocolate malts. Strong coffee flavours supported by caramel, chocolate and a vanilla touch. Long-lived roasted coffee beans to the finish. Full bodied. Solid stuff (Oslo 16.06.2016).

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25587) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Pitch black colored with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, chocolate, coffee and fresh ground coffee. Roasted flavor of caramel, chocolate and coffee. Roasted finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2016
Draught @ CBC 2016, Yellow session, København
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, lots of coffee and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly warm, coffee and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
obguthr (5408) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Draft: Charcoal aroma, mild. Black, thin tan head. Chocolate syrup, tobacco, baker’s chocolate, walnut, marzipan. Full body, easy carbonation, warm but not boozy. Big, complex, nicely balanced. Wonderful layers of complexity. Digging it.


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