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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
AleSmith Brewing Company and Mostra Coffee are excited to announce our collaboration for AleSmith’s next single varietal Speedway Stout. Local coffee roaster, Mostra Coffee, has carefully roasted and cold brewed Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee beans to complement our award winning Speedway Stout. Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee beans are grown in the fertile soil of some of the highest Caribbean peaks, making it one of the most prized gourmet coffees in the world. This rare coffee uses lightly roasted Arabica beans to create a subtle acidity and well-balanced chocolaty finish. Thanks to Mosta’s diligent work, these 100% Blue Mountain beans were sourced from the renowned Mavis Bank Coffee Factory in Jamaica.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (2187) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle not sure if i got in atrade or not, but if i did many thanks to who sent this to me. Pours the part of any ris. Light oproasted coffee nose. Taste has some sweetness from chocolate, light roasted coffee. Lots of chocolate cremesicle vibes. Medium body, slight drying finish that lingers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (1056) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
750 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a viscous, oily black with a thin medium khaki colored head and a good small bit of lace. The aroma is dominated by coffee. Beautiful roasted coffee in front of a nice malt and a small amount of chocolate. There is a light alcohol on the back end. The flavor is again dominated by roasted coffee. There is as mall but of malt and chocolate before a hint of vanilla. The coffee is so heavy it really drowns everything else out. The alcohol poles through on the back end to let you know it's a heavy hitter. The mouth feel is a light, which blows me away. The carbonation is soft, but doesn't help its chewiness. The aftertaste is lingeringly roasty coffee and a light alcohol burn. Beautiful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (423) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is wonderful coffee, cocoa, roasted malt. Appearance is black, thick pour, khaki head, viscous. Taste is wonderful. Coffee, tons of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, nice and bitter. Mouthfeel is a little light, not as thick as it should be, but good carbonation otherwise. Overall, very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smell and taste of coffee grounds. Bitter with some alcohol burn. Maybe a slight alcohol taste but it is masked by coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2342) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Dark black in color... Aroma of roasted malts, dark nuts, earthy coffee, vanilla... Sweet malts, nutty and earthy coffee, light bitterness, low acidity... Really drinkable, just like the actual coffee ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6491) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 75cl bottle from a trade @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2015-207) Thanks to bigmanlavos (I think?) for the trade!

Clear dark brown to black beer, irregular creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit of coffee, roasted, some bitter touch, dried fruits, red sour berries. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: roasted, caramel, mocha, some coffee, charcoal. Aftertaste: caramel, bit sugary, vanilla touch, roasted coffee, bitter, hoppy touch, some charcoal, alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Thanks PeteinSD! Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is rich coffee, roasted malt. Taste is rich roasted coffee, dark roasted malt, creamy finish, acidic, thick and chewy. Great lacing shown on each sip. The favors improve as it warms. Very tasty, very long lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1514) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Feb. 14 bottle in Feb. 15. Just got it from westmeister. Thanks, West. Slightly thin dark black brown for a big imperial, but consistent with other Speedways. Nose of rich dark chocolate and dark and burnt malts. Flavors of dark brown sugar, bitter, but smooth dark roast coffee and malts, rich cold press and hot coffee elements, creamy milk chocolate aspects. Tasty and with a kick. Going on memory I preferred the Vietnamese version but also had that much fresher than this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (5552) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Thanks to tderoeck! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. Blackish, small mocha head. Nose is huge coffee, real coffee & not the usual, this makes me think of coffee stuff, mocha, light vanilla. Taste is lots of filter coffee of good quality but with a definite green paprika taste to it, leading me to believe that there is some age on this, coffee, bitter grounds, chocolate,..; Grainy & sludgy coffee feel to it. This is too old I think, the coffee is already developing a green paprika quality to it. I don’t recall seeing a date on the bottle. Decent still.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1144) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle at RBBWG shared by tderoeck. Some coffee, vegetal, espresso, chocolate, vanilla. Quite dissapointed by this one. Expected much, much more.

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