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AleSmith Speedway Stout (Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee)

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3171) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle - thanks roylefkowitz! Pours opaque black, large creamy dark brown head, dissipates very slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is rich espresso, roasted malts, ashes, chocolate. Flavor is coffee rich, mocha, roasty. Light sweet, medium bitter. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel. Not really getting much difference from the base, but still very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4385) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
bottle shared by/with boyz below. pours very dark brown with a very nice medium dark beige head showing good retention and lacing. sweet burnt nuts - sweet caramelized if not burnt pecans, precisely, booze, raisins, perfumey coffee and alcohol, bitter chocolate, pine, some ashes. low carbonation, medium body, harsh boozy-coffee-resinous finish. tasty but not really what i was hoping for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1823) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Pours jet black with low-medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, perfume. Taste is of roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, "hot", bitterness, some ashes, booze. Palate: Full bodied. Low carbonation. Overall: Pretty good. Heavy and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1336) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Pours a pitch black with a medium "roux" (orange-ish brown) head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is coffee beans, both green a roasted with some faint green pepper. Taste is really coffee-forward and moderately sweet. It is also nicely bitter while not being hoppy. Body was medium-full and mouthfeel slightly syrupy. Some alcohol but not feeling like a 12% brew. Overall a nice imperial stout but not the best Speedway I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2828) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). From Mykel, thanks! Black with a small/medium beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, green peppers and molasses. Taste is of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, green peppers, alcohol and roasted bitterness. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Fluffy mouthfeel. Not the best rendition of the Speedway Stout, but still quite tasty and well executed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3132) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle shared at tasting. Black pour with creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee, boozy notes, light molasses. Taste is bitter, lots of roasted coffee, with a solid sweet malty molasses backbone, coffee comes of really bitter though. Palate is rich, with silky carb. Really nice beer, but I prefer regular Speedway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted and sweet coffee aromas. Some chocolate and sweet coffee flavors, some roasty tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (528) - Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2014 750-mL bottle. Bitter chocolate and heavy dark coffee highlight the aroma along with cocoa powder, hints of anise, and loamy and peaty soil. Pours flat black with coffee-brown highlights. Rich dark chocolate dominates the taste early with bitter coffee emerges along with a light chile spice and a brief hint of allspice in front of a malty, roasty backbone. Heavy body with an earthy coffee finish. The quality of coffee really comes through in this beer, but I still prefer the Vietnamese Speedway.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slowrunner77 (2307) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
A smoother (if possible) and more coffee forward version of one of my all-time favorite beers. I was unfamiliar with Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee before this came out, but damn...it’s the real deal. "Typical" engine oil pour. Fantastic aroma - more coffee but still well balanced, with roasted malt, chocolate, slightly bitter hops. The feel is otherwordly...can’t get better than this. And the flavor is just about prefect as well. Hands down better than Speedway? Can’t say that. but having variations of a favorite is awesome, and this one is very very worthy. 4.7-4.8. Best beer of a very busy 2014 so far, and matches the best from 2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma and flavor are fairly straightforward, but they are both very enjoyable. I get a ton of both chocolate and coffee, with the coffee done very well. There is also some roasted malt, but the coffee notes are really what stands out. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Speedway is always a good beer, and this version of it is no different.

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