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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
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Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout is our award winning year round Speedway Stout with Kopi Luwak Coffee. Considered on of the world’s most expensive and rare coffee varieties, the beans are specifically selected for their ripeness and quality by the civet, a small jungle marsupial that feeds of the fruit of the coffee cherry. Expertly roasted by San Diego’s Ryan Bros. Cofee leads to an extremely aromatic and excetionally smooth final product that complements Speedway Stout exceptionally well! Good to the last Dropping!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkwood04 (3403) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2013
750ml bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of strong coffee, a lot of roasted malts, some chocolate, a little dough, and some light bitterness. Flavor very, very strong of coffee with a good Imperial stout under it. Smooth texture. A great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (679) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle, shared by Matt -- Thanks! Start with Speedway, modified as follows: Coffee in aroma is the Kopi Luwak variety (c.f. Beer Geek Brunch Weasel); also some metallic notes, bakers chocolate, chalk. Full body, slick texture, the usual. Taste brings in some ash. Bitterness on the finish is far less than expected for how much coffee there is in this, but I guess that’s the hallmark of this variety of ethically questionable coffee.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Loads of coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. Very awesome. Been wanting to try this for a while.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (524) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pours black with mocha head. Nose is rich coffee beans, vanilla beans, good creamy roast. Flavor is lots of rich fresh coffee, creamy vanilla, roasted malts., dry dark chocolate. Little bitterness and a short, creamy finish, pleasantly strong kick.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Pitch black center with deep brown edges, light-tan head on top that perches nicely and shows good retention. Aroma is surprisingly quiet at first; bit-time, strange coffee aromas. Not strange in a bad way, just very different... must be the Kopi Luwak beans. Heavy coffee, light acrid notes akin to grape or apple skins, underlying cocoa malt sweetness. Taste starts with a bitter roast, almost harsh - like burnt, used coffee grounds. Roasty, ashy, and induced with that unique Kopi flavor. The sweetness comes in softly with that strange sweetness from before; light apples and deep, dark licorice. Sweetness balances well in mid-palate, but the finish consists of mostly roast. Another very good Speedway beer, although this may be my least favorite variant to date.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (808) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle at voodoo barrelroom release. Poured black with tan head. Aromas of choc and coffee vanilla. Light carb med body. Quite dry bitter taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle at home, from an IP trade with Andy from CA, 25/09/13. Borefts warm up rating on my own. Pours mid black with a billowing tan head that stays for a chat then reduces to a covering of frothed up bubbleness. Nose is dark roast malt, earthy tones, light cocoa powder, treacle toffee, roast coffee, milk chocoloate ice crea,. Taste comprises dark roast malts, cocoa powder, rich coffee notes, peppery, molasses, Full bodied, fine carbonation Top draw impy stout

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle for rating #5400:   Black pour, large frothy brownish head, clingy lacing.   Sweet and ashy roasted malts, sweetened coffee, a touch of bakers chocolate.   Smooth coffee infused roasted malts.   Cocoa and bakers chocolate too.   Can’te tell if this is regular Columbian coffee or coffee beans pooped out a cats anoooose.   Still, tastes great, and is very smooth.   Warming, slight alcohol.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Lots of coffee and bakers chocolate on the exit.   Not real complex, not as chewy as I would like, but its an extremely solid, clean, and tasty coffee oriented Imperial Stout.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Tasting at Kevin’s. Huge nose of alcohol and coffee. Sticky and slight bitterness. Boozy. Slight berry taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Big thanks to the Alum for sharing this. You rock Adam. Pours black with a tan beige head. Lots of creamy roast aromas: chocolate, hints of coffee, vanilla, and caramel. Coffee sweet flavors. Lots of chocolate that’s bitter sweet. Roasty and sweet without too much of any one thing. Alesmith has always done well in balancing coffee with the roast and chocolate, this version is no exception. Complex really good stuff. 9/4/9/4/16


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