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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (17973) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at An afternoon of Skulls, Scotsman and Speedway 141129. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Roasted coffee aroma, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, figs and prunes, licorice, soot, hop notes, vanilla notes. Roasted coffee flavor, cocoa powder, licorice, hay, espresso, dark chocolate, soot, grass notes. Alcohol is well hidden. Really good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (16654) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16095) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle 750ml (PBF IX)
Black opaque collor, small white head. Quite alcoholic aroma. Coffee and roasted maltyness. Medium-bodied. Lots of coffee, alcohol and roastyness. It is a good beer, very coffeish but not as good as basic version.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
A: The pour is viscous and black, just like regular Speedway, with a nice tan head on top. S: The nose is full of some of the strongest coffee I’ve ever smelled. There are some notes of dark chocolate and roasted malt, but the coffee is the main attraction. T: The Kopi Luwak coffee is just really incredible. The flavor is so intense, unlike any other coffee beer I’ve had. There is a noticeable bitterness both from the coffee and the roasted malts, with a bit of dark, bitter chocolate. M: The body is incredibly full and rich with a low level of carbonation and a very creamy mouthfeel. D: This is an amazingly delicious beer that I would try again any time. The only "problem" is that the coffee is so intense that there’s only so much I can drink at once.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (15485) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle @ The Lost Tasting Of Abbey Beers, Odense 2013. Thanks Sean 9689. Pours black with a creamy dark brown head. Roast, green peppers, coffee, liquorice, charcoal, and chocolate. Smooth and slick. Delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2010
Handbottled at home - thanks to Plovmand & doodler. Pitch black - brown edges. Coffee, burned, light boozy nose, chocolate, sweetness, high malty, lots of coffee, light bitterness, light tobacco, smokey finish, light hoppy, smooth body, a bit too sweet. Lovely fullbodied..... Nice treat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle shared by Dennis at Alan’s. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of coffee, chocolate malt, roast, vanilla, roasted peanuts and coffee bean. Medium -full body.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (14016) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
750mL bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of deep complex coffee notes - amazingly complex and deep - along with a little roast, but the weasel poop shines. Flavour brings out amazingly complex coffee notes - holy shit - never knew a rare, complex coffee could amplify the regular Speedway Stout so much! Other than complex coffee, there are subdued notes roasted malt, and some unsweetened cocoa. Amazingly complex as highly drinkable. The best rendition of Speedway Stout I’ve had. Incredible.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13982) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at California 10k shared by dodgrblu. Aroma is coffee, but seems a rather high class coffee. Med body or better. Flavor is extremely tasty coffee and a little chocolate. Finishes light/slightly treacle/malty. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (13632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ Van Moll tasting shared by Countbeer. Many thanks Kamiel! Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized light brown head that lasts for a long time. Aroma and taste are malts, roastyness, coffee, bitter, some hops, lightly spicy, a hint of pepper. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice!


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