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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak

 
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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (6935) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
750 ml bottle via daknole. Thanks, Dakine! Shared at Davinci’s wedding. Congrats, Beejay! Pours a thicker blackish hue, opaque and thicker, well hazed. Darker with legs on the swirl. Cakey brownish head sits atop and sticks around, laces well and remains a cakey layer. Aromas are bigger coffee, gentle spice. Toasty roast, dark chocolate, bakers cocoa. Cocoa, biscuits and caramel. Nice dryness, roast present. Initial is fuller bodied, but still quite dry. Not thick and brooding. Some good big dark chocolate, bakers cocoa, mellow roast and coffee. Middle is a bit roasty, firmer coffee element. Touch of mocha, espresso. Firm roasty biscuits, cocoa covered. Some vanilla, coolness with roast, toast, carmelization. Some dryness, roast as we hit the backend. Finish is dry, roasty, carmelized. Lingering medium coffee. Firm cocoa/bakers chocolate throughout. Richer silky body, mellow roast and dryness linger on. Quite tasty. Reminds you how good Speedway is, guys. Tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (6892) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a huge tan to light brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, roast, coffee and cooked meat. Smooth and velvety coffee flavor with some malt and milk chocolate character before a roasty coffee finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Black color with brown foam. Huge green coffee, ash, earthy, dusty dry dark matter aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Flavors of dark fruit, earthy ashy herbal espresso coffee, hashish smoke, dirty hash pipe, dry chocolate--very different coffee IRS flavors here--very fucking good-- Thanks to daknole, smokebrew32, and ALESMITH for the keg at RBWG.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6606) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle - thanks Stawn! Pous opaque black with a small brown head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is surprisingly not strong, notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is about the same, obviously coffee infused, but not strong or really noticeable as special. Lots of roasty chocolatey notes as well. Light sweet, light bitter. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice enough, but not really even up to the level of a regular speedway IMO.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
5000 (6599) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (6567) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour thanks Phil. Black pour with tan head. Coffee roasted aromas. Tons of coffee and roasted flavors. Smooth coffee stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Backlogged rating from the RBSG 2014: Expected color and some head but not much lace, nice oily tears. Big time coffee overtones on both the nose and palate. Heavy roast, char, leather and ashy notes too. A bit herbal however and a major disappointment. Chewy someone dry mouth feel. For all the hype that this beer brought, it failed to meet them. Give me a regular old Speedway over this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, black pour with small brown foam, aroma of roasted malt, coffee, heavy cocoa, flavors of cocoa, tons of malt , coffee, vanilla, bright bitter finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6488) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle, courtesy of _angst_. Black with beige head. Chocolate, coffee roasted malt aroma, slightly boozy, some notes of gunpowder. Full bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry with slightly salty bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6428) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Tasting at Kevin’s. Huge nose of alcohol and coffee. Sticky and slight bitterness. Boozy. Slight berry taste.


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