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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   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 worldís 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 Diegoís 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2980) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Sample @ Woodshop. Been waiting quite a while to try this brew. Pours motor oil black with a thick chocolate head, great lacing left on the tulip. Nose was bursting with fresh brewed coffee, cocoa dust and bittersweet chocolate. Very coating on the palate with coffee and chocolate. Pretty damn tasty stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2010
22 oz capped hand-bottle, thanks to Dr. Javier. Nitroed off a few oz to save and share with friends and then poured a good two finger shot into my Cigar City snifter (just the right size glass for me). Pitch black with a minimal creamy head. Crazy big nose with dark chocolates and deeply roasted coffee flavors. Hits you immediately with a monster rich espresso blast and bite. Wow....while dry on the finish and not as sticky-sweet as the regular Speedway, I couldnít stop sticking my nose in the glass. Mmmmm..... so nice, smooth and choco-nutty... yes! An excellente twist on an old favorite. Highly recommended.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
Draft at RBWG. Pours viscous black, thin tan head, spotty lacing. Nose is big, sweet coffee, chocolate, big tar and smoke. Still smells sweet despite all the dark/bitter/roasty/smoky things going on. Flavours are quite dry - outstanding mouthfeel, so oily, tarry, ashy, God DAMN! Balanced, dry, yet decadent. What else would you really expect?

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
On tap at RBWG thanks to daknole, smokepot23 and ALESMITH. ...DAMN!!! Pours a deep oily black with a large brown head. Aroma is some of the best coffee aroma iíve smelled in either a coffee or a beer, chocolate, vanilla, roast. Flavor is aggressive fresh espresso, roasted barley, creamy cocoa and chocolate. Awesome brew, and best coffee iíve had in an imperial stout downright.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Iíve had this twice. The first time was *the* first time, the unveiling of "The Shit" at Speedwayís own brewery during RBSG 2008 in SoCal. The second was pitcher pours from last yearís Woodshop in February. Each time it was phenomenal, but I still remember the awe it inspired at RBSG. Blew our fucking minds. It wasnít the best thing I had ever tasted, but it surely competed for best Imperial Stout Iíd ever tasted. My tasting notes from RBSG focus on the creaminess and purity of the coffee, both on the nose and in the mouth. It was smoothness, like the roastiness and other coffee flavors had been reduced to their essence and then enshrined in a beer that perfectly supported them. The overall impression was that it wasnít as hoppy or as bitter overall as normal Speedway, but with an added warmth that wasnít quite caramel and the full, delicious roast of the coffee shining through in a way that even non-coffee drinkers would love. The only criticism I might have (I feel dirty even using that word, criticism, with this beer) is that itís pretty straightforward; there arenít layers and layers of flavor. Just the perfectly developed, perfectly present deep, creamy, roasty deliciousness. Dope.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alexsdad06 (5329) - Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Enjoyed on draft @ RBWG 2011 with a big thanks to Dak, Smokepot23, AleSmith and anyone else involved in bringing this goodness to Arizona. Pours dark brown/black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has a hefty dose of quality dark roasted coffee, chocolate, char with some dark fruits mingling around. The flavor has big espresso, chocolate and roasted malt. Full bodied and smooth. This was worth the wait and definitely lived up to expectations.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamJackson (2380) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2013 Release, 750ML in a wine glass at room temp

A - Pours pitch black but not as oily as I expected. Huge 4 finger leathery head that fades to a finger leaving behind really nice lacing very sticky.

S - Nose is very earthy, nutty and roasted. Coffee is there but itís dominated by a very earthy almost dirt like nose with some oak.

T - Wow. I have no idea how to place this. Super acidic coffee bean texture, lots of muddy earthy and nutty notes with a delicate floral finish. This is simply about the coffee taste. Beyond that, milk chocolate, almonds and some cherries. Very rich and decadent and almost delicate like a mudslide meets shot of espresso. I canít really describe it but very tasty.

M - Heavy body although a thin and oily finish. Very delicate and sort of remarkable. Leaves a nutty coffee taste around for a long time after drinking.

O - This is a great coffee stout. Probably one of the best coffee stouts Iíve ever had. Is it just Speedway (which has a great base beer) or is it the "shitty" beans they used? I honestly donít know but wow. Worth seeking out.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AirForceHops (2972) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2013 vintage, shared bottle out of Adam Jacksonís cellar. Canít thank you enough!! The nose has a strange Earthiness that I can only connect to fresh cut blades of grass. NOT hops but the grass after you cut it and it sat on the ground awhile. The flavor is dark fruits, roast and a finely brewed, subtle coffee bean. Earthy flavors. Unlike any coffee bean I have ever experienced before. The uniqueness of this brew overwhelms me. This is unlike any other coffee stout I have ever had. I do NOT gives ratings like this often. This is worthy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (1831) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 March 16, 2013 - bottle via trade. Black pour with big head that lasted and nice lacing. Aroma and taste were a deep rich coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and some dark fruit. Very smooth to drink and a slightly dry alcohol finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle thanks to Bman1113vr (who really needs to visit Texas more often and bring beer like this). Black pour with a huge tan head. Nose is HUGE coffee, earth, not fusel at all (considering), incredible! The coffee notes on this beer are just off the chain. Very deep and complex nose. Flavor: coffee, coffeee, with some coffee notes and undertones of coffee, with earth and roast as well. Silky mouthfeel.


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