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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee & Peanut Butter Cup

AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee & Peanut Butter Cup
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 4.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Speedway Grand Prix special release for SDBW 2013.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Crushed peanuts dwell within rich chocolatey sugars in this well conceived dessert of a brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the brown-hued blackness.
-If you like eating those chocolate candy bars, you will like this one.
-Sweetness levels are extreme.
-The peanuts, chocolate maltiness and coffee are all balanced.
-Even though this is well done treatment on Speedway Stout, I can’t find a reason to get this again if the regular Speedway is available to me.

From a growler.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (8299) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Growler thanks to Russell. Pours black with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong peanut butter, roast, chocolate, booze. Thick mouth, chewy, roast, peanut butter, chocolate, boozy finish, very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (4348) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2016
(En fût à la brasserie): Le beurre d’arachides n’est pas envahissant au nez et en bouche c’est encore plus discret mais assez pour adoucir la décadence habituelle. L’aspect arachides grillées apporte une subtile sécheresse et se camouffle rapidement dans la torréfaction. Le chocolat est moins noir, plus caramel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (9230) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2015
sweet from the Vietnamese coffee with a sublime aftertaste rolling from roasted coffee/milk chocolate to peanut butter. Doesn’t open as well as the others, hence the lowball score of "only" 4.5 :)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (2158) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Black with off white head - Malt aroma with coffee and sweet nuts - Sweet nutty flavour with good coffee flavour with malt - Nuts in the finish - This was nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Keg at the brewery during the 2014 Speedway Grand Prix, 14/11/14. Pitch black topped with a tan swirl. Nose is big on peanut butter, chocolate, sweet infuse, nutty, hint of booze. Taste comprises Reeses cups, sweet tunes, spice, chocoalte, light coffee notes, peanut butter well evident. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid PNB impy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3253) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with a light brown head. Peanut aromas. Peanut brittle leads to dark roasted malts and expresso notes. Plenty of caramel here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (5295) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Draft sample at the speedway grand prix 2013. Pitch black pour, with a tan head. Huge reese’s peanut butter cup aroma and flavor, sweet milk chocolate, light roast, peanut butter candy. Tasty, although not too complex.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (12451) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
On tap at AleSmith, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma screams peanut butter, drowning out everything else. Flavour is similar, with loads of peanut butter, which drowns out the roast and coffee. The big body is still present, but the flavour is all peanut butter. Awesome rendition of Speedway.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Tap at Alesmith for Speedway Grand Prix. Inky pour, nice lacing. Nose is ridiculous Reese’s peanut butter cup. Even more akin to Reese’s Pieces bag. Taste is the same- just like chomping down on a bag of Reese’s Pieces at the movie theater. Not my style but my wife loved it. Successful iteration, though too one note for me.


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