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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & Coconut
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 4.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (34581) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted. Dark chocolate, solid bitter, vanilla and light and light coconut. Roasted. Bitter and light herbal. Roasted finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Draught@CBC2015. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some alcohol and mild vanilla, coconut and toasted notes. Flavour is coconut, vanilla some alcohol sweetness along with liquorice and some sweet toffeeish notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
1st May 2015
CBC Yellow Session. Keg. Almost clear deep brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is softish and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Mild coffee in the dark malts. Contrasting sweetish vanilla. Toasted coconut on the back end, quite mild. Finishes semi dry slightly bitter. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (16805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Tap at CBC15... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Dark chocolate roast... Soft coconut roast malts nose... Dark heavy roast malts.. Big chocolate roast.. Dark chocolate

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Hand bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Black color, scant brown head. Aroma of intense coconut, chocolate, vanilla, like a fancy Mounds bar. Taste is smooth dark milk chicolste and coconut. Tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (12957) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
CBC. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, coconut and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily. 010515

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
As with all Speedway: the beer is black and has a tan head. Wow, what a nose. Lots of raw coconut and vanilla which play very nicely with the intense roast, coffee, and dark chocolate aromas of Speedway. The flavor is almost like chewing on fresh shredded coconut. Tons of vanilla to it as well. A nice sweetness of chocolate and toffee, plenty of roasted malt and coffee, too. Just a fantastic beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12171) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Keg at the brewery during the 2014 Speedway Grand Prix, 14/11/14. Black with a decent tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is light coconut, vanilla bean, chocolate, light roast. Taste comprises rich chocolate, sweet malt, coconut fudge, lighter vanilla tones, faint charr, coffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation with an oily mouthfeel, light booze notes but drinks under the ABV. Ok impy but I felt a little let down by this one, not much depth.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10162) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2011
A huge thanks to someone who saved me a precious taste of this amazing brew. The coconut was the most noticeable flavor and aroma with the vanilla being subtle and delicious. What a treat and I am very glad I could support Peter and the Alesmith crew in person.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (9265) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Tap at Alesmith for Speedway Grand Prix. Not the vanilla coconut from last year. Multiple samples: inky pour with thick, red foam. Excellent retention. Huge lacing. No oil or flakes of coconut. Nose has flashes of green apple/acetaldehyde then moving in and out of intense coconut meat. Would be a 9 for aroma without the apple character. Taste is spicy, warming at 12%, thicker coconut meat. Nicely integrated coconut chocolate bar without any grittiness or sweetness. Thick palate with flashes of tannic apple. Palate goes in and out of something superlative and something overly tannic. Perhaps the keg oxidized a bit or something. On track to be something ridiculous but has a few flaws. Still, I had three pours of this. Still awesome, but not as good as some other variants today.
Earlier Rating: 11/8/2012 Total Score: 4.7
Tap at O’Briens for Night of Million Zillion Speedways. The best of the 16 on tap by a mile, and one of my favorite RIS experiences since BCS Rare. Rating #4700 on this site! The pour is inky with a small, menacing head when I was fortunate enough to get a 10oz pour later in the evening :0 Nose is nearly perfect- fresh coconut meat, cocoa butter, pistachio, Nutella, bourbon. It exudes a better, more integrated nose than the actual Pistachio and Nutella Speedways, and creates a faux bourbon barrel character like Pappy Van Winkle by simply HAVING toasted and fresh coconut and vanilla mimicking the much more expensive and time consuming hints of wood vanillin and coconut from high end American bourbon. The higher 12% alcohol sweetness blends perfectly to make this essentially the "Poor Man’s BCS Rare". Taste is perfect- insane amounts of chewy coconut, bourbon, pistachio, Nutella. By far the best Speedway I’ve ever had and better than the actual BA version. Better than BCS Rare. Drank a total of 25oz of this stuff FTW.


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