AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vanilla & Coconut
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 4.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Sample at the BA Speedway and Decadence release. This was an amazing offering. Pours a deep coffee brown, fairly viscous with a creamy beige head, nice lacing. Tons of coconut in the nose as well as vanilla, coffee and burnt malts. Not quite as much coconut on the palate which was a good thing, might have made the brew a bit to cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2011
On tap @ Alesmith release - I actually got the last sample poured. This was very good, but I was expecting more coconut and vanilla. It had the same great Speedway appearance and finish. I think I liked it the best of the three special tap releases that day. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Sample at the brewery. Rating #5. Nice treatment on the Speedway. I really didn’t pick up a lot of the coconut, but the vanilla added a nice subtle sweetness to balance the coffee, real nice. (1766)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2780) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at the brewery for Speedway Grand Prix. Dark brown pour with a light brown head. Big coconut and vanilla bouquet. Huge vanilla and coconut notes work uber well with dark roasted malt and expresso notes. Fantastic, my favorite treatment...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
Vanilla and coconut notes abound with the usual chocolate and coffee notes underlying. Again, I unfortunately feel like the vanilla tastes a little artificial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 13, 2010
On tap @ O’brien’s Night of a Million Zillion Speedways.The appearance is identical to the regular version, except maybe a slightly smaller head. Aroma is regular Speedway with a bunch of coconut. The flavor is like an almond joy, lots of coconut to go with the chocolaty goodness. Mouth feel is a bit oily compared to stock Speedway. Another damn good beer, my wifes favorite of the bunch.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Listed as Alesmith Toasted Coconut and Vanilla Bean Speedway at A Night of A Million Zillion Speedways 11/12/11 at O’Briens Pub in SD

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a mere tan ring.

Aroma: Easter chocolate covered coconut egg. Confection sugar and chocolate big time.

Taste: Toasted coconut. Milk chocolate. Roast. Vanilla bean.

Mouth. Full bodied, creamy.

Overall: Mind-blowingly amazing. Up there with Hunahpu’s. The best variant of Speedway imo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Served on tap at O’brien’s Night of a Million Zillion Speedways. Was able to get two samples of this one. The appearance is the usual Speedway deep black hue with a medium roasty brown head. The aromas took some swirling to really come out but once unleashed the warm roasted coconut exploded out of the glass. The flavors are just as great. Crazy warm coconut milk, and toasted coconut flakes. They must of used a tone of coconut here. The coffee flavors are also really nice in here (or just stuck on my tongue). Very sweet but naturally sweet and well integrated. Creamy and smooth mouth, and very easy to go down. Another fantastic Speedway and again I hope they continue to make this gem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Small pour thanks to GT. Pours a thick creamy dark brown pour with the slightest dark tan head. Aroma is creamy and meaty. Notes of chocolate and cookie dough. Coconut and vanilla is present but subtle. Flavor is dry and chocolate. Very creamy, almost like chocolate milk. Coconut is light at first but strengthens and lingers in the back of the mouth. Bitter finish with some coffee notes. Thick and full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
On draft at the BA Speedway release. Dark black pour with small tan head. This stuff was much less roasty than the regular batch, however the vanilla and the toasted coconut made it very smooth and tasty.

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