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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Speedway Stout brewed with Vietnamese Coffee and no Lactose

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1118) - - OCT 24, 2015
Pitch black pour, very time head leaving a small ring. Black coffee, deep roasted malt, dark chocolate, sugar. Heavier body. Alcohol hidden well but packs a punch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (461) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
5.5oz sample on tap in snifter. Minneapolis. Very rich and complex beer. Nose is very nice. Roasted barley, coffee notes, chocolate. Very dark color. Body was a bit thinner than expected. Dry taste, not very sweet at all. Long complex finish. Generally very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (3781) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2015 On tap at Local Cantina in Grandview: may have been a mood thing, but I was slightly disappointed with this - relatively speaking. adding coffee to a stout I already like is usually a slam dunk. anyway - black pour, thin tan ring. aroma of chocolate, coffee, sugar, caramel. tastes are light coffee, ashy, sweet, vanilla, chocolate, little wood. oily palate. definitely complex, but think I somehow like the base better. -7.9 RERATE: definitely was a mood thing. awesome. milky coffee roasty even vanilla cocoa. Medium slick palate. 8.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1083) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2015
On tap @ Chuck’s CD. Pours thick inky blackish brown with thin oily dark brown head that fades quickly. Aroma is dark, rich roasty malt with tons of dark chocolate and heavily roasted coffee. Taste is rich perfectly roasted coffee, layer after layer of chocolate - dark, milk, bakers - all of it. Nice smooth barrel-aged notes on the finish. Some port, bourbon, vanilla... but not at all boozy in spite of 12%. Slightly thin mouthfeel for the style, and huge flavor, here; but quite coating and honestly doesn’t adversely affect it at all. Much more coffee and chocolate than standard Speedway. Rates slightly lower, but a world class beer by any measure, super rare, and definitely worth chasing down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1437) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, rich coffee, roasted malt, caramel and vanilla aroma. Dark chocolate, rich coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, soy sauce, molasses and vanilla flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Super roasty. Dark chocolate and coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (15067) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2015
Trade with Hallinghansen. Cheers my friend. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Smooth and soft as always with speedway stout. Very good tasty coffee and a whiff of chocolate. Whisper of nuts and alcohol. Warming and very sippable. Lovely!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
simont1 (517) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2015
Aroma of chocolate, mudcake, blackcurrant, strong coffee, slight hazelnut, very well rounded, and extremely good - more like very high quality cacao than chocolate, and same kind of blackcurrant / fruit note. Taste is filled with chocolate and coffee, with some nice inputs of vanilla and licorice. This is very very good, I had it next to the normal Speedway Stout which wasn’t impressive at all in comparison - they are like two completely different beers, this one has much more velvety mouthfeel and a darker head fluffy head - like a crema, great coffee beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015

Draught @ CBC 2015 [ Yellow Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese Coffee ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, dusty coffee, strong coffee, moderate chocolate. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dusty, coffee, strong coffee, dusty coffee, roasted. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20150501]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
CBC 2015. Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and almonds. Taste is chocolate roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and roasted almonds. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth with low carbonation. Very very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (2757) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2015
May 1, 2015. Tap at CBC 2015, Yellow Session.
Black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is lots of soft roasted coffee, chocolate, licorice, dark berries and hints of toffee and green coffee beans. Taste is sweet toffee, licorice with soft roasted bitterness of fresh ground coffee and dark chocolate. Finish is soft roasted coffee and chocolate bitterness with a light sweetness. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

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