AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese Coffee

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vietnamese Speedway stout aged in bourbon barrels.

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4.5
dzudohonor (182) - POLAND - AUG 18, 2017
PAKK 2017 - Dominująca kawa, mnóstwo gorzkiego kakao, bourbon, espresso, krówki, kukułki. Dobrze ułożone, dobry balans pomiędzy słodyczą beczki a wytrawną goryczką. Łączna 4.5

4.5
beer_queue (145) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Strong coffee & bourbon on the nose; earthy, smoky, dark-roast coffee with that sweet bourbon in the back. Full, mouth-coating body. Coffee and dark chocolates lead the way to provide a bitter, smoky base. Some dark sugar sweetness (caramel/brown sugar) in the middle and bourbon to finish. Overall, a delicious coffee-forward stout with enough sweetness and chocs to add balance & variety; bourbon is the cherry on top. Beautiful beer for the coffee fanatics!

4
dfearnley (2200) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2017
Shared at RBAG 2017 - thanks kbudd. Pours dark with a thin tan head which does not last very long. Avenues of gummy alcohol run down the glass after every pull. Lots of coffee and toasted malt aromas assisted by oatmeal and dark chocolate. Taste is coffee and roasted grains; I can pick out oatmeal and rye most prevalently. The alcohol is present but not a feature.

4.2
pintbypint (3671) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2017
Rating #3600. 750ml brown bottle at RBAG ’17. Black pour, no head, coats the glass. Big coffee and roasty nose. Taste - toffee, rich coffee, roast. Some coffee bitterness, alcohol is mellow, does not tast anywhere near 12%. Awesome.

4.5
DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle shared at RBAG Summer Gathering 2017. Near black, soft khaki head. Thanks Kevin, for what is my favourite beer of the event so far! Lovely creamy rich coffee character, dense and complex. Just amazing.

4.3
SG111 (1863) - New York, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Bottled. Not sure of vintage. Likely 2016. Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is lots of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, raisin, dark chocolate covered cherry, some milky sweetness, not overly boozy for the abv. Man, those dark fruit notes are awesome. Flavor is bourbon, toffee, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Again, body is nice. Drinkable for 12%. Excellent. One of the best BBA beers I’ve had with just coffee added.

4
IndianaRed (4781) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle pours black with tan head very rich tootsie roll chocolate mild coffee flavors. Bourbons and chocolatey big ABV burn. Delicious

4.3
Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Delikatne rozczarowanie, choć to wciąż świetne piwo. Słabsze niż podstawa - bardziej wytrawne, mniej kremowe i mlecznoczekoladowe.

4.3
MrHangover (4610) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours a very dark black beer with a big beige head on top. Has a small gusher when opened, luckily nothing wrong with it. Aroma has lots of bourbon, vanilla and caramel, dark chocolate and roast. Flavor is very sweet, lots of booze, alcohol is well hidden. The coffee notes are faded to the background, bourbon is very present. Very full, well balanced, full on flavors in your face, with the coffee more present in the background. Mild carbonation, long bittersweet, licorice aftertaste. Great stuff.

4.4
klm1 (1589) - Bled/SF, - APR 24, 2017
UPDATED: APR 26, 2017 Beermail; Bottle 0,75l; pours black opaque with creamy brown head. Aroma: roasted coffee, roasted grain, dark malts, molasses, burnt sugar?, vanilla, wood, leather, bourbon. Flavour: roasted grain, roasted coffee, malts with notes of toasted toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, molasses, burnt sugar?!, vanilla, bourbon, woody notes, dark fruit esters...finish is dry, almost sticky...body is thick, texture smooth, carbonation moderate. Was I in a bad mood? Imo: It was too sticky in comparison to regular version of Vietnamese Speedway, which is superb, but this one, coffe note is maybe too hidden...only last three or four sipps reveals that it live up to the hype.


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