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AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Kopi Luwak

 
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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Barrel Aged Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout is our award winning year round Speedway Stout with Kopi Luwak Coffee that has been matured in premium bourbon barrels. Considered one of the world’s most expensive and rare coffee varieties, the beans are specifically selected for their ripeness and quality by the civet, a small jungle marsupial that feeds of the fruit of the coffee cherry. Good to the last dropping!

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1465) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with a large, expresso dark tan head. Very nice aroma is semi-hot bourbon, vanilla, light coconut, smooth and rich chocolate, and a nice and even, lightly roasted coffee presence although it falls behind both the bourbon and the chocolate. The front of the taste has the bourbon toned down and presents with very dry, almost bitter chocolate and roasted coffee and the back end gives way to the hotter aspects of the bourbon with vanilla and spicy alcohol. Mouthfeel is on the light side but very clean and almost dry. Very good beer although I don’t believe it improves on the original kopi, which has a much heavier coffee influence in both the aroma and flavor, the base speedway (an overall more complex beer as the darker fruit notes contrast with the chocolate and coffee), or even barrel aged speedway which, based on my recollection, presents as smoother and more balanced. Certainly worth a try just the same.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9553) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2016
Bouteille 75cl via trade @ Sebletitje’s Farewell Tasting. Dégustée avec la version BA. Brune foncée, col épais et crémeux, généreux café au lait. Arôme est chargé de belles effluves de café, retro Bourbon ajoutant un côté de vanille. Palais est épais avec une compsante huileuse et une fine amertume arrivant en fin de bouche.La base reste similaire aux autres Speedway avec un alcool de 12% qui est bien présent et un solide fini malté orienté vers le caramel, plein de chocolat et côté mélasse ponctué par de petites notes de fruits noirs.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1961) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared @ Sebletitje’s Farewell tasting. Vanilla, bourbon, pretty nice but not blown out of the water.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2016
750 bottle thanks to me. This has held up very well. Pours dark and viscous. Big coffee and boozy nose. Taste is more barrel than coffee but much bitterness is still prevalent. This is just a great beer from one of my favorite brewers.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bule (1889) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2016
750ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Rich flavors of bourbon and coffee perfectly balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11959) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
Pitch dark small Brown head. Chocolate caramel woos. Fl is. Same as speedway but more wood more caramel

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zer0 (1207) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle enjoyed on the train back home from Quintessence 2016. Pours deep black with a dark brown head. Aroma is huge bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roast, mocha and a bit boozy. Taste is very sweet, moderate bitter. Long roasty bourbon finish. Love this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
750ml bottle enjoyed @ Himmeriget. Pours black with a long lasting small brown head. A few floaties. Aroma is coffee, liquorice root, roasted malt, wood, dark chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, slightly thin texture, soft carbonation. Finish is smooth and well-balanced. Too bad the coffee has faded so much.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (2653) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Pitch black pour with a espresso head. Notes of caramel, coconut, lightly roasted coffee, milky chocolate, malty sweet, some light ash and vanilla fudge.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2135) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2016
Finally ticking this! Bottle @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head. Aromas of vanilla, fudge, light tobacco, dark bitter chocolate, malty, subtle roasted coffee in the back. Taste is pretty fudgey, vanilla, thick barrel character, malty, roasty, coffee, light ashy, dark bitter chocolate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (3677) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
February 13, 2016. Bottle.
Black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is smooth coffee, bourbon, vanilla, toasted coconut, notes of dark chocolate, caramel, dark chocolate. Taste is light to medium sweet, soft roasted bitterness. Finish is sweet caramel, bourbon, vanilla, roasted coffee, hints of bitter dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Very good, nice BA character.


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