AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese Coffee

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vietnamese Speedway stout aged in bourbon barrels.

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4.2
Werckmeister (3493) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 7, 2018
0,75l bottle at Sanders shared by Sander, big thanks. drunk about 10 days ago. BB 2021. black color, small coffee colored head. smells bourbon, licorice, earthy, caramel, peppery, coffee, very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of bourbon, licorice, earthy, coffee, peppery, bitter chooclate. finishes medium roasty bitter with notes of bitter chocolate, coffee and earthy notes. very very nice one. great, balance very good to drink.. great. 8, 4, 9, 4, 17

4.2
PowY (1224) - AUSTRIA - JAN 29, 2018
650 ml bottle at Sander's place courtesy of Sander, many thanks! Pours a nearly black dark mahogany with a light brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, hazelnuts and caramel. Full body with a soft carbonation, a light to medium bitterness and a light to medium sweetness along with some noticeable alcohol. The flavor is similar to the aroma with more bourbon character, sweetish roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate and lots of mild coffee. Finishes with wood, bourbon, vanilla and some sweet roasted malt. Delicious!

Aroma: 9
Appearance: 4
Taste: 8
Palate: 4
Overall: 17

4.2
Saeglopur (2481) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2018
Score: 9 / 4 / 8 / 4 / 17

650 ml bottle shared by Sander, many thanks!
Black body, with a medium, creamy, dark fruits head.
Aroma of bourbon, melting dark chocolate, coconut, coffee,
Tastes similar, with subtle alcohol.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a low carbonation.
Finishes medium roasty, medium sweet, with dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, cocoa.

Delicous! Very balanced and smooth to drink. Lovely chocolate and bourbon notes throughout. Not fully on par with the regular Speedway for me, but another outstanding Imperial Stout by AleSmith.

4.1
simont1 (625) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2018
Aroma of chocolate, licorice, coffee, toffee, bourbon, caramel. Intense. Taste of custardy vanilla, licorice, chocolate sauce, nuts. Velvety mouthfeel.

4.2
dropi6 (718) - POLAND - JAN 10, 2018
Nice, dark opaque colour. Massive coffee, lot of whisky (completely different from bourbon flavours though) little bit of vanilla, litle sour, chocolate, cocoa, marzipan, caramel, some cookies. Very strong alcohol, as for 12% - no need to drink fresh. Nice texture, oily body, but little disappointing for the legend.

3.7
drfabulous (9015) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 23, 2017
Bottle shared at Aaron's. A gusher. Dark Chocolate and coffee and a medium mouthfeel. Ok.

4.5
Stoned99 (1722) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2017
750ml bottle shared with brother at parents house. Aroma: typical Alesmith Bourbon aroma, vanilla, lots of chocolate, lots of complex coffee. App: really dark brown with some red / burgundy tint, minimal to no head. Taste and palate: full body, so so smooth, medium high sweetness, soft carbonation, light to moderate high bitter and alcohol finish probably coming from the coffee. Overall: this is so well made. I so love the nose of this beer. The bourbon is so much present just like the "regular" BA but with a great touch of coffee. Perfect balance! Excellent!

4.7
Maracuja05 (2131) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2017
23-09-17 // bottle shared at Zwanze Day 2017 @ Mon Petit Café Stuttgart. Thanks for sharing! Awesome beer! Deep black brown. Aroma of choclate, coffee beans, roasted coffee, Bourbon. Full bodied. Mild spices, vanilla. Dry coffee finish.

4.4
Johnsense (1822) - - OCT 22, 2017
Pitch black pour, smaller tan head. Gobs of lace. Aroma of rich coffee, roasted malt, whiskey, fudge. Taste is nearly indescribable.... Fudge brownie, light bourbon, rich, freshly roasted and ground coffee, wood, light chestnut. Thick full body, oily mouthfeel, and not boozy in the least bit. Incredible!

4.3
baraciisch (3474) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2017
Dark black in color... Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, cocoa... Dark roasted malts, anise, vanilla, coffee, cocoa... really velvety mouthfeel... delicious, love the cocoa on the palate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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