AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak

 
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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout is our award winning year round Speedway Stout with Kopi Luwak Coffee. Considered on of the worlds 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. Expertly roasted by San Diegos Ryan Bros. Cofee leads to an extremely aromatic and excetionally smooth final product that complements Speedway Stout exceptionally well! Good to the last Dropping!

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (5658) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ proeftafel Van Moll shared by cuntbeer. Black colour, small light brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, sweet, chocolate. Tastes wood, roasty, coffee, chocolate, very nice. Full body, soft carbo.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Ratebeer is making me do it again, another review from memory after this one got dumped from their data-base (the double coffee speedway ought to count too, but this site has become as childish as yelp). I remember this one as having a more distinct coffee taste from the original and a smoother roundness to the texture and taste.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Sample at OBriens. Man, the coffee in this is so freaking good, the blend is so complex, probably the best coffee I have ever smelled. I could just smell this beer, it is so delicious. Flavor is also dominated by roasted coffee, with side notes of milk chocolate, nuts, and light vanilla. Creamy mouth feel, with the abv completely hidden. Damn good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5402) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Poured dark black with aromas of coffee, earth, coffee, chocolate, and more coffee. Flavors were the same heavy on the coffee, tasted like fresh coffee with some light chocolate and earth nice thickness as well. Thanks Hunter for sharing the fresh growler with me.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Aug 2, 2008 RSBG08 Batch Thanks again to Peter Zien and crew for this amazing beer. This Imperial stout pours a deep black color from the tap. A medium sized tan foamy head, with nice retention and good lacing. The aroma is coffee, some more coffee, some chocolate and some vanilla. A full bodied Imperial stout. The malts are roasty, with lots of chocolate and coffee flavors, add on top of that a very smooth mellow coffee flavor. Hints of vanilla at the finish. This is the coffee stout of coffee stouts. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter with some chocolate.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkwood04 (5352) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2013
750ml bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of strong coffee, a lot of roasted malts, some chocolate, a little dough, and some light bitterness. Flavor very, very strong of coffee with a good Imperial stout under it. Smooth texture. A great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (5311) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
Noir et pais. Le liquide montre aussi une belle mousse brune. Au nez, enrobants armes de caf, de chocolat, de caramel, de rglisse, de houblons, de torrfaction et de charbon de bois. Au got, les saveurs de caf poivr et de malts sont grandement apprcies par mes papilles. En bouche, le corps du liquide est moyen-fort avec un ptillement ajust et une texture huileuse. En finale, une amertume fabrique par le caf et une chaleureuse accolade de lalcool.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2011
big thanks to someone for this freakin treat of a handbottle. pitch black with a deep khaki head. coffee, roasted malts, more coffee, vanilla, and molasses. crazy thick on the palate, the coffee is insane in this beer, solid coffee flavor, roasted finish, no sign of alcohol at all. WOW

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Thanks, Chris! Nose is super creamy with really nice coffee and a bit of vanilla. Chocolate and a bit of roast. Huge upgrade over regular Speedway.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamChandler (4757) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2013 Release, 750ML in a wine glass at room temp

A - Pours pitch black but not as oily as I expected. Huge 4 finger leathery head that fades to a finger leaving behind really nice lacing very sticky.

S - Nose is very earthy, nutty and roasted. Coffee is there but its dominated by a very earthy almost dirt like nose with some oak.

T - Wow. I have no idea how to place this. Super acidic coffee bean texture, lots of muddy earthy and nutty notes with a delicate floral finish. This is simply about the coffee taste. Beyond that, milk chocolate, almonds and some cherries. Very rich and decadent and almost delicate like a mudslide meets shot of espresso. I cant really describe it but very tasty.

M - Heavy body although a thin and oily finish. Very delicate and sort of remarkable. Leaves a nutty coffee taste around for a long time after drinking.

O - This is a great coffee stout. Probably one of the best coffee stouts Ive ever had. Is it just Speedway (which has a great base beer) or is it the "shitty" beans they used? I honestly dont know but wow. Worth seeking out.



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