AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak

 
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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (9823) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUL 7, 2014
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks for my 5000th rating!!!! Thin tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. lots of cofee. Very smooth. Lovely brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2013
750 ml bottle from jenray- thanks, Jen! Long-time want. Pours an opaque midnight brown color with a thick, frothy tan head that settles slowly. Aroma of coffee, earth, dark fruits (plums, grapes, and apples?), vegetal notes, and dark chocolate. Initially it seems off but smooths into rich coffee and roast as it warms. The flavor, however, starts with intensely rich coffee and super bitter dark chocolate, and then smooths into something more drinkable as it warms. Like two completely different beers at 50 degrees and 65 degrees. Medium-bodied, with a roasty, smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. This may have been a 3.8 or so until I let it warm more. Even as it stands, this is my least favorite of the otherwise world class Speedway Stout lineup.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9774) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
75 cl bottle (12.0% abv) @ PBF IX. Thanks tiong!
Pours black color with a small beige head. Lots of coffee here, espresso, some caramel notes and roasted malts, licorice, some hops also and faint vanilla notes. Roasted malts, chocolate, espresso, vanilla, faint licorice and wooden notes on the finish. Very smooth palate, complex flavor-wise, very pleasant, alcohol also well hidden at first but starts to burn a bit at the end. Excellent but not as mind-blowing as I expected.
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alexsdad06 (9740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Enjoyed on draft @ RBWG 2011 with a big thanks to Dak, Smokepot23, AleSmith and anyone else involved in bringing this goodness to Arizona. Pours dark brown/black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has a hefty dose of quality dark roasted coffee, chocolate, char with some dark fruits mingling around. The flavor has big espresso, chocolate and roasted malt. Full bodied and smooth. This was worth the wait and definitely lived up to expectations.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (9705) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Shared by dodgrblu at Capitol Beer bottle share. Pours dark brown with a short tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a carbonated treacle flavor with lots of coffee. Delicious and, as a bonus, it sticks to the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2013
750ml bottle, big thanks to b3shine for sharing! Pitch black color. Good thin brown head, leaves good lace. Sharp, exotic coffee in the nose, but also some nice dark chocolate, and toasted malts. Great big bitter taste, minimal sweet. No hint of the alcohol. Bigger body. Super smooth, light carbonation. Nice velvety smooth kind of chewy texture. Long super-awesome bitter coffee aftertaste. Love that kopi luwak - the already high-quality speedway stout base makes for a great balanced showcase of the coffee varietal, without being a coffee bomb - its a great amount of coffee, not overdone. Sublime brew. Great one to savor - good to the last dropping, indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9645) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2016
Bouteille 75cl courtesy of El Manana +1 @ Sebletitjes Farewell Tasting. Dguste avec la version BA. Brun fonce, col blanc-cass. Arme offer un bouquet charg niveau du caf, malt grill, caramel et bon chocolate. Palais est pais, plein de malts, caf est l sans tre trop dominant ni sans avoir ce ct pic de caf ayant dj un peu dage. Carctre reste un peu sec, chocolate, grille avec un caf plaisant qui arrive juste en retrait.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9521) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, Stephen with the HUGE hookup. Dark back pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, big coffee, roast, hints of spice, nice roasty and toffee, nice dark fruits, roast, milk chocolate and vanilla, this is very nice. Taste is a nice mix of dark chocolate, roast, nice coffee, milky coffee and smooth espresso notes, nice dark fruits, molasses, hints of vanilla, finishing fairly bitter, roasted. Very, very nice,

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8795) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2016
18/XI/16 - 75cl bottle @ Sebs Farewell Tasting (Eugenes place) - BB: n/a (2016-1331) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: roasted start, lots of chocolate, some coffee, very yeasty, some vanilla. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, very roasted, bit sourish, alcohol, lots of dark chocolate, bit fruity. Aftertaste: hoppy, bitter, chocolate, very roasted, slightly sweet, hoppy, very roasted finish. Not getting too much coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8759) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2011
On tap at RBWG- a huge thanks go out to Joe, Dak (thats Doc you bastards) and AleSmith for this. Pours a totally black color with a medium beige head. A bursting coffee nose, roast, milky, even some smoke. The flavor is huge goodness; massive sweet milky chocolate coffee, the best cup youve ever had. Dark fruits, roast and some char. But this is all about the coffee, very smooth, actually insanely so. I had a few glasses to ponder, and I am very grateful. A rich creamy palate. Lovely.


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