AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak

 
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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
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Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout is our award winning year round Speedway Stout with Kopi Luwak Coffee. Considered on 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. Expertly roasted by San Diego’s 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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GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with tan head. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, roast. Full body with a dry finish. Very nice.

4.5
AirForceHops (7244) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2013 vintage, shared bottle out of Adam Jackson’s cellar. Can’t thank you enough!! The nose has a strange Earthiness that I can only connect to fresh cut blades of grass. NOT hops but the grass after you cut it and it sat on the ground awhile. The flavor is dark fruits, roast and a finely brewed, subtle coffee bean. Earthy flavors. Unlike any coffee bean I have ever experienced before. The uniqueness of this brew overwhelms me. This is unlike any other coffee stout I have ever had. I do NOT gives ratings like this often. This is worthy.

4.6
PhillyCraft (7235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle shared generously by Hayden with Bill, Mike and Hayden, poured deep black with medium, tiny bubbled off white head, good lace. Notes of coffee, espresso, chocolate, roasty malt, the coffee really shines through on this regular version. I would be surpised if this wasn’t the best speedway I have tried. On to the B.A. Version.

4.1
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
750 ml bottle via daknole. Thanks, Dakine! Shared at Davinci’s wedding. Congrats, Beejay! Pours a thicker blackish hue, opaque and thicker, well hazed. Darker with legs on the swirl. Cakey brownish head sits atop and sticks around, laces well and remains a cakey layer. Aromas are bigger coffee, gentle spice. Toasty roast, dark chocolate, bakers cocoa. Cocoa, biscuits and caramel. Nice dryness, roast present. Initial is fuller bodied, but still quite dry. Not thick and brooding. Some good big dark chocolate, bakers cocoa, mellow roast and coffee. Middle is a bit roasty, firmer coffee element. Touch of mocha, espresso. Firm roasty biscuits, cocoa covered. Some vanilla, coolness with roast, toast, carmelization. Some dryness, roast as we hit the backend. Finish is dry, roasty, carmelized. Lingering medium coffee. Firm cocoa/bakers chocolate throughout. Richer silky body, mellow roast and dryness linger on. Quite tasty. Reminds you how good Speedway is, guys. Tasty.

4.4
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2010
On tap at Woodshop 5.0 (2/20/10): Pours a mostly blackish opaque with mahogany hues and a thin ring of light tan head. Aroma of rich, freshly ground coffee beans and bittersweet dark chocolate with some earthy roastiness. Starts with pretty good fullness and rich dark caramel and chocolate sweetness with a very assertive bitter roasty coffee bean flavor before a smooth, lingering dark chocolate finish. Could use a little more body and sweetness, but has an amazing coffee profile.

4.2
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Black color with brown foam. Huge green coffee, ash, earthy, dusty dry dark matter aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Flavors of dark fruit, earthy ashy herbal espresso coffee, hashish smoke, dirty hash pipe, dry chocolate--very different coffee IRS flavors here--very fucking good-- Thanks to daknole, smokebrew32, and ALESMITH for the keg at RBWG.

4.2
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle for rating #5400:   Black pour, large frothy brownish head, clingy lacing.   Sweet and ashy roasted malts, sweetened coffee, a touch of bakers chocolate.   Smooth coffee infused roasted malts.   Cocoa and bakers chocolate too.   Can’te tell if this is regular Columbian coffee or coffee beans pooped out a cats anoooose.   Still, tastes great, and is very smooth.   Warming, slight alcohol.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Lots of coffee and bakers chocolate on the exit.   Not real complex, not as chewy as I would like, but its an extremely solid, clean, and tasty coffee oriented Imperial Stout.


3.9
ekstedt (6790) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle, courtesy of _angst_. Black with beige head. Chocolate, coffee roasted malt aroma, slightly boozy, some notes of gunpowder. Full bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry with slightly salty bitterness.

4.2
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
This one poured a dark cola brown with a medium tan head. Aroma was lots of dark deep roasted coffee, dark chocolate and lightly burnt malts with a decent scent of booze. Flavor was the same but a little mmore intense. The liquid rounded this one off better than the normal speedway and the booze is hidden pretty well. Have’nt had many better non BA stouts.

4.3
Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ DVMBBT: Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer. Aromas of coffee, roast, cream, light marzipan soapy chocolate tones... Flavours of coffee, chocolate, chalk, bitters, roast, cacoa, roasted malts... Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, coffee, roast, chocolate, mocha, bitters... Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a silky texture. Not inspringly complicated but very nice and balanced!


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