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 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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3.9
blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, black pour with small brown foam, aroma of roasted malt, coffee, heavy cocoa, flavors of cocoa, tons of malt , coffee, vanilla, bright bitter finish

3.5
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Backlogged rating from the RBSG 2014: Expected color and some head but not much lace, nice oily tears. Big time coffee overtones on both the nose and palate. Heavy roast, char, leather and ashy notes too. A bit herbal however and a major disappointment. Chewy someone dry mouth feel. For all the hype that this beer brought, it failed to meet them. Give me a regular old Speedway over this.

4
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate coffee, chocolate, and a hint of black licorice. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a one finger beige head. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate and a hint of black licorice. The finish has moderate - heavy roasted coffee and a touch of vanilla. It’s medium-full bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Back to back with regular Speedway...I thought the regular version tasted better.

4.1
RobertDale (6373) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle shared at SRBG 2014. Pours black with a decent brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and vanilla. Very, very tasty.

4.2
JStax (6345) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle thanks to mashmaster. Thanks! Poured a really dark black, not much head. Aroma is nice, rounded, smooth, smoky coffee. Very rich. Very earthy and semi-sweet in the taste. Nice beer for certain.

3.6
Boutip (6312) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of deep roasted barley malt with notes of dry coffee also dominating. Taste is a mix between some deep dry roasted malt notes with bitter and dry coffee notes which almost veers into astringency territory. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Good but almost too extreme on the coffee side which diminish the drinkability.

4
decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Brown/black puor with tan head and lace. Aroma of burnt coffee, abv, and roasted malt. Espresso, roasted malt, nice warmth, and a coffee like bitter. Medium/full bodied with good carbonation. Nicerbwg

3.8
jfb (6229) - GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
(bottle, speedway tasting) deepest brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of cherry juice and marzipan, rather metallic, with a touch of brown sugar icing, some caramel, cornflakes and strawberry syrup. flavour is mostly peanut brittle and dark rye bread, with lots of roasted malts, some dark chocolate and a hint of pigsty in the semi-dry finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

4.1
nuplastikk (6206) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2013
750ml bottle shared by Brad. Wow. Mellow, especially for the ABV. Choco-coffee aroma. Perfect mouthfeel, very impressive, completely perfect on the palate. Big coffee, refined molasses awesomeness. World Class coffee beer all the way.

4.4
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2013
Another huge thanks to bman1113vr for sharing this bottle at the pre Big Texas Beer Fest tasting. Black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of coffee and chocolate notes with a hint of roasted malt. The flavor is more of the same. I get some great, rich, nutty coffee notes as well as some milk chocolate and roasted malt. The alcohol is very well hidden. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Outstanding.


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