AleSmith Speedway Stout - Kopi Luwak

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Ive had this twice. The first time was *the* first time, the unveiling of "The Shit" at Speedways own brewery during RBSG 2008 in SoCal. The second was pitcher pours from last years Woodshop in February. Each time it was phenomenal, but I still remember the awe it inspired at RBSG. Blew our fucking minds. It wasnt the best thing I had ever tasted, but it surely competed for best Imperial Stout Id ever tasted. My tasting notes from RBSG focus on the creaminess and purity of the coffee, both on the nose and in the mouth. It was smoothness, like the roastiness and other coffee flavors had been reduced to their essence and then enshrined in a beer that perfectly supported them. The overall impression was that it wasnt as hoppy or as bitter overall as normal Speedway, but with an added warmth that wasnt quite caramel and the full, delicious roast of the coffee shining through in a way that even non-coffee drinkers would love. The only criticism I might have (I feel dirty even using that word, criticism, with this beer) is that its pretty straightforward; there arent layers and layers of flavor. Just the perfectly developed, perfectly present deep, creamy, roasty deliciousness. Dope.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8588) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9556) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (2011) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared @ Sebletitjes Farewell tasting. Coffee, chocolate, pretty darn great, light bitter, nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1774) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle @cgarvieuk. Speedway tasting (Dec 2015) [Rating Backlog] Pours black with a tan head. Nose is coffee, licorice, some chocolate. Taste is coffee, big coffee, slight chocolate, spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1327) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2016
750 ml bottle. Cracked open on New Years Eve. Pours an oily, jet black color and topped by a small, frothy, tan colored head of foam that slowly settles into a thin film. Nice streaks of lace coat the glass. The aroma is really nice showing dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, dark fruits, vanilla, and dark roasted malts to make up the base. The coffee doesnt overpower, but is perfectly integrated with the dark chocolate and malts while adding a nice fruity and nutty undertone. The flavor follows and is a perfect marriage between the dark chocolate, espresso, dark roasted coffee, and malts while a touch of vanilla and toasted nuts helps smooth things out. The coffee roast comes across dry and adds ample balancing bitterness. Full bodied, smooth, and almost chewy on the mouthfeel with balanced carbonation that leads to a smooth roasted coffee finish with no alcohol presence detected. Delicious stuff. This is perfectly balanced, full flavored, and world class imperial stout. Alesmith never seems to disappoint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3771) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
February 13, 2016. Bottle.
Black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is very coffee forward, smooth roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, light earthy and hints of green peppers. Taste is light to medium sweet, soft roasted bitterness. Finish is sweet caramel, roasted coffee, hints of bitter dark chocolate, licorice, slight earthy. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Very good, the green pepper notes drags it down a bit though. More coffee forward than the BA one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokestereo (337) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Pours black with a nougat colored head. Aroma;; Roasted coffee, malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, nuts, and cocoa. Flavours; Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, nuts, some dark fruits and cocoa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdmiralVernon (1028) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
A: Pitch black, huge nougat head that disappears fast. N: Coffee (tart), dark berries, almond, marzipan T: Coffee (bitter), milk chocolate, macadamia nuts O: Very nice balanced! Loads of great coffee flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9808) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee, light booze, vanilla, leather. Taste is more of the same. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11656) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle at craigs. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, soapy, taste is chewy toffee, chocolate, coffee, roasted.

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