AleSmith Brewing Company Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Kopi Luwak

Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Kopi Luwak

 

AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, California, United States 🇺🇸

Stout - Imperial Regular
Score
8.39
ABV: 12.0% IBU: 70 Ticks: 24
Kopi Luwak is one 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 off the fruit of the coffee cherry. They are then gathered by humans from the jungle floors of Indonesia, thoroughly cleaned, and sun-dried. A precise roasting by San Diego's Ryan Bros. Coffee leads to an extremely aromatic and an exceptionally smooth final product that complements this barrel-aged imperial stout amazingly well. Good to the last dropping.
 

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9
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Finally ticking this! Bottle @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head. Aromas of vanilla, fudge, light tobacco, dark bitter chocolate, malty, subtle roasted coffee in the back. Taste is pretty fudgey, vanilla, thick barrel character, malty, roasty, coffee, light ashy, dark bitter chocolate.

Tried from Bottle on 06 Nov 2019 at 16:55


7.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8

Bottle - Big bourbon notes, dark chocolate and a touch of coffee. Jet black with a nice light brown head. Dark rich coffee and some roast with lots of barrel notes. Bourbon and coffee.

Tried from Bottle on 15 Jul 2017 at 22:00


8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 9

From 750 ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, dark dried fruits, vanilla, coffee, chocolate caramel. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma, alcoholic. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.

Tried from Bottle on 06 Feb 2017 at 16:20


8.3
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Bouteille 75cl via trade @ Sebletitje’s Farewell Tasting. Dégustée avec la version BA. Brune foncée, col épais et crémeux, généreux café au lait. Arôme est chargé de belles effluves de café, retro Bourbon ajoutant un côté de vanille. Palais est épais avec une compsante huileuse et une fine amertume arrivant en fin de bouche.La base reste similaire aux autres Speedway avec un alcool de 12% qui est bien présent et un solide fini malté orienté vers le caramel, plein de chocolat et côté mélasse ponctué par de petites notes de fruits noirs.

Tried on 22 Nov 2016 at 06:25


8.8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

Imported from my RateBeer account as AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Kopi Luwak (by AleSmith Brewing Company):
Aroma: 9/10, Appearance: 4/5, Taste: 9/10, Palate: 4/5, Overall: 18/20, MyTotalScore: 4.4/5

18/XI/16 - 75cl bottle @ Seb's Farewell Tasting (Eugene's place) - BB: n/a (2016-1332) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, creamy irregular beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, alcohol, dried fruits, ripe banana, yeasty, very roasted, cocoa powder, alcohol. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, lots of dark chocolate, caramel, alcohol, sweet. Aftertaste: very bitter, cocoa powder, sweet touch, lots of vanilla, caramel, bit sugary, lots of chocolate.

Tried from Bottle on 18 Nov 2016 at 16:13


8.4
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8.5

Bottle, courtesy of PotjeBier. Aroma of bourbon vanilla and nice smooth coffee. Rich flavor of thick vanilla, coffee, mild cherry, licorice, choco and a long lingering finish. I really like the combination of kopi and bourbon. Thanks for this awesome bottle!

Tried from Bottle on 16 Jan 2016 at 05:44


8.3
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 9

75 cl (from an IP trade with richiesd) @ home, shared with borresteijn, MarcodL & caesar. Black color. Beige head, just a little. Aroma’s: alcohol, a bit paint thinner/aceton at first, a bit weird smell (erm...), that you get with Kopi Luwak beers. Later there’s more sweetness, bourbon, vanilla and the pain thinner disappears (fortunately). Flavor is sweet. Strong alcohol feel. Medium to full bodied. Long lingering finish.

Tried on 16 Jan 2016 at 05:40


8.6
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Bottle thanks to Potjebier, medium sample. Dark color, medium brown frothy head. Aroma of roasted malts, some caramel and vanilla sweetness, bourbon, cookie, biscuit, slight booze. Not a lot of coffee, hardly noticeable. Medium sweetness in taste, cookie and biscuit from bourbon, vanilla, slight boozy. Again, not much coffee, which can be expected as kopi lowak is quite delicate and therefore nonsense to brew with in such a heavy flavored beer. Its basically similar to a regular bourbon speedway, which is by itself absolutely fantastic. No need to add delicate coffee, so therefore it scores a couple of tenths less for me than just the bourbon speedway. Still highly enjoyable ofcourse and wonderfully balanced.

Tried from Bottle on 16 Jan 2016 at 05:30


8.3
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

75cl Bottle shared, thanks for tonight’s beers Potje! Black colour, beige head. Aroma of bourbon, sweet soft coffee, treacle, toasted coconut, vanilla, quite sweet, roasted malts, liqueur bon-bons. Flavour is sweet, roasted malts, bourbon, light soft sweet coffee, vanilla, bon-bons, bitter finish. Medium to full bodied, smooth. Good.

Tried from Bottle on 16 Jan 2016 at 05:14


7
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7

1 pt 9,4 fl oz bottle thanks to Dunbar72! Sampled on March 7, 2015.Very dark brown to black color, dark brown head. Sweet, alcohol, coffee, green bell peppers scent. Coffee, alcohol, spicy, fruity taste. Chocolate, coffee aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Dry finish.

Tried from Bottle on 08 Mar 2015 at 09:44