AleSmith Brewing Company Speedway Stout - Espresso and Madagascar Vanilla

Speedway Stout - Espresso and Madagascar Vanilla

 

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

Stout - Imperial Special
Score
7.50
ABV: 12.0% IBU: - Ticks: 14
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Tried from Can on 20 Nov 2021 at 06:49


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

Can from Struise Shop. Cloudy black, stable, frothy, beige head. Intense aroma of espresso, vanilla bean, almond, blue plum, raisin, chestnut, toast, vague aniseed, teriyaki, whisky. Taste has restrainedly sweet prune, raisin & dried fig, going over a thick roasted malty body with notes of toast, toasted nuts & coffee bean - the latter lending a sourish bean effect too; undercurrent of earthy-umami teriyaki. Heavily roasted finish containing bitter herbal hops, dry liquorice root, cold espresso & coffee dregs almost, but a gentle hint of vanilla too, until the whisky-like alcohol kicks in with a late heating effect. Full body, oily texture, average carbonation. A discovery in itself, the main focus of this brew is coffee which is executed thoroughly, with enough room to find out other complexities. Great.

Tried on 03 Oct 2021 at 11:10


7.1
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 6

Can Glasbanken 2021-09-04 Göteborg
AR: bitter chocolate/ coffee, vanilla, heat
AP: Tsaritsyn brown, wee beige lid
F: bitter chocolate/ coffee, vanilla, heat, not worth the money --- Beer merged from original tick of Speedway Stout - Espresso & Madagascar Vanilla on 05 Sep 2021 at 10:46 - Score: Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 6.5. Original review text: Can Glasbanken 2021-09-04 Göteborg AR: bitter chocolate/ coffee, vanilla, heat AP: Tsaritsyn brown, wee beige lid F: bitter chocolate/ coffee, vanilla, heat, not worth the money

Tried from Can on 04 Sep 2021 at 10:43


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

Jet black with a rich light brown head. Dark espresso and chocolate. Espresso, chocolate and vanilla in the finish. Solid.

Tried from Can on 06 Jul 2021 at 20:44


7.9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

Pours pitch black and a firm brown head that doesn't last long. Aroma's of vanilla mostly. Retronasal it's vanilla, sweet, coffee, dark chocolate. Flavour is (above) moderate sweet, sweet coffee, chocolate. Strong alcohol feel, a bit sharp. Medium bodied. Long finish, roasty bitterish. I like it.

Tried from Can from Sterk Avondverkoop on 11 Jun 2021 at 21:10


7.4
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5

Can 473ml (Piwne Mosty)
Opaque colour, medium-sized brownish head. Sweetish roasted latte aroma with hints of vanilla. Full-bodied. Flavour has espresso and cocoa, dark chocolate, some bitterness, vanilla and touch of alcohol. Complex, robust, well-brewed.

Tried from Can on 07 Jun 2021 at 18:02


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

Can. Black with a fat coat of tan head. Aroma of vanilla, cream, blackberries, mocha. Not very roasty at all. But it's there upon a sip and then it's rather like a blend of Péché Mortel and Aphrodisiaque - but (/so?) it lacks the dry intensity of the former's finish and the lush plumpness of the latter. It's good but there's too much departure from normal Speedway for me, one the of the charms of which is that it stays on the main drag.

Tried from Can on 17 May 2021 at 14:41



6.9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 6.5 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7

Black with a small beige head. Aroma is massive licorice above anything else with cola. Plasters and vegetal coffee. Sadly a bad take on a great base beer. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.

Tried from Can on 09 May 2021 at 21:55


8

Päris hea versioon, kohvisem ja vaniljesem kui originaal, nagu võis ka oodata. Mõnusat šokolaadi ja humalat on ka. Alks on tuntav, aga ei midagi hullu 12 voli kohta. Havai speedway tasemini ei küündi päris, aga väga hea kraam ikka.

Tried on 24 Apr 2021 at 21:50