Alesmith / Mikeller Beer Geek Speedway Stout

 

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This beer is the culmination of the efforts of two world-class brewers to create the most vitalizing coffee stout in the world. AleSmith and good friend Mikkeller join forces, blending the legendary Speedway Stout and Beer Geek Brunch Weasel together into one massive Imperial Oatmeal Stout with enough coffee and oats to substitute for your weekend brunch.
Final Rating: 4.13/5

look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25Poured from a 750mL bottle into an Alesmith taster glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a jet black inky opaque body with a mocha colored 2 finger head that sticks around for a while to leave a layer of retention and pretty thick lacing. A nice looking brew.

Aromas are light roasted coffee, chocolate malt, oats, toffee, some dark fruits, light vanilla. On the tongue is a dark roasted malt, light roasted coffee, dark fruit, toffee, a touch of vanilla, finishing with a slightly bitter coffee taste that sticks on the tongue for a bit.

As far as mouthfeel, I would have maybe preferred a little thicker, richer body, it’s a little light for a 12% ABV imperial stout. Reminds me more of a porter than a stout. That being said, it’s very drinkable and the ABV is pretty well hidden. Medium carbonation.

Overall I enjoyed putting this one down. The coffee added an extra layer of complexity to regular speedway. Maybe it would have been a little more flavor packed consumed fresh.

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