Alesmith Speedway Stout BA w/ Kopi Luwak Coffee

4.3

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20

adamjackson (1192) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – APR 28, 2013

Trying this one side by side with the regular Kopi Luwak (non BA) 

A – Pours thin and not oily, half a finger leather like head. Not as thick as I expected. 

S – Coyingly sweet nose, lots of vanilla, sort of earthy 

T – sweet, vanilla, bourbon is strong at first and then fades to this very nutty earthy coffee taste. i get some heavy leather. I get really fresh toffee 

M – Medium body, roasted sweet finish 

O – Impressive but I think the bourbon takes away from the exceptional regular Kopi Luwak. The bean is so great and to barrel age this is weird and a bummer. 

Alesmith Speedway Stout BA w/ Kopi Luwak Coffee
Alesmith Speedway Stout BA w/ Kopi Luwak Coffee