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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Speakeasy Ales and Lagers is happy to introduce Scarface Imperial Stout. A complicated brew – behind its fiercely black exterior is a mélange of subtly different roasted malt flavors that add nuance and depth to a style of beer that is too often heavy and one dimensional. To add a bit of roundness to the flavor we diverted about 20% of the brew into our Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, one of which we topped up with cacao nibs from our friends at local San Francisco organic chocolate makers, TCHO, for a period of oak-aging before blending it back into the primary batch.This is a special beer that reveals a little something different about itself every sip. Malts: American 2-row, Belgian Dark Caramel, French Coffee Malt, Chilean Black Malt and English Roasted Barley Hops: Columbus Alcohol by Volume: 9.5% 70 IBUs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (8135) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours jet black with a medium foamy light brown head. Aroma is very roasty and chocolatey, with loads of woody, roasted malt, chocolate brownies, not much barrel presence, and a considerable hoppiness factor. Flavour is very woody, roasty and hoppy, with chocolate brownies to start, shifting to a very pronounced woody mid-flavour, finishing quite hoppy and bitter - slight boozy finish as well. Quite harsh with some jagged edges, though it’s solid overall. Becomes more and more harsh with each additional sip making drinkability low.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
eros47 (52) - Huntington Park, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Awesome stout. Smells very sweet. Right from the get go I detected a strong chocolate and coffe scent followed by a bit of smokiness. Barely detected any of the hops. Couldn’t smell any of the alcohol at all. Pitch black, light could was not visible through the liquid. Thick light brown/ khaki head. Three fingers of suds. This is truly a dessert beer. Very sweet, but not too sweet. I was drinking what I was smelling. A big heap of chocolate followed by coffe and a hint licorice. At the back end I got just a bit of bitterness that really helped balanced out all the other sweet ingredients. Thick and lightly carbonated. Awesome imperial stout. This beer is one of my favs. Cheers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured jet black with a thin, light brown head. Nose had diacetyl and roast. Well, this was a buttered, caramel popcorn, diacetyl of a beer. Was unfortunately because I was really looking forward to it. Hints of chocolate, roast, and malt sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (520) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Black with a thick beige head. Chocolate and molasses aroma. Creamy texture with notes of tobacco and espresso with a dry hoppy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (734) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Black pour with thin tan head. Roasted sweet chocolately nose. Sweet coffee and chocolate. Roasty malts.light-medium body. Mellow roasty finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5952) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Quite the ’muscular’ pour ... deep midnight red with a colossal light brown head of unmoving foam. The aroma is resplendent with dark fruit, warming chocolate, and bitter coffee. This drinks with the expected mouthful of flavors, leaving your mouth with the impression of having chewed something gooey and sweet. There’s a lingering bitter finish. Well done. (#4583, 5/4/2012)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
Bottle. (my first beer from this brewery) Black with a large tan head. This one was really roasted both in the aroma and taste. Not that sweet with coffee, some chocolate and licorice. Descent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2012
Draught and wonderful. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate and bourbon. Full bodied with no alcohol burn. Balanced chocolate, malt and hop, with caramel melts. Enough hops to keep from getting too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ANGRYCPA (50) - - APR 28, 2012
22 oz bomber. Pours like oil into the mug, pitch black, tan head. Nice coffee aroma on the nose. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol. Alcohol lingers in the palate, just a hint of bitterness , pretty good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Fantastico. Chocolate caramel aroma. Chocolatey taste but too dry of a finish for yours truly. Overall true to style and awesome with a chocolate dessert.

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