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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #53. Black pour with a milk chocolate brown head. Light roast coffee aroma, dark chocolate. Bitter roast flavor, more coffee with a lingering bitterness. (2195)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2274) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop: Poured an evil dark black while a tan colored head formed on top only to retreat moments later. The nose is lush and robust with a rich aroma of perfectly roasted black malts with a hint of lactose to balance and sweeten the coffee presence. The drink is mind blowing with a bold delivery of roasted coffee bean and bitter sweet chocolate that mesh together in harmony. Also, in the finish there is a thick taste of roast coffee that just hits the spot and sends satisfaction signals to my brain. Prime example of what an Imperial stout should be. I’m sort of surprised it was brewed by Speak Easy, but I will be keeping my eye on future releases.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2628) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle. A dark brown to black color with a brown head that quickly laced. Strong chocolate, mild coffee, and caramel with a nice dry roasted finish with lingering sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
On tap at Pi Bar. Big, intense looking black pour with a thick one-finger tan head. Interesting aroma of roast, dark chocolate, anise, oak, and bourbon. The flavor is slightly sweet and slightly bitter with dark chocolate, molasses, bourbon, earth, and licorice. Full bodied with average carbonation for the style and a slightly tannic mouthfeel. Some boozy warmth. Fills you the hell up. Solid effort from Speakeasy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
Draught at Rattle ’N’ Hum, as part of a flight of beers, on January 29, 2012
Black color, brown head. Sweet, coffee, honey scent. Sweet, spicy, green peppers, coffee taste. Sweet, coffee aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Draft. Deep black. Light coffee, cappachino head lasting and slowly fading. Tasye is sweet, bitter and boozy all in one. Coffee, cocolate and vanilla too

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Draft. Blackish beer with a brown head. Chocolate and light roast aroma. Chocolate and coffee flavor with light roast. Fuller bodied. Chocolate and light roast lingers with coffee and light vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
On tap at the Ginger Man. Good drinkabilty, looks and aromas yet not an exceptional RIS. Smooth drinker, licorice, big head and lacey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Yummy! Roasty! Malty! Expensive! This growler from Whole Foods pours oily black with a light tan head. I appreciate an imperial stout that isn’t afraid to bear its boozy breath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2011
foamy yet thick and substantial with an altogether well bred spice and bit of smoke blended perfectly with a chocolate coffee. still beery and not boozy it enhances what i like. B-E-E-R! some more on the body it’s thick like souffle. brought to you in good condition from a fine tap line @ Rattle and Hum nyc. small mocha head.

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