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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


ACHops' rating

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1267) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2013
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours thick inky black with thin mocha head. Laces well. Aroma is molten chocolate and dark malts. Taste is big roasty slightly charred malts with thick rich dark chocolate and fresh espresso on the finish. Not boozy, but easily tastes its 9.5%. Gotta try the bourbon barrel version, this has really piqued my palate.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (5973) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2016
Draught at Ölrepubliken 2016-06-17 Göteborg AR: truffle cacao, milk chocolate AP: dark brown, stouty brown stead lid F: milk chocolate, roasted malt, coffey with cream

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1152) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Pours black with lots of carbonation. Aroma of chocolate and peanut butter with some saltiness. Thick mouthfeel with lots of fiziness. Nice bitter aftertaste. Good imperial. Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1339) - CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
Appearance: nearly opaque black with brown around the margins, one fat finger of medium dense light beige head, excellent retention and chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: roasty malts, dry cocoa, liquorice, hint of bourbon barrel. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate biter. (7/10) Medium body, soft carbonation, dry bitter warming finish. (3/5) Yeah, I know it’s supposed to be spring, but I’ve got too many of these dark things on hand, gotta drink ‘em down. Not all that impressive an imperial stout - tends a bit to the thin side, and the barrel notes are muted, even after warming. On the up side, it’s not heavy, so it’s fairly easy drinking for a nearly double digit ABV. Pleasant enough. (14/20)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2576) - SPAIN - MAY 12, 2016
Tap / Tirador. @ HopBuds, Nagoya, Japon. A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice / Malta tostada, chocolate, cafe, regaliz.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2158) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2016
Aroma is dark toast. sweet and vanilla on the tongue. No barrel comes through. Average dark imperial stout. Not bitter not unbalanced. Thin fading head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3403) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 18, 2016
Draught. Brownish black with a thin head. Aroma is toasted malt and coffee. Flavour is warm spice, fruit and coffee, toasted malt finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5483) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
22oz bottle. pours out a dark brown topped with a small head. nose is roast light barrel notes smoke and coffee. taste is more of the smoke light roast malts and a touch of barrel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3315) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Dark brown, near black color. Nose is heavy roast, some light smoke, and a little oak barrel. Taste is predominately roast, then a little barrel and cocoa. Something earthy and mildly bittersweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2016
Draft @ Taproom, Malmö. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1350) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Near black, clearish in the light. Aroma is roast coffee, licorice. Flavour is very bitter chocolate, coffee, licorice. Decent, a bit thin for 9.5% but still good


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