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RATINGS: 118   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
From tap. Pours murky and dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is darkmalty and light fruity. Dark roasted and malty flavoured. Dark toffee and roasted caramelish. Smooth into the finish. Nice and lovely one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2010
(22oz hand bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, toffee, and caramel with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
on tap-pours a rich brown head and black color. Aroma is sweet dark malt-licorice. Taste is sweet dark malt-licorice, ashy, some earthy hops. Occasional.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours really dark with a 3 finger creamy dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate with underlying vanilla. Med+ body. Flavor is bourbon/vanilla, nasty burnt malt, coffee and chocolate. It burns - whether from burnt malt or hop? Delicious. Finishes dry and bitter. No noticeable heat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2010
Draught at Birreria Paradiso. See-through dark brown, scant head, scant lacing. Aroma of sweet Hershey bar. Taste is bitter dark cocoa. Complex and interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9944) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 12, 2010
A: An incredibly nice looking pour on this beer, plenty of tan foam with a viscous black liquid underneath. S: The nose is full of the usual suspects for an imperial stout. Coffee, bitter chocolate, and roasted malt with a slight smokiness to it. T: The flavor pretty much mimics the nose. A nice coffee and roasted malt character with some notes of chocolate with a definite bitterness and some light smoke. M: Quite a full bodied beer with a low level of carbonation and a creamy feel on the tongue. D: For a fairly high ABV and a rather bold style, this one is fairly easy to consume and was a pretty interesting beer overall. A pretty solid offering from Speakeasy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
Draught, free sample at New Beer Distributors, NYC. Black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Chocolate aroma, roasted, licorice, viol, cocoa powder, some figs. Chocolate flavor, spicy, some chilli, pepper, salt, cocoa, tar, peat notes, rather roasted, plums and figs, licorice, dark bread. Spicy roasted finish, peat, hay, chocolate and tar.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a sweet chocolate with smooth floral hops, piney and pungent. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt with smooth licorice, piney hops, alcohol warmth, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Tap at Naja’s. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee and roast malt, plums and dates with light smoke notes and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with velvety chocolate, coffee, lightly bitter malt, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of dried fruit, roastiness, dark chocolate and carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, earthiness, roastiness and light dried fruit with a smooth lingering roasty chocolate finish.


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