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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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

CHUDNW's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CHUDNW (28) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Really solid imp stout. Cocoa, roasted malt, licorice, hops spice on ze nose. More of that on the tongue, with not-cloying or lingering sweetness, dark-roast coffee, caramel, peatiness. Pleasing boozy warmth on the finish. By the end of the bomber I should be fully Al Capone'd, and I don't mean having syphilis. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2444) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2062) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3374) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5174) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3244) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (21888) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1307) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1555) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2016
roasty, coffee, licorice, soy sauce, grass, ABV well integrated, more dry and understated than is usual for the style. Black colour, big tan head, lacing. Big roastiness, salty, lightly sweet for the style, noticable bite, ABV evident, bit of bourbon coming through in the finish. Medium/fullbodied, average carbonation, sticky feel, salty finish. Not top of the class, still enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3073) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
On tap @ 3Små Rum. Very dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty and chocolate tones. Malt, Chocolate, coffee and bitterness. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (2133) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2016
Overall: Coffee, black fruits, bitter cocoa.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. Reviewed 2016-03-22.

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