RATINGS: 163   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

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikevid (15) - - MAR 19, 2013
Very dark beer that tastes just as dark, like a coffee or chocolate. The maltiness is very prominent, almost overwhelming. Easy to taste the alcohol content. Tastes a little bit messy, but still full flavored.

mabel (9874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2017
[9341-20170628] Large bottle. Roasty chocolate grains aroma. Dark brown black cola body with a quick foamy off-white head. Cola syrup and chocolatey roasted flavour. Full body. Good, excellent to savour. (8/3/8/4/16) 3.9

(c/o DuffMan, w/ him, jercraigs, others)

dojken (674) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2017
Flaska på Muris! Doft av lakrits o svag sötma.
Först råa kaffebönor sedan lakris sedan chokladtoner som avslutning. Bra beska för att vara stout. God o lång smak. Hyfsat o ok.

jercraigs (10921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
2017-06-28. Black body, nice brown head. 3+ Aroma is lightly hoppy, light roast, toasty malt. 7+ Flavour is quite nice, lightly toasty roast, sweetish dark malt character. 7++ Smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Very nicely balanced, dangerously drinkable. 7/4/8/4/16 Bottle shared by duffman.

DuffMan (10733) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle, shared with jercraig and mabel on their visit West. Near black with a brown head that retains nicely. Hard roast with vanilla undertones, some cocoa and aniseed, dry woody finish. Very nice.

hackobock (4095) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2016
October 30, 2016. Bottle at home.

Black with a large frothy brown head. Aroma is roasted and malty with dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, hints of ink, ash, licorice, light notes of vanilla and molasses in the background. Taste is bitter, light sweet, roasted and malty. Quite bitter finish, slightly dry, with some ash and ink, cocoa and coffee, some grassy bitter hop notes, light malty sweetness with toffee and dark berries. Medium to full bodied, soft to average carbonation.

Solid imperial stout, a bit too bitter in the finish though.

Samuel214 (1508) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2016
Stor flaska delad på Bishops Arms, Örebro. Dryga året gammal. Svartbrun med nästan två fingrar högt beiget skum. Doft av toffee, choklad, mocca. Medelstor kropp. Hårt rostad, kärv. Saknar nästan lite sötma. Lite toffee, choklad, kaffe. Aningen för spretig och stickig.

onceblind (10701) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Black pour under a thin khaki hued head. Big chocolate and roast and light clove/cinnamon tone almost like a Mexican chocolate cake, but sweeter and with a dose of milk chocolate. Rich flavor that’s bright and roasty, with loads of bittersweet dark chocolate, some kind of earthy spice, a little less spice and Mexican-like than the nose but there’s still something there--with a weirdly almost pineapple-like tone near the end. There’s something odd in there I can’t put my finger on, it’s not just boozy dark chocolate and roast malt with a hint of coffee. Hard to put my finger on. But it’s delightful nonetheless.

SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Col crémeux condensé sur une robe très noire. Au nez, riche cacao et caramel chaud avec réglisse et eau-de-vie. Au goût, acidité boisée qui étouffe un peu l’affaire montée par les malts noirs. En bouche, le corps de bonne densité est peuplé de bulles piquantes. La texture est vraiment soyeuse. La finale est amère sur des notes boisées et alcoolisées.

Desverger (13185) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
[email protected] Malmö, Malmö (09/07/2016) - pours black with a tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste with chocolate, coffee, caramel, burnt dark malty nuances, some vanilla, subtle bourbon nuance in the finish.

Nisse666 (8108) - 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

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