Scarface Imperial Stout - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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2.78/5 rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
The label clearly stated "Brewed in Small Batches." You'd imagine this would be a good thing right? Speakeasy does a very good "Hunter's Point" porter *OR* Payback Porter so I thought I'd give Scarface a stab...
A - Good black appearance in the 12oz Tulip I poured it in, decent head and head retention. Nothing wrong here.
S - Above average, sweet malts, a bit of coco and vanilla. Upon a semi aggressive swirl you get a creamy milky smell as if I'd almost swear lactose was added to this brew. Roast comes out as well. Inviting...I've never had this beer before so I'm dying now to dive in.
T - OK. Here's where it all goes wrong. I do get the flavors I mentioned above in the smell BUT it's rough around the edges, or rather rounded out in the middle and finish with a char - cigarette smokiness that wont go away.
M - Get rid of that smoke. Ruined the beer for me...otherwise everything else was fine.
O - Drainpoured the last 10oz or so. At $5.99, not a bad price for a bomber of a Imperial anything...but money would have been better spend adding 2 more dollars and picking up a 4-pack of Green Flash Double Stout or Old Raspy.
Sorry Speakeasy for the rough review as I do LOVE your Firkin' Fridayz!
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2012 15:35:23 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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