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Scarface Imperial Stout - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Scarface Imperial StoutScarface Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 11
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MisterClean on 02-19-2010)
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +27.2%

04-29-2012 05:52:22 | More by CEDAMA
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kirchnak

South Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not a lot of aroma (that I remember). I had it on tap at the weekly Firkin' Friday at the the brewery. It was unbelievably smooth. I knew it was 10.5%, but couldn't taste it. Has nice chocolatey notes, and is velvety smooth. I quickly finished two before I realized what I had done, it is that good. That is also why I don't have a better description for you. Sorry. It is that smooth (and strong). Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2010 05:44:26 | More by kirchnak
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dudecandle

New York

4.8/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Growler into goblet:

A: Black body, slight brownish tint decent head and retention.

S: Smoke, slight alcohol, some dark fruit, plus coffee and wonderful bittersweet chocolate

T: Primarily dark chocolatey, with a good light smokey finish. But the coffee and slight fruit round out the chocolate brilliantly, along with a possible slight herbal hop mixed in there as well, balancing the smoke on the finish.

M: A bit light, but given that this is a growler, that can be expected. The finish seems to last forever, even though the smoke isn't so big on the palate in the first place.

D: Wow. This is probably my favorite stout. Sweet, smokey, bitter, everything a stout should be. Such great balance of the flavors, with a great dose of coffee and smoke without overdoing either. Nothing is overdone, in fact, and all flavors come through so well. The world would be a better place if this was more widely available.

Serving type: growler

01-09-2011 04:43:25 | More by dudecandle
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WizzardOfHops

California

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

04-05-2013 11:09:23 | More by WizzardOfHops
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

06-22-2012 21:06:31 | More by gleemonger
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mostfadedone

California

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

08-13-2012 00:33:20 | More by mostfadedone
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pennywhistle

California

4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It had a delicious, deep roasted malt flavour. Subtle on the coffee - it's there, but it doesn't feel like you've got espresso grounds at the bottom of your glass. This beer is very rich, and very smooth. If it wasn't quite so high in ABV I would want to drink it all the time!

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2010 21:55:40 | More by pennywhistle
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socon67

New York

4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark black color with a rich high brown cola colored foam. Retention is good and lively carbonation settles fast.

S - Strong scent of roasted malt and toffee. This is a very aromatic stout that gained strength as it warmed.

T - "Say hello to my little friend". This packs a nice punch of rich malty flavor, tastes of english toffee and fudge. Maybe the notro did the trick but this seemed incredibly complex.

M - Insanely drinkable. Had to nurse this to really enjoy it. I could of eaily had a second or third glass. For such a rich stout it was very drinkable and masked that ABV.

O - Didn't expect to love this as much. I will get a bottle of this to see if it holds up the same.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-26-2012 15:09:35 | More by socon67
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-13-2013 21:36:21 | More by EastBay_Nick
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-13-2013 17:00:58 | More by Nage37
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cdog707yo

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-03-2014 03:17:21 | More by cdog707yo
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MSardina1

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

09-06-2012 13:47:49 | More by MSardina1
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BarHop510

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-24-2012 14:39:35 | More by BarHop510
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vma

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-04-2014 18:51:08 | More by vma
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-08-2014 04:51:02 | More by GClarkage
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-21-2012 19:45:43 | More by sendbeer
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ricecracker420

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-07-2014 08:03:41 | More by ricecracker420
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-27-2014 20:43:31 | More by sammyg832
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-15-2012 15:33:00 | More by cfinch2
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cowboy83

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-01-2012 14:39:09 | More by cowboy83
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ttttrrrrtttt

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

06-16-2012 00:00:33 | More by ttttrrrrtttt
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theempire

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-16-2012 01:38:25 | More by theempire
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cosmicevan

New York

4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 16oz growler at a speakeasy tasting locally.

a - Watery black with not much head and slippery lacing.
s - malty roasty oaty.
t - alcohol n oats...bitter cocoa beans and roasted coffee.
m/d - big alc tingle, but the fullness is really nice and it has a bit of an oatmeal stout vibe to it, which I love. at first this beer is big and bold and almost too much, but after a few ounces when you get into it...it kills. Really tasty.

Serving type: growler

02-14-2011 02:12:03 | More by cosmicevan
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BrainDad

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Toronado in San Francisco

Deep rich color. Great lacing and one finger of head.

Aroma does not do justice to the flavor, which is deep and rich. Full of roasted malts and chocolate. Has an airy feel that I prefer which is like a chocolate soda, carbonated but not overly so.

Compared to the Obsidian Stout we oredered at the same time, I would definitely come back for this

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2012 20:48:40 | More by BrainDad
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colforbin73

California

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

why only 4 on the overall? because i just had it a second ago for the first time and i am not ready to push it over the top.

ROAST BOMB

this beer is a rich chocoaltey roasted biscuit cream of a beer. speakeasy outdid them selves on this.

bitter hops confound the back end of your palate. after a complex roasted malt attack the piney hop burn on the back sets in slowly -- the abv rears its' head at the very end but darn, this is WAY better than i expected.

this is an extremely drinkable imperial stout. it just hit the shelves, BUY.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 06:41:01 | More by colforbin73
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Scarface Imperial Stout from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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