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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

173 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | 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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EastBay_Nick

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-13-2013 21:36:21 | More by EastBay_Nick
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bird22

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-27-2013 18:04:20 | More by bird22
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -1%

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours pitch black with a healthy two finger light brown head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of dark and toasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor follows, with toasted and lightly charred malt, chocolate, light vanilla and coffee. Finishes a bit thin until a good charred bitterness develops leaving a lingering hop and burnt coffee flavor. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. A full flavored American style imperial stout that is not quite balanced, allowing the high ABV to show through a bit; but redeems itself somewhat in the finish

06-23-2013 02:50:36 | More by LiquidAmber
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -1.5%

Snagged a bottle for 8 bucks from halftime beverage.com. Considering my local place charges 15 I believe I got one hell of a deal. Into a regular pint glass.

A -Deep dense blackness that poured very thick (the way I like it) and a 1/2 inch of deep mocha head atop of this beast is an excellent look for a stout.
S - Cold coffee, sweet and chocolate goodness with a sweet chocolate malt edge, some anise and tobacco and a faint bit of hops are what I am smelling.
T - Wow is this roasty and chock full of dark cocoa. Like 70% strong dark cocoa which is nice I do like the bittering sting of chocolate somewhat. Finish is rather hoppy with sweet citrus hops and there seems to be some coffee notes coming out with some vanilla tones. Kind of acidic somewhat.
M - Not as thick as I wanted more medium bodied and somewhat watery. Not bad just not great.

Overall I guess its just the name and the style that allures me try this. I have had far worse imperial stout but again I have also had more balanced, more bodied stouts. This one is just slightly above average. Final thought at least this beer isn't loaded with anise I hate that crap

06-23-2013 02:08:56 | More by DrDemento456
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anson42

California

4/5  rDev +2%

06-21-2013 05:20:35 | More by anson42
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Topher78

California

4/5  rDev +2%

06-16-2013 01:55:25 | More by Topher78
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

06-15-2013 05:39:08 | More by mportnoy
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ChalupaBatman

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-12-2013 03:03:46 | More by ChalupaBatman
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

06-05-2013 21:21:43 | More by Hopmodium
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-01-2013 23:27:52 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.5%

06-01-2013 23:27:13 | More by acurtis
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

05-31-2013 20:25:22 | More by waddellc2
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

05-26-2013 06:09:17 | More by twelveinches
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JoshTellez

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-25-2013 20:45:16 | More by JoshTellez
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Spaz7

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-24-2013 21:24:34 | More by Spaz7
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-24-2013 04:13:03 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-17-2013 14:52:43 | More by twenty5
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%

Yep. I'm a sucker for marketing, apparently. Any screen printed bottle with any degree of interesting design is a shoe-in for a purchase for me.

This is a thick and rich stout with mild roasted tones and a touch of chocolate and a bit more molasses. Smooth feel. Mild carbonation. A nice easy drinker. Consistent and thick. I like this. Could sip on this one for a while. I wonder what some age would do to it.

05-16-2013 03:18:11 | More by RblWthACoz
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-10-2013 06:17:55 | More by gtermi
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-29-2013 02:26:56 | More by mc4z
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-22-2013 21:00:59 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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DotBier

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-20-2013 01:27:08 | More by DotBier
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SuyoonShin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

04-13-2013 16:00:28 | More by SuyoonShin
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DovaliHops

California

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%

2013. Pours pitch black with a medium-large dark tan head that goes down slowly. Scent is packed with roasted malt and burnt cocoa aromas. Lots of dark chocolate. A bit of charcoal with some nice espresso aromas. Some earthy aromas with more burnt malt and roasted malt. Very roasty! Taste is dark chocolate at first...tons of roasted malt and a hint of citrus...just a tiny bit. There is a coffee flavor, but it is a bit stale...not very fresh. Finishes with more dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is full bodied, and nicely carbonated...maybe a bit too carbonated. Drinkability is high for an imperial stout. Overall, where this beer lacks in depth and complexity, it makes up for in drinkability. It goes down way to smoothly. A beer like this should be treated as a sipper, but it's hard when you are able to take big gulps of it (partially due to carbonation). This is a solid imperial stout, just nothing world class. Flavor is lacking a bit.

04-11-2013 08:30:45 | More by DovaliHops
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Paul68

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-11-2013 00:29:18 | More by Paul68
Scarface Imperial Stout from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
88 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.