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Scarface Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Scarface Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Scarface Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: augustgarage on 02-13-2013)
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

07-13-2013 21:36:34 | More by EastBay_Nick
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California

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

09-08-2013 23:28:45 | More by Spaz7
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California

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

02-13-2013 04:00:54 | More by Trilogy31
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

05-31-2013 04:16:22 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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Greywulfken

New York

4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: in a large snifter, oily ink black beer with a slim but rich dark milky head; lace mote speckles

S: dark, sweet, chocolate and roasted malt aromas infused with that bright whiskey vapor

T: middle ground between the chocolate and espresso character, the bourbon pulling out woodsy flavors, like oak

M: silky, not too dense, slightly sticky, slightly coating, very mellow

O: I really enjoyed the "basic" Scarface, and this is a more elegant version of that drink. The bourbon barrel-aging may not appeal to all, but in my estimation, it works well with Imperial stouts more often than not. In this beer, a smooth and rugged beer is rounded off with lighter notes and flavors, but also a deeper, more luxurious character.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 01:28:26 | More by Greywulfken
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a 17 oz. snifter.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with bubbles all over the body and with a vigorous pour the somewhat dark tan head rose to a finger's length.

Smell: Quite an aroma if you ask me, rich of bourbon light scotch complimented with vanilla-chocolate. It is addicting just inhaling this brew.

Taste: A sweet bitterness that is mixed with espresso and molasses. You feel a scotch medley in the end which is quite appetizing.

Mouth: medium at best, but to say it is smooth is being sarcastic or just not knowing what you are talking about. It is easy an acquired taste and the feel that is gentle for what this brew is.

Overall: Is this an improvement from the orginal Scarface Imperial, I would say yes. In my honest opinion rarely the "barrell aged" exceeds the original but Speakeasy out did themselves. This brew is a steal for the price and honestly I am happy I bought two bottles when I saw it. Grab a snifter or best available beer glass and enjoy, Salud!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 07:25:10 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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mc4z

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-06-2013 03:01:04 | More by mc4z
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leprakhan

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-07-2013 08:40:49 | More by leprakhan
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KevSal

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-18-2013 05:39:53 | More by KevSal
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floraday

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-04-2013 01:23:01 | More by floraday
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augustgarage

California

4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Jupiter during Sourfest - served in a small snifter - brief review from notes:

Opaque seal brown liquid with a thin head which dissipates before the color can be named. Thin pasty lacing.

Rich aroma of vanilla and molasses along with roast barley, bittersweet chocolate, leather, tobacco, etc.

The flavor profile closely follows the nose, though more potent still with a pleasing medium-dry finish and a long roasty yet mellow finish. Alcohol is well integrated and there are a few brighter esters suggesting plum or other fruit for balance.

Velvety, thick, but not over-done mouth-feel with adequate carbonation.

A very respectable stout from Speakeasy - surprisingly so, perhaps the first of their beer to warrant some real enthusiasm.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2013 00:57:20 | More by augustgarage
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kaseydad

California

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Waited a few months to partake and away we go…..btw….love the name and bottle image. They didn’t cover the eyes with the wax…+1 for that.

Pours a dark brown colored ale with a nice beige colored head. Good lacing. Solid look.

Getting a big dose of charred whiskey but that is to be expected. Apple, roasted malt, dark and creamy chocolate

The taste has more whiskey elements shining through with a big burnt, roasted malt, black coffee and baker’s chocolate finish. Lingering light bitter aftertaste. Blended well imo. Light hops. Slight numbing of the gums. Dat is good.

Silky, oily mouthfeel.

Overall I think this worked very well. I think it’s ready to drink now before it loses the whiskey element, which stands out here. The price point was good..me thinks $11.99 for a bomber…and I will be seeking this out again…..if I can find it.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 16:25:38 | More by kaseydad
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ngeunit1

California

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a hint of brown and a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades normal.

S - Roasted chocolate malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, coffee, black licorice, molasses, dark fruits, earthy hops, and some booze.

T - Roasted chocolate malts, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, roasted coffee, black licorice, molasses, dark fruits, earthy hops, bit of smoke, and some booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming and sweet finish.

D - Nice barrel aged imperial stout. Good overall balance.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 06:55:39 | More by ngeunit1
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California

4/5  rDev +1%

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California

4/5  rDev +1%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

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California

4/5  rDev +1%

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California

4/5  rDev +1%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

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Scarface Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
88 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.