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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
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, Jul 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Spaz7, Sep 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Trilogy31, Feb 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Bonko_the_sane, May 31, 2013
Photo of Greywulfken
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.

Greywulfken, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
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!

BlurryVisi0n, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

mc4z, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

leprakhan, Mar 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

KevSal, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

floraday, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of augustgarage
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.

augustgarage, Feb 13, 2013
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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.

kaseydad, Nov 03, 2013
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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.

ngeunit1, Mar 01, 2013
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Scarface Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.