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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

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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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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humulusphile

California

2.7/5  rDev -31.8%

2012 vintage on tap at Steep Brews

Far too much oak, burying the stout flavor. Some malty dark bourbon notes are faint, riding very far at the back of the bus, just barely perceptible on the finish. Regular Scarface is far better, I hope for Speakeasy that this was an anomaly, because I've been a fan of most of their beers I've tried thus far.

12-12-2013 07:59:15 | More by humulusphile
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

03-25-2013 00:29:55 | More by Hophead717
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

12-15-2013 02:12:28 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

06-11-2013 12:10:56 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.51/5  rDev -11.4%

Bottle I brought to share during the Churchill's weekend festivities.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and a green apple aroma. Taste is much the same with cocoa and green apple flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a decent barrel aged presence but I am not sure where the green apple aromas and flavors are coming from.

03-05-2013 02:01:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.56/5  rDev -10.1%

650 mL bottle into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with some transparency. Small khaki head and a thin collar.

Smell - Whiskey, not a very sweet or rich whiskey aroma though. Oak. A little fruity. Some chocolate.

Taste - More of a bourbon flavor. Still not to rich. Caramel and vanilla. Chocolate and coffee roasted malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. A little sweet.

Overall - Definitely an improvement on the base. Cuts the hoppiness nicely.

11-12-2013 01:50:46 | More by Alieniloquium
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TheSixthRing

California

3.66/5  rDev -7.6%

Appearance - Pours deep, dark and inky, with a dark tan finger width head and fair dissipation. What's left behind is a broken layer of suds across the surface, and a fair ring around the edge. Lacing is thin and streaky, with fair stick.

Smell - Holy hot nose, Batman! This smells almost exclusively like ethanol, with buried notes of chocolate, oak and roasted malt to save this from being a complete olfactory disaster.

Taste - Thankfully not nearly as hot in the flavor as the nose would suggest. First notes to hit the tongue are strong milk chocolate and a touch of anise. Bourbon and the accompanying heat that comes with it appear shortly after. Mild notes of roast pop in near the finish then fade, leaving an oaky, bourbony and milk chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel - On the lighter side of full-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Goes down smoother than expected, though there's a bit of bite from the alcohol. Dry finish.

Overall - A solid, though unspectacular barrel-aged impy. One of those rare beers where the smell is atrocious, but the brew tastes good. For the price, I'd probably skip on trying this again, but as it was a birthday gift to begin with I can't complain too much. :)

10-29-2013 04:45:47 | More by TheSixthRing
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Beermasterjarrett

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-23-2014 07:34:02 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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shagens

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-29-2013 12:47:19 | More by shagens
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drz955

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-30-2014 14:09:55 | More by drz955
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EB1

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-28-2013 20:57:56 | More by EB1
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codynevels

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-30-2013 17:28:16 | More by codynevels
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dubinsky

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-10-2014 05:16:32 | More by dubinsky
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BKBassist

New York

3.79/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured into a tulip.

A - Nice fairly dark brown head with big fluffy bubbles. Fast dissipation. Body is a rich dark brown. Looks very much like a RIS.

S - Lots of oak with a hint of caramel sweetness.

T - Very bourbon forward, a bit hot. A hint of milk stout like sweetness. Some dark meaty candied date notes.

M - A tad watery. Not the velvet smoothness that I look for in a RIS, but not unpleasant.

O - A fine drinkable BA RIS that loses some points for being a bit too hot and not quite there in the mouthfeel.

07-21-2013 03:19:57 | More by BKBassist
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SanFranJake

California

4/5  rDev +1%

02-18-2013 03:53:56 | More by SanFranJake
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Madskill

California

4/5  rDev +1%

10-29-2013 04:38:15 | More by Madskill
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MCain04

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

11-08-2013 18:38:44 | More by MCain04
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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

07-29-2014 04:46:23 | More by BarrelAgedG
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BeerKing510

California

4/5  rDev +1%

08-05-2014 22:02:33 | More by BeerKing510
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mikul93

California

4/5  rDev +1%

04-01-2013 18:43:22 | More by mikul93
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reverbking

California

4/5  rDev +1%

04-03-2013 03:08:30 | More by reverbking
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GRFounder

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

03-30-2014 22:42:01 | More by GRFounder
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

03-25-2013 16:00:24 | More by Holland
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

02-15-2013 17:11:46 | More by drummermattie02
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yoitsarch

California

4/5  rDev +1%

02-27-2013 00:47:14 | More by yoitsarch
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Scarface Imperial Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.