Scarface Imperial Stout | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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3.93/5
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223 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
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Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MisterClean on 02-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,185
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
223
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
40
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 72
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of Vylo
4.94/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Totalpackage411
4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was as good of Stout as any. I had to special order this as it is a limited release and we don't get to big of a variety from Speakeasy in So Cal. It was worth it, this is a rich beer with an excellent drink ability. highly recommend this one if you can find it, Speakeasy rocks! The Scarface barrel aged stout is next on my list if I can get a hold of it.

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Photo of dudecandle
4.77/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

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Photo of kirchnak
4.76/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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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!

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4.52/5  rDev +15%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of cosmicevan
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.

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Scarface Imperial Stout from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 223 ratings
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