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Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Scarface
97 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Scarface

Style: Imperial Stout

ABV: 9.5 IBU: 50

97
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Scarface

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What the brewers say

“Behind its fiercely black exterior is a mélange of subtly different roasted malt flavors: smoke, burnt caramel, and espresso. Not to be taken lightly.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Moderate chocolate, lots of darkly roasted coffee, lots of toasty caramel, bits of sugar cookie, touch of hops, a hint of nuttiness. Some surprising light fruit esters (pear or peach). Some alcohol as the beer warms.”

Flavor: “Big chocolate milkshake with a shot of espresso. Roasted chestnuts straight from a drum cooker, burnt cinnamon roll, old-school earthy American hops, and a very present amount of yeast. Once your palate adapts to the bitterness, the big stout flavors are more noticeable: caramel and chocolate malt, the espresso edge, and the nice sweetness.”

Overall: “Fairly roasty imperial stout with good chocolate and a fair bit of hops to balance throughout. Surprisingly easy to drink. Extremely smooth and creamy with very nice chocolate flavor. Sweet without being cloying. Delicious. Very balanced overall.”

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