Saturday, March 30, 2013

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Scarface Imperial Stout

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Scarface Imperial Stout.

Commercial Description:
"Speakeasy Ales and Lagers is happy to introduce Scarface Imperial Stout. A complicated brew Рbehind its fiercely black exterior is a m̩lange of subtly different roasted malt flavors that add nuance and depth to a style of beer that is too often heavy and one dimensional. To add a bit of roundness to the flavor we diverted about 20% of the brew into our Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, one of which we topped up with cacao nibs from our friends at local San Francisco organic chocolate makers, TCHO, for a period of oak-aging before blending it back into the primary batch. This is a special beer that reveals a little something different about itself every sip. Malts: American 2-row, Belgian Dark Caramel, French Coffee Malt, Chilean Black Malt and English Roasted Barley Hops: Columbus Alcohol by Volume: 9.5% 70 IBUs"
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours jet black with a nice tan head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, toffee and caramel.
Taste: Dark chocolate, sweet caramel and roasted malts, bitter espresso, anise and toffee. Some hop bitterness on the finish.
Overall: Big, solid and rich, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Scarface Imperial Stout has a nice balance of flavors.  Weighing in at 9.5% ABV I found this beer to be very drinkable and enjoyable.


Mark Harvey
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