EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is reminiscent of coffee and roasted malts, and the appearance combines an opaque black with a large and foamy tan head that fades quickly to a ring. The taste is mildly bitter and mildly sweet, and the palate combines a medium body, slick texture, a lightly bitter finish (which tastes more like black coffee than a beer), and a soft carbonation.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can. Pours an opaque dark brown/black color with a nice fluffy tan head. Aroma is fresh roasted coffee beans and roasted malt. Taste is sweet with lots of coffee and bittersweet chocolate.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can thanks to Crajun. This holds perhaps the biggest coffee aroma of any beer that I have had. Amazing roastyness fills the air. Weaker than hoped for mouthfeel, but the flavor is right alongside with the nose. 8% abv is no where to be found. Very drinkable. Javaheads unite!
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Steverus0 (256) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little too effervescent for a stout, but perhaps this stout needs the extra carbonation to smoothen the deep, rich espresso character.
Nicely roasted malts and a deep brown sugar and coffee character round out a brilliantly balanced flavor.
Pleasant and drinkable, only the mouthfeel puts this brew off the top of its variety.
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BelgianBeerGal (3722) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at the Wigwam beer fest. Wow, this was nice and actually refreshing on a warm day. Like you took a well made sweet stout and mixed in a really high-grade coffee. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Very well made.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown, small tan head. day-old coffee, toast and roast, some smoke, slight vanilla. light sweet, medium bitter. medium body, thinnish feel.
deyholla (9921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a very dark brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and remains. Aroma has a nice espresso note with a bit of roasted malts and a hint of underlying sweet chocolate. Flavor starts with coffee and roasted malts with more espresso in the finish and a bit of sweet chocolate.
RobertDale (5263) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can. Pours black with a nice tan head. ARoma of coffee, roasted malt, and vanilla. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Rich and creamy. Very nice.
Dorkasaur666 (12) - - APR 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really tasty Java stout. Dark bitter coffee taste throughout. I drink it often and consider it Santa Fe’s best achievement.
HonusWagner (2013) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty decent coffee stout, with basically the usual trappings of the style, though lacking the pungent coffee nose I really love. Since I’ve been drinking Bells Java recently, this is kinda lacking.