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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This is the kind of beer that gives the word "stout" a reputation. Extra generous quantities of barley malt, followed by vigorous fermentation leaves this "imperial" heavy weight with 8% alcohol A.B.V. and a body as full as chocolate bread pudding. A complimentary and complex array of bitter notes comes form potent American hops, earthy British hops, black-roasted malts and, of course, coffee. Santa Fe Brewing Company uses only top-quality ingredients like organically grown East Timor coffee beans blended with New Guinea coffee beans, locally roasted by Oíhoriís Coffee House. Its heavenly flavor and aroma canít be beat or imitated.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (3896) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2012
12 oz can shared by Dean via trade. Poured a good looking thick body pitch black with an average sized foamy beige head. Aroma is great, notes of black coffee, lactose, dark toast. Thicker bodied with with medium to fuller mouthfeel if that makes sense, softer carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor started off with a quick hint of metal that faded rapidly, lots of coffee with a touch cream and even some marshmellow, dark toast. This is good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Can, big thanks to Trukpro for this via trade. First off the can is awesome, love the "before noon/after noon" on it. Now to the beer...pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is of lots of coffee, light chocolate, some roast and light hop notes in there. Flavor is a great balance, with a nice quality coffee taste of medium roast, chocolate, and a light finish of some hops and roast. Solid brew with a dangerously well hidden ABV. Props!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBodyBenz (44) - Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2012
I found this beer to have a nice caramel and creamy taste but yet stays strong to itís coffee and chocolate like blend. Very much so enjoyed this Java Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
12oz can pours very dark brown with full dark tan head leaving behind some lacing. The aroma offers up malt balls and dark roasted coffee as well as a mild level of earthy chocolate. The taste begins with some dark roasted malts and dark roasted coffee and then it quickly sweetens up with malts, a bit of chocolate and malt balls. To midway and into the finish those notes are briefly interrupted by a dash of black licorice. Pretty nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle @ The 5th Danish Summer Gathering Ulborg, 2012. Pours black with a small creamy head and lacings. Dusty and fresh grinded coffee. Roasted and bitter. Great mocha is. Smooth. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Black color with lasting tan head. Nice earthy kelp, black malt, burnt espresso, mocha, deep roast aromas. medium body. Rich espresso coffee flavors with mocha, chocolate, earthy black burnt malts--serious breakfast stout

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1031) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2012
A-- Poured a dark brown, near black color. Settled jet black. Just a touch of ruby light penetrating this. One finger of light mocah colored head. Settled to a thin layer of light brown film and decent collar. Slight bit of head retention but more or less a layer of film. Nice spotty lacing with this. S-- Touches of roast, brown sugar, and chocolate. Otherwise, a lot of fresh roasted coffee. Nice nose. Quite appealing and a nice pick me up nose to it. Something I would want to drink at 7 AM. T-- Coffee and dark chocolate. Almost equal amounts of chocolate and coffee. Quite fresh tasting. Touches of rolled oats and brown sugar again but really well done on the coffee part. M-- Solid stuff. Bold, rich and thick. Medium bodied and light medium carbonated. Dry chocolate and coffee finish with just flashes of the acidity and bitterness. Just touches of brown sugar in mid and back again to smooth out the coffee and chocolate. Long lasting roasted coffee and bitter baking chocolate finish. Nice. O-- Well rounded beer. Well hidden alcohol and easy to drink. Damned tasty beer and better to have at 7 AM than a long black. One good coffee stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7210) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Can 355ml @ fonefan
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt and cold coffee. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted cold coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Can @ pre-TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 170812

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13120) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2012
Can. A clear-looking, dark brown beer topped by a dense, light beige head. Heavy doses of dark coffee on the nose, maybe a bit one dimensional, but itís very pleasant. Some roasted malts and resin too. Bitterness, coffee, more coffee and even more coffee in the flavor. I donít like coffee the regular way, this way itís fine. Pleasant bitterness in the end, and lots of coffee of course. Might be a bit one dimensional, but really pleasant anyway. 120817


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