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RATINGS: 300   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 O’hori’s Coffee House. Its heavenly flavor and aroma can’t be beat or imitated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1519) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Aroma of coffee with notes of chocolate and malt. Pours an opaque brown with a short lived tan head and nice lacing. Taste Is overall bitter. Strong bitter coffe flavor with hints of dark bitter chocolate and malt sweetness. A bitter coffee aftertaste persists. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, an excellant imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Draft at the brewery, served in a pint glass. Pours an opaque coffee brown with a small beige head. The aroma is virtually nothing but coffee. Same with the flavor. Like cold coffee. The body is a bit thin and has a metallic note late. Moderate carbonation. Not really my thing. Re-Rate: So this tastes better from a can than on tap at the source. Go figure. The coffee pops more, and everything is smoother. Upgrade.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (963) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2012
1/2 pint @ draught house. Appearance is black, translucent, small khaki head fades. Aroma is definitely coffee, that’s about it! The taste is dark rich coffee, burnt, medium-bitter, and just a tiny bit hoppy. Long aftertaste, lingers. Heavy body, but fizzy on the tongue at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Aroma was light beer with nice coffee notes, slight sweetness. appearance was dark color, caramel head bordering on white. taste was full of coffee, rich and slightly sweet nice finish, dry, well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
(12oz can) Pours a mahogany body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Can! Inky black pour! Nose is coffee, earth, dark roast malts! Flavor is coffee, bitter, dark bread, earth! Fantastic, full mouthfeel!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (986) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours dark, dark ruby with a tiny light beige head. Smells of coffee, coffee, and coffee. Taste is coffee, coffee, and coffee, with coffee bitterness. Medium-to-full bodied with a smooth texture and lightly fizzed mouth-carbonation, Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout finishes with a touch of coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3444) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Can: Great coffee nose. Dark-roasted flavors. Syrupy sweetness (sweet cream, vanilla, caramel and taffy). Some burntness as well. Scorchy bitterness lingers on the tongue. A little stark in the middle, and the sweetness is a bit much, but it’s still a decent coffee stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Lucky enough to get one of the last of these. Excellent and I wanted more. Coffee flavor was good but not overdone. Good job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (715) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2012
This is really good! Pours a rich dark blackish brown. Great coffee nose followed by some chocolate notes. Tastes of rich unroasted green coffee, earthy like. Followed by more coffee flavors mixed with dark chocolates. The malt sweetness blends well with these flavors. The finish is still dominated by coffee. When they say java they mean java. This is more than just a great breakfast drink!

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