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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1187) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pours black with a touch of ruby. Clean straight forward coffee aroma. Very nice coffee flavor followed by a dryness on the palate. Overall, very lovely. A strong assertive coffee flavored brew. Thanks to BarZigKin for his generosity...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1829) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2015 Delicious Imperial coffee stout in a can? Now this is something I can get behind. Thanks, gregwilsonstl. Poured into a nonic pint glass, an opaque black colour, reddish at the edges when held to the light, with thick, creamy orange-ish beige foam, long-lasting with lace. Beautiful appearance. Aromas of coffee, burnt grains, bread, toast, fruity esters, not much hops, but thatís true-ti-style. Flavour was tart, fruity again, very slight sourness, very caramelly, less coffee than in the aroma, not terribly roasty, nicely balanced bittersweetness. Overall, quite creamy, smooth, rounded mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation, pleasant aftertaste. Great stuff, for sure.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3236) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Can: Very dark brown pour yielding a finger of creamy tan head. Strong aroma of fresh coffee and cocoa... some semblance of Kahlua... lovin it! Lots of coffee in the flavor, really more of a high-quality medium roast than dark espresso. A little hop bitterness along for the ride. I wish more of the aroma would have translated to the taste, but this is still very refreshing (I still love this style) and overall very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2853) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Canned. Dark brown pour. White head. Dark roasty malts and coffee aroma and bitter chocolate aftertaste good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pours a deep black with a medium creamy/bubbly tan head. Aroma of coffee, milk chocolate and vanilla. Flavor of vanilla, roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
12 oz Can. Like the Happy Camper IPA, this is wonderfully flavorful. I love the wonderful rich full bodied coffee flavor. The stout provides the perfect platform for the richness and complexities of a good cup of coffee. If you start the day off with a cup of coffee this is a perfect way to start your evening.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1825) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2013
From can. Dark black. Beautiful thick tan head. Mild. Tastes like an iced coffee. Nice plain packaging. Unexpected subtle hot pepper aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (4538) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce can. Dark viscous brown with a thin, beige head of foam. Aroma has coffee and some lactic notes. Sort of weird. Taste is roasty with some mild bitterness kicking in from the coffee. Thick mouthfeel. The lactic notes in the nose thankfully donít translate to the taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (468) - Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Extremely dark in the glass considering alc ercentage following dark iced tea pour, nice full green coffee beans, clean carbonated body for the style, nice smooth lively mouth and after. A beer truly great for breakfast. Itís no beer geek, but itís a great bfast stout, especially for the price. Non frigged cans are likely to have significant aluminum overtones. Iíd stick to frigged sixers from Santa Fe

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (5613) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
From a 12 oz can in Breckenridge CO. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee aroma. Flavors of coffee, toasted malts and licorice. Quite nice.


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