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RATINGS: 289   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2253) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Poured from a 12ounce can, thanks Jim. There are notes of spicy coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. A very solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7782) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
At GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
Dark brown to black color, brown head. Mainly coffee scent. A bit sweet, then coffee taste. Coffee aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Strong black color with strong tan head. Strong, creamy coffee water aroma. Strong coffee flavor with a light bitter finish but a little bit of stale coffee bean. The aroma is more pleasant than the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Black pour, khaki head. Nose is coffee, roasted malts, lightly grainy, and more coffee. Smooth palate, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and more coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Can. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is pure, strong coffee. Flavor if strong coffee, some malt, light sweetness, dark chocolate with a strong coffee bitterness. Mouthfeel is surprisingly lighter the expected, I guess perhaps medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a very enjoyable, tasty brew! Very strong on the coffee and I dig that.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3709) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate. Taste is of coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel, roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3931) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Can. Dark look, ok tan head, and black in color. The smell is coffee, rich and roasty variety, dark chocolate, malt, and more cafe. The taste is rich, sweet, malts, coffee, chocolate, and roast.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiercepanda (530) - Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2012
A black beer with a ridiculously large tan head. Seriously, it is way over-carbonated about two inches of beer to six inches of head on a gentle pour. The aroma is coffee, chocolate, oat, and lactose. The flavor is coffee, lactose, and a bit of anise as well, but inferior to the aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
(12oz can) clear, deep espresso brown color, creamy dark tan head. Nose of fresh coffee, cream, oats, rich, sweet chocolate, decadent. Taste of cold pressed coffee, light acidity, creamy, medium dark chocolate, raisins. Medium body, acidic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (306) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 26, 2012
Coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and caramel in the aroma. It is delicious. The taste is a bit underwhelming, as it doesn’t deliver all the promises the nose makes. It is correctly bitter and not as sweet or strong in coffee favors as I had expected. The palate is more medium than thick and carbonation is adequate. If only everything else were as good as the aroma...


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