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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
12 oz can poured at 10 AM. Black with a big tan head that lingers and laces the glass. The aroma is mostly strong coffee, with some roasted malts and earthy hops. Full bodied, creamy and carbonated well. Roasted smooth coffee flavor and light herbal hops. Light sweetness and mild bitterness. Tasty stuff and very affordable. (~$9/6-pack)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5579) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2013
I like coffee stouts. It should taste like coffee, and stouts. This one is almost right on, but the overall experience is marred by a weird cooked cabbage note in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3059) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2013
The beer is the color of my morning ritual cup of coffee. Dark brown, nearing black. The beige head is thick and leaves sticky residue in its wake. The aroma offers a potent dose of coffee right off the bat. Certainly aimed at the coffee aficionado. Some roast and chocolate notes, which is to be expected. Coffee takes center stage, however. Dark roast leads the way, then transitions to a chocolate bread flavor lingering in the finish. Very good. Rich and creamy feel with none of the unpleasant bitterness sometimes found in a bold coffee beer. A solid beer. I would definitely have this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (823) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
12 oz can. Pours a clear, dark brown with mohagony hues. Aroma of coffee, peat, dried fruit, dark chocolate. Flavor is coffee, pine, very dark chocolate, molasses, prune. Has a bitter, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
morganco (6) - Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2013 does not count
caramel, coffee, roasty, nuts, leaves, licorice, raisin, black, sparkling, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,medium body, sticky, thin feel, lively, astringent, long finish, Not too hot, hides itís 8% ABV well but could use a fuller body and less carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Poured from can a near black with a thick light brown head. Smells of malt, and of course coffee. Taste follows smell with roasted malt and coffee.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2272) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
12oz can. Very dark brown with a huge light mocha head that eventually settles down to a nice thin layer. Roasted and semi-sweet malt with some celery, some coffee grinds, lactose, light smokey un-sweet molasses. Semi sweet (reminds me of tamarind), moderate body but mild mouthfeel, some coffee, becomes a bit dry. Not sure how I feel about this one - mildness on the palate doesnít seem to blend well with rest of the flavours or what I was hoping for but overall it holds some promise.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veeblefetzer (1) - USA - JAN 26, 2013 does not count
Excellent coffee flavor that accentuates a robust stout. By far the best coffee beer that Iíve had.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Great coffee and burnt toast aromas with a beautiful head. Fulfills the promise in the middle and ends on a slightly sweet note. Alcohol is nicely masked. One fine imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12oz can poured into snifter. Dark and creamy, just what the doctor ordered. Oh did I mention the coffee? All over the place, unmistakable and super delicious.


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