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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 O’hori’s Coffee House. Its heavenly flavor and aroma can’t be beat or imitated.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2013
The aroma is reminiscent of coffee and roasted malts, and the appearance combines an opaque black with a large and foamy tan head that fades quickly to a ring. The taste is mildly bitter and mildly sweet, and the palate combines a medium body, slick texture, a lightly bitter finish (which tastes more like black coffee than a beer), and a soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
12 oz can. Pours an opaque dark brown/black color with a nice fluffy tan head. Aroma is fresh roasted coffee beans and roasted malt. Taste is sweet with lots of coffee and bittersweet chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2013
12 oz can thanks to Crajun. This holds perhaps the biggest coffee aroma of any beer that I have had. Amazing roastyness fills the air. Weaker than hoped for mouthfeel, but the flavor is right alongside with the nose. 8% abv is no where to be found. Very drinkable. Javaheads unite! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (256) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 9, 2013
A little too effervescent for a stout, but perhaps this stout needs the extra carbonation to smoothen the deep, rich espresso character. Nicely roasted malts and a deep brown sugar and coffee character round out a brilliantly balanced flavor. Pleasant and drinkable, only the mouthfeel puts this brew off the top of its variety. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3722) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft sample at the Wigwam beer fest. Wow, this was nice and actually refreshing on a warm day. Like you took a well made sweet stout and mixed in a really high-grade coffee. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Very well made.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
brown, small tan head. day-old coffee, toast and roast, some smoke, slight vanilla. light sweet, medium bitter. medium body, thinnish feel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
Can. Pours a very dark brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and remains. Aroma has a nice espresso note with a bit of roasted malts and a hint of underlying sweet chocolate. Flavor starts with coffee and roasted malts with more espresso in the finish and a bit of sweet chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5263) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2013
12 ounce can. Pours black with a nice tan head. ARoma of coffee, roasted malt, and vanilla. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Rich and creamy. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkasaur666 (12) - - APR 18, 2013
Really tasty Java stout. Dark bitter coffee taste throughout. I drink it often and consider it Santa Fe’s best achievement.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (2013) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
A pretty decent coffee stout, with basically the usual trappings of the style, though lacking the pungent coffee nose I really love. Since I’ve been drinking Bells Java recently, this is kinda lacking.


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