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RATINGS: 277   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Can shared by Bhensonb. Nose is coffee, coffee, and more coffee with some caramel malt. Black with a big beige head. Flavor is coffee and a bit of bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Big thanks to truckpro! Cool can! Pours black with small lingering head. Thick pour. Nose is breads, chocolate icecream, chocolate milk, coffee, nuts, bread and cake. Flavor is rich bitter coffee beans, caramel sugar, chocolate, and sweet bread. Sweet and bitter but finishes medium sweet and medium high Bitteress. Really tasty coffee stout!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Canned, dense brown color with some creamy tan foam, aroma is roasting coffee bean, flavor is espresso , ashtray, burnt finish, nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2012
The flavor is black with a moderate, tan, and frothy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves some frothy lace. The nose is nice but not overly complex; some tobacco, cedar hops, acidic coffee, burnt toffee, and chocolate shake. The flavor is balanced between roasty, bitter, and sweet; cedar still, chocolate shake, burnt caramels, moderate roast, more than moderate bitterness, and some roasted pecans. The palate is lacking for most imp’s but works in this beer; more than medium, lively, velvety, and round. The finish is roasty and bitter with lingering pecan notes and fading chocolate. Fairly solid in most aspects, only really lacking complexity. Balance was nice making the beer nice to drink. The coffee was underneath the base beer and only added minimal acidity. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Advocate_Ames (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2012
A very nice stout by Santa Fe. I get a smell of roasted coffee. The brew has a slight thick texture similar to a cup of coffee. The after taste doesn’t remain. A very balanced beverage. And remember drink it before noon.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Can. Aroma has notes of fresh coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. Humungous light tan foamy head that stuck around. Black hue. good lace. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Palate is full bodied and lively carbonated. Overall a decent brew but the carbonation is way out of control. I thought infection at first but I don’t detect any.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Huge coffee aroma and flavor plus chocolate and some toasted grain. Perfect for a morning wake-me-up, if you’re planning to pass out drunk by 3pm.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomas15 (671) - USA - MAY 17, 2012
Coffee and chocolate on nose with some roast. Dark beige head. Black. Taste is very carbonated, thin but with chocolate and coffee. I bet this.was real nice about three months ago, but I bet it was slightly thin then too. i would buy this again.... good roast flavor as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Canned. Poured deep brown with a sticky beige head. The aroma was warm, with medium-roasted coffee and a little related sourness.. light earth and vanilla undertones.. somewhat restrained. The flavor found roasty coffee and chocolate at the core.. coffee bitterness and light, green sourness throughout.. more peppery on the finish, picking up a little dry oak. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation on the palate.. dry with OK balance.. tasty, but it was missing a little something.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
wow, right off the bat! .. coffee and coffee grounds in the nose!!! way fuckin awesome!! .. . deep brown black .. . great deep coffee flavours, fuck me, a single is all i bought, a sixer then probably a case are in my future .. buy this stuff!! .. . . don’t touch my dick unless i invite you, i promise not to touch yours..


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