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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2049) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2016
Can from We Brought Beer Balham, London - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown creamy foam. Smell: cold coffee domination, coffee beans and roasted malt. Chocolate finish. Taste: medium/full body with creamy sensation and roasted coffee malt domination. Coffee taste and chocolate finish. Good attenuation, superb finish. Aftertaste: cold coffee and creamy sensation. Chocolate notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (8104) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2016
Thank you Elmanana+1! 355 ml. can sampled @ “Wish you were Adam Chandler” tasting. BBF 06/06/15 it seems, yikes. Dark brown, little head. Nose is big old thinned grainy coffee, thin chocolate syrup, cheap sweetness. taste is thin grainy sweet coffee, toffee, herbal, artificial coffee & chocolate, burned cacao. Too thin & old sees, probably neat fresh. It’s a shame this one & he got only recently in a trade.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1977) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Appearance: Very dark brown, small dark tan head.
Aroma: Coffee, burnt, dark malt. Promising.
Taste: Very dark malt, burnt, coffee, dark chocolate. Burnt bitterness, smoother when warmer. Very nice. Highest rated beer in a can ever for me!
Bought: Trade with RobertDale - thanks!, 355 ml can
Info: 1/7-2016, BB: 27/2-2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (743) - - JUN 9, 2016
Sampled from a can. Black with a tan head. Rich aromas of malt and coffee. Taste is rich with big coffee and vanilla flavours. Pleasant earthy bitterness and very full mouthfeel. An excellent and very well-made strong coffee stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1423) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Type: 12-oz. can Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary tulip glass From: Trader Joe’s in (Uptown) Albuquerque, N.M. Price: $1.34 Purchased: May 6, 2016 Consumed: May 30, 2016 Misc.: Best by Aug. 14, 2016 Picked this up with a bunch of other beer on a recent work trip to Albuquerque, N.M. Not like I’ve been saving it to last (which it was), but it just happened to be like that. Imperial. Java. Stout. All three things I like in a beer. Hoping for somewhere in the 4.20-to-4.30 range. Poured a pitch black color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki tan, frothy head. Very good lacing. Good-to-above average retention. (Sight - 4.00) Smelled just as good as I hoped it would be. Just dark black coffee malts, java, dark mocha, dark cocoa, ashtray, charred wood, chocolate milk, roasted nuts and roasted toffee. (Smell - 4.00) Taste followed the nose, maybe slightly darker. Really it was those ashtray, charred wood notes coming up first. Also black coffee, java coffee beans, dark mocha, dark cocoa nibs, hints of vanilla, roasted nuts and dark chocolate. (Taste - 4.25) Full body. Creamy texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Long, smoky, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00) Not as good as I hoped, but still delicious. I need to start drinking coffee. (Overall - 4.00) 4.10 92 A-

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4052) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Pours black with medium tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, vanilla... Body is medium to rich and smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudsmeister (75) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2016
12 oz. can. Poured into beer glass at refrigerator temp. Rather short lived head and semi opaque body. Immediate notes of cocoa and coffee. Moderate carbonation. This brew got a little tastier as it warmed. I found the balance of coffee, malt and chocolate to be excellent. One of the better samplings from Santa Fe in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9591) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, consumed outside in the garden Sunday 15th May 2016 Pours black with a huge foamy head tan in colour. Smooth, creamy, roasty coffee on the nose, much the same in the mouth, belies it’s strength, really easy drinking. Nice beer. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
Aroma was the only thing I liked about this beer. It’s fresh with coffee and chocolate aromas but from there it only went downwards with a sour and misplaced taste of tart oranges. The aftertaste is unbalanced and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2016
Can (from beer gonzo). Pours black with beige brownish head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, instant coffee, beany, roast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, instant coffee, roast, malt. Overall: feels like stout mixed with instant coffee.

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