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RATINGS: 334   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1080) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours dark, dark ruby with a tiny light beige head. Smells of coffee, coffee, and coffee. Taste is coffee, coffee, and coffee, with coffee bitterness. Medium-to-full bodied with a smooth texture and lightly fizzed mouth-carbonation, Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout finishes with a touch of coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Can: Great coffee nose. Dark-roasted flavors. Syrupy sweetness (sweet cream, vanilla, caramel and taffy). Some burntness as well. Scorchy bitterness lingers on the tongue. A little stark in the middle, and the sweetness is a bit much, but it’s still a decent coffee stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Lucky enough to get one of the last of these. Excellent and I wanted more. Coffee flavor was good but not overdone. Good job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (819) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2012
This is really good! Pours a rich dark blackish brown. Great coffee nose followed by some chocolate notes. Tastes of rich unroasted green coffee, earthy like. Followed by more coffee flavors mixed with dark chocolates. The malt sweetness blends well with these flavors. The finish is still dominated by coffee. When they say java they mean java. This is more than just a great breakfast drink!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout A- Pours dark brown with a thick light brown 3 finger head. S- earthy, fresh ground coffee and dark chocolate. T- follows the nose very well. The earthy coffee flavor hits the palate first followed by chocolate flavors and slight hop bitterness to round out the finish. M- medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of carbonation. Not much in the aftertaste. O- this is an excellent coffee stout. I like the dirty/earthy flavors of the coffee. It's definitely on the lower end of the Imperial ABV, but it makes it more drinkable. The price point is also excellent, $9-$11 for a six pack. -

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2716) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9191) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4046) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5064) - 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.

   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.

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