SPDickerman (1080) - Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lucky enough to get one of the last of these. Excellent and I wanted more. Coffee flavor was good but not overdone. Good job.
beerbastard (819) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12ounce can, thanks Jim. There are notes of spicy coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. A very solid beer.
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, khaki head. Nose is coffee, roasted malts, lightly grainy, and more coffee. Smooth palate, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and more coffee.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.