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RATINGS: 362   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Shared at the local homebrew Christmas party. Brown can with a little whiteness. Beer looks about the same. Aroma is all coffee. Taste is coffee, vanilla, and dirt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours black with small tab head. Roasty malt and coffee smell. Taste is rich roast and coffee. Medium body and soft carbonation. Overall very tasty rich flavored imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
12oz Can A - Pous brown with tan head that diminishs fast. S - Roasted coffee, bitter choclate, & roasted malt. T - Flavor same as above M - Medium bodied, easy drinking, extremely quaffable O - Amazing for out of a can imperial stout. Could put, and wil put, some of these back!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Dark pour from can. Taste is milk chocolate, black coffee and roasted nuts. Gentle hit of booze makes this an easy drinker. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3551) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012
12 oz can from secret Santa 2012 - blutt59. Pours clear dark brown color with light head. Aromas of espresso, chocolate, and roasted malts. Coffee flavor is a little green. Milk chocolate and roasted malt flavors also. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation. Thanks Bob.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Solid stout. Pours thick, with just the right amount of froth. Plentiful malty flavors with a hint of coffee as well as chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
12 oz can at Bogeys in Leawood, Kansas. Was happy to see this beer here, generally they have squat for selection. The pour is a murky brown, with a 1/2 inch light tan head. The aroma is roast coffee, additional char roast malt, and a light cane sugar sweetness behind the roast. The taste is primarily the coffee roast, along with a bit of the sugar sweetness of the nose. Some caramel. Think iced coffee with cream. The coffee flavor is a bit stale. The palate is medium bodied, with above average bright carbonation. There is some mineral, though it shows a bit metallic. The coffee flavors are very lingering. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21444) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft at the source. Extremely dark briwn color, beige head. Aroma of dark roast coffee. Taste is similar. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5863) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has cream, heavy coffee, roasty malt, light berries and is overall coffee heavy on the aroma. It has a medium / thick body that’s fairly smooth with soft gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of chocolate, smoothness, roastiness, coffee and a bitterness that seems like it is from coffee or hops, doesn’t seem like it’s from the roasted malt. The finish has more coffee, bit of berries and a hint of apple. While I’ve mentioned coffee a lot in the review and it was heavy on the aroma, the taste was quite balanced and pleasant. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2012
33cl can, courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Cheers Dave for bringing this one to Belgium. Brune foncée, col épais moka. Arôme présent une bouquet généreux de café ainsi que de levure avec une pointe houblonnée perdurant. La part belle reste tout de même pour le café. Palais est malté avec un plein de café onctueux le tout se terminant sur une pointe d’amertume typique du café. La bière me rappelle bien la Wake-n-Bake de Terrapin, malt grillé, fini biscuité voire de massepain et au final un soupçon d’amertume. Solide.


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