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RATINGS: 286   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 Oíhoriís Coffee House. Its heavenly flavor and aroma canít be beat or imitated.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
12-ounce can shared by yourefragile in line at the BA Sexual Chocolate release. Really nice design on the can; very appropriate for the day and time. Served in a SAVOR snifter. Pours a very dark brown with a light tan head and a ring or two of lacing on the way down. Thin collar throughout. The nose brings loads of coffee along with a bit of cream and some chocolate. The flavor consists of the same, with the coffee taking the front following by a bit of cream and dark chocolate. Could have been a big hit, though the mouthfeel takes things way back, as it was terribly over-carbonated, ruining what I imagine otherwise would have been a nice creamy mouthfeel. Roast is there in the flavor as well. Pretty good. Serving type: can

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (4983) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Huge espresso and toasted malt aroma. Sweet coffee/chocolate and a good malt bitter. Medium full bodied with good carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2011
12oz can from chucks fine wine, pour is an oily black with a nice brown head... Aroma is fantastic nice and stout smelling lots of coffee and the taste reveals a sweeter stout reminds me of breakfast stout. Glad to get to try this itís enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown to black pour with a medium tan head. Strong coffee nose that has some vegetal character and malt. Coffee and roasty malt flavor with a bittersweet coffee and chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
on tap-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is coffee/roasty, acidic. Taste is rich dark malt-coffee/roasty/cocoa, secondary acidic/earthy hops bite. Full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 22, 2011
can-pours deep brown almost black with a small kacki head that fades pretty fast. nose of coffee, dark chocolate and some copper metallic notes. flavors are coffee and metal. This can i sampled was a bit old i think-i bought the beer months before i sampled it. maybe have been the source of this problem. However, with that said, i dont think its all that great of a crafted beer so even fresh, it wouldnt be all that great. the finish is long and metallic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
comptonrc (2) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 12, 2011 does not count
Truly an amazing brew. And better yet, you tastes good straight from the can, around the camp fire.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2011
Had a can of this and I think you could taste the can. It had a bit of rosemary (?) on the nose and the flavour was of coffee. A bit thin with some co2 prickle also evident which brought it down for me.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
[355ml can, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Pours dark brown with a thin, white head after exploding from the can. Aromas of bitter coffee and some woody malt. Coffee at first on the palate, but a sweetness is present as well that gives it a Mocha flavour. Plenty of coffee Ė as Iíve said before, coffee beers just arenít my thing. I appreciate they are well made, but unfortunately I just donít like coffee. Love the can, however [02062011]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2586) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2011
2 June 2011, bottle at one of CGarvieukís legendary tastings! really dark brown. nice coffee grounds nose. like wet coffee grounds. med body and slightly fizzy. very nice. sweet, coffee with some milk and maybe a shot of caramel syrup.


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