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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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2012
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 Can from a trade with Jisp, great coffee brown pour. Big time java, malt and light chocolate aroma. Taste is tons of coffee, some chocolate finish with a subtle alcohol finish, great coffee beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Can. Pours opaque with a large, frothy tan head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy coffee, rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, woody hops, date, fig, and prune esters. Flavor is malt dominant, moderate chocolate and spicy coffee, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoustonHops (5) - - JUN 22, 2012 does not count
The everyman beer rating: Can . . . nice enough pour, little light on the head, aroma is definitely coffee-like as they espouse (though it is a bit like a Folgers aroma). Decent enough stout with a mild taste and smooth drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Can from ericandersnavy. Pours very dark brown with a transient tan head. Aroma of milky coffee. Full bodied. Flavor is milk stout with lots of coffee. Finishes mildly lactose with chocolate and coffee. With lots of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Can shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown witha decent tan head and a coffee and chocolate aroma. There is a rich chocolate flavor with a coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Can shared by Bhensonb. Nose is coffee, coffee, and more coffee with some caramel malt. Black with a big beige head. Flavor is coffee and a bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Big thanks to truckpro! Cool can! Pours black with small lingering head. Thick pour. Nose is breads, chocolate icecream, chocolate milk, coffee, nuts, bread and cake. Flavor is rich bitter coffee beans, caramel sugar, chocolate, and sweet bread. Sweet and bitter but finishes medium sweet and medium high Bitteress. Really tasty coffee stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Canned, dense brown color with some creamy tan foam, aroma is roasting coffee bean, flavor is espresso , ashtray, burnt finish, nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2012
The flavor is black with a moderate, tan, and frothy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves some frothy lace. The nose is nice but not overly complex; some tobacco, cedar hops, acidic coffee, burnt toffee, and chocolate shake. The flavor is balanced between roasty, bitter, and sweet; cedar still, chocolate shake, burnt caramels, moderate roast, more than moderate bitterness, and some roasted pecans. The palate is lacking for most imp’s but works in this beer; more than medium, lively, velvety, and round. The finish is roasty and bitter with lingering pecan notes and fading chocolate. Fairly solid in most aspects, only really lacking complexity. Balance was nice making the beer nice to drink. The coffee was underneath the base beer and only added minimal acidity. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Advocate_Ames (570) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2012
A very nice stout by Santa Fe. I get a smell of roasted coffee. The brew has a slight thick texture similar to a cup of coffee. The after taste doesn’t remain. A very balanced beverage. And remember drink it before noon.

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