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RATINGS: 290   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 O’hori’s Coffee House. Its heavenly flavor and aroma can’t be beat or imitated.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours a deep translucent brownish black from the can with fluffy tan brown head and bubbly carbonation. Aroma of lots of cold brewed coffee and a hint of sweet chocolate. Taste is like a Starbucks cold coffee that you get out of a gas station, hints of milk and sugar with lots of coffee. Hint of bitter earth, no booze at all, good carbonation, nicely done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Can. A- Black coffee, roasty. A- Black color, black liquid, tan head. T- Strong black coffee, cocoa, roasted, malty, slightly bitter, alcohol. P- Full body, average texture, soft carbonation, roasty finish. O- If you like coffee, this is your beer. The aroma smells like a fresh cup of joe, and the color the same. It’s really a thing of beauty. The taste is straight coffee, although you can detect the alcohol a little bit as well as a lingering bitterness that I am not particularly a fan of but at the same time doesn’t make this beer any less of a great brew. I was expecting a decent beer, but this turned out to be a surprisingly great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (990) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma is dominated by roasted coffee. Flavor is coffee upfront with notes of cocoa and malt sweetness. Very easy to drink and pretty tasty. Finish is smooth. Not quite as robust as I was hoping for but still a very respectable coffee stout.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Tastes like a cup of black coffee. Really crushable and has a bitter coffe finish. Comes in a can and pours black. Had at tap weeks ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout - 5/12/2014 review Appearance - 4/5 - dark brown/black beer with a nice tan head that dissipates pretty quickly and therefore doesn’t leave lacing Aroma - 7/10 - Coffee, chocolate, cream Taste - 8/10 - Coffee, chocolate, cream, smooth coffee stout Palate - 4/5 - medium-heavy mouthfeel, alc covered completely, aftertaste is roasty coffee. Overall - 15/20 - Great beer! Available widely in NM and AZ.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Une cannette bue avec Patrick. Un liquide brun presque noire avec une mousse beige. Un nez de café, de torréfaction, un nez grillé avec de la poussière. Un bouche où l’alcool est discret et la saveurs tournent autour d’un café bien froid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dls13dls (58) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
Pours dark with nice lacing on light brown head... dark coffee taste and aroma. great body.. bitter finish. toasted malts and toffee.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours a nice black color. Coffee, chocolate, and a bit of bread on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with caramel malted notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gvaughn (22) - Texas, USA - APR 20, 2014
The first thing you notice on pouring is the coffee aroma along with hints of caramel and toffee. It pours with a nice tan head and has the expected dark color of a stout. The coffee dominates the stout and along with the hops it provides a very nice amount of bitterness. The mouth feel is full and creamy. This is among the best coffee stouts I’ve tried and I would definitely have another.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3161) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Une canette de 355 ml. Un beau corps brun avec sa coiffe bien montée et sa dentelle impressionnante. Des arômes très invitants de café torréfié et terreux avec du caramel foncé croquant et du chocolat aux noix grillées. Des saveurs très plaisantes. Je goûte un café vanillé, du chocolat, du caramel aux amandes, des malts brûlés et des houblons terreux. Au palais, je découvre un liquide bien crémeux et assez dense. En finale, le café amer se mélange à des notes adoucissantes de caramel cristallisé. Très bon! Idéal pour le partage.


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