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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (899) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Dark brown, almost black pour with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, hint of chocolate, and leather. Taste of strong bitter coffee, roasted malts and creamy chocolate. Full bodied, medium carbonation, bitter long finish. Not all that complex but a nice solid imperial stout, coffee forward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltser85 (357) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Tasty lil beer. Pours very dark brown almost black with a dark khaki head. Aroma of coffee, roast and chocolate. Flavors are the same with a sweet fudge dark fruit component. Finish lingers nicely, sticky on the lips. Slightly thin for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1578) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Can thanks to Wittales. Pours nearly black with short-lived tan head. Aroma: coffee and chocolate, mostly. Smells like a big, well-balanced stout. Taste: Light chocolatey sweetness with pleasantly balanced roast coffee, somewhat bitter finish. Medium+ body, average carbonation, oily texture. Overall: This was totally off my radar, but it’s delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (660) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste follows nose

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (4234) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Tap. Thick black with minimal head. Big coffee. Sweet. A bit boozy and unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1428) - Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Can. Pours black with rich tan head. Aroma is heavy coffee, roast, chocolate, vanilla, smoke. Taste is smooth, sweet with a bitter coffee finish to balance it out, full bodied, rich. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beachmaster (261) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 13, 2014
12 oz can into a pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a medium tan head that slowly fades, leaving good lacing. Nose is coffee and dark roast malt. Taste follows the nose, with a medium finish. Slight hop bitterness on the finish. Very well-balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"huge aroma and flavor of coffee (espresso specifically) and fudge, amid some dark heavily roasted malts. I liked this quite a bit, and if there wasn’t the slightest hint of vegetal astringency, this would be world class!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2957) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2014
12 oz can pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
katrinaez (692) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Very coffee with just the right amount of imperial bite. Almost expect grounds to be at the bottom of the can. Rich and dark. Had in the can.

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