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RATINGS: 261   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (120) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 9, 2013
A little too effervescent for a stout, but perhaps this stout needs the extra carbonation to smoothen the deep, rich espresso character. Nicely roasted malts and a deep brown sugar and coffee character round out a brilliantly balanced flavor. Pleasant and drinkable, only the mouthfeel puts this brew off the top of its variety. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Draft sample at the Wigwam beer fest. Wow, this was nice and actually refreshing on a warm day. Like you took a well made sweet stout and mixed in a really high-grade coffee. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Very well made.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
brown, small tan head. day-old coffee, toast and roast, some smoke, slight vanilla. light sweet, medium bitter. medium body, thinnish feel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5959) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 25, 2013
Can. Pours a very dark brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and remains. Aroma has a nice espresso note with a bit of roasted malts and a hint of underlying sweet chocolate. Flavor starts with coffee and roasted malts with more espresso in the finish and a bit of sweet chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (2920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2013
12 ounce can. Pours black with a nice tan head. ARoma of coffee, roasted malt, and vanilla. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Rich and creamy. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkasaur666 (11) - - APR 18, 2013
Really tasty Java stout. Dark bitter coffee taste throughout. I drink it often and consider it Santa Feís best achievement.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1222) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
A pretty decent coffee stout, with basically the usual trappings of the style, though lacking the pungent coffee nose I really love. Since Iíve been drinking Bells Java recently, this is kinda lacking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2013
On tap at Hops & Pie. Pour is pitch black with a medium tan head and great lacing. Big coffee, espresso, roasted malt, cocoa nibs, somewhat earthy, vanilla, light grass, and bready aroma. Taste is big roasted coffee, earthy, Sumatra, light caramel, brown sugar, toffee, a touch of green peppers - thought not overwhelming - chocolate, and grass with a light bitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel with low carbonation. Damn decent stout and my wife seemed to really like this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1032) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pours black with a touch of ruby. Clean straight forward coffee aroma. Very nice coffee flavor followed by a dryness on the palate. Overall, very lovely. A strong assertive coffee flavored brew. Thanks to BarZigKin for his generosity...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1320) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2013
Delicious Imperial coffee stout in a can? Now this is something I can get behind. Thanks, gregwilsonstl. Poured into a nonic pint glass, an opaque black colour, reddish at the edges when held to the light, with thick, creamy orange-ish beige foam, long-lasting with lace. Beautiful appearance. Aromas of coffee, burnt grains, bread, toast, fruity esters, not much hops, but thatís true-ti-style. Flavour was tart, fruity again, very slight sourness, very caramelly, less coffee than in the aroma, not terribly roasty, nicely balanced bittersweetness. Overall, quite creamy, smooth, rounded mouthfeel, medium body and carbonation, pleasant aftertaste. Great stuff, for sure.


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