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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Can to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, light coffee, chocolate, nutty. Flavor brings out a bit more roasted malt sweetness with a touch of coffee bitterness. Some cacao still shines through. Light to medium in body and very drinkable for an imperial stout. Maybe more along the lines of a stout. But who cares. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (1152) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Enjoyed 2 Sep 2012 at the Houston Flying Saucer -- I can’t recall exact details but I did rate this beer high, so it must be pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2696) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Can from Hazel’s beverage world. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with coffee, nuts, hops, roasted malts and vanilla. Bitter finish with coffee, roasted malts, nuts and vanilla. Excellent imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3720) - 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 (1426) - Kearney, 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 (1074) - 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 (2553) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2016 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

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 (3987) - 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 (60) - 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.


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