Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
GreatDane1632 (1152) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Tide (2696) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jbruner (3720) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
HuskerTan (1426) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Christpuncher (2553) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
rodenbach99 (3987) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dls13dls (60) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with nice lacing on light brown head... dark coffee taste and aroma. great body.. bitter finish. toasted malts and toffee.