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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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.

starkmarvelo's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout A- Pours dark brown with a thick light brown 3 finger head. S- earthy, fresh ground coffee and dark chocolate. T- follows the nose very well. The earthy coffee flavor hits the palate first followed by chocolate flavors and slight hop bitterness to round out the finish. M- medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of carbonation. Not much in the aftertaste. O- this is an excellent coffee stout. I like the dirty/earthy flavors of the coffee. It's definitely on the lower end of the Imperial ABV, but it makes it more drinkable. The price point is also excellent, $9-$11 for a six pack. -

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (2517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2016
Can (from beer gonzo). Pours black with beige brownish head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, instant coffee, beany, roast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, instant coffee, roast, malt. Overall: feels like stout mixed with instant coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2016
Train beer. Pours black, nose is sweet chocolate, coffee, roasted, vanilla, taste is similar,light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZacM612 (479) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2016
Dark brown with light beige head. Dark roasted malt aroma. Dark coffee flavor, almost bitter. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5863) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2016
Draught at MKT Houston. Dark pour. Chocolate. Coffee. Medium body. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (984) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
Aroma - rich coffee roast and chocolate. Appearance - the body is black. The head is a fallow brown and about 1 1/2" and has tight head retention. Head slowly settles. Lacing and some alcohol cloying. Taste - has rich espresso - you can taste the fresh grind, chocolate pudding, roast, and alcohol. Palate - full body, chewy and thick, the carbonation is average, the finish is rich in roast ~ the astringency is stout and last long in the roof of your palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (928) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Deep brown with a thin tan head. Earthy coffee with creamer, roasted malts and dried leaves. Moderate bitterness with a dry coffee flavor. Heavier body with an oily feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (1888) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Can. Pours a blackish color with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste of coffee bit of chocolate and roasted malt. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Full body smooth and flavorful. Very enjoyable stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockey9930 (237) - - FEB 9, 2016
Deep black with half finger tan head. Strong mocha aroma, also roasty with vanilla. Taste is of strong black coffee and less sweet or creamy than the aroma would suggest. Heavy bodied with a thick oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Big bold decent coffee though not outstanding is. On tap at Hops on Birch.very dark brown without head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlihcsnatas (570) - Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Black brew with small fast fading head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Taste is the same with lots of chocolate malts and a really good coffee that is a perfect match for this cold morning. Enjoying this setting next to the wood stove while waiting for the temp to rise so I can go outside.

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