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RATINGS: 292   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 O’hori’s Coffee House. Its heavenly flavor and aroma can’t be beat or imitated.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2013
10/11/13. Can from Derek in a trade. In terms of pure coffee stouts, this could be the most coffee of them all. Pours black. Smell is amazing coffee. Taste is amazing coffee!! If I needed to find a flaw, maybe a little watery on the mouth feel. If you're a pure coffee stout lover, I think it would be hard pressed to find a better one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (3635) - 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!"

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2102) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
katrinaez (57) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Very coffee with just the right amount of imperial bite. Almost expect grounds to be at the bottom of the can. Rich and dark.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (449) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Smooth and creamy imperial stout with nice chocolate and coffee flavors. Has some slight bitterness, but is overall pretty sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1334) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014
12 oz can. From Dustin, Thanks man. This one was a surprise. Coffee, roast, a nice thick body. Good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - AUG 23, 2014
Heavy cappuccino bitter chocolate aroma and flavor. heavy and thick. Great lacing. Some creaminess. Overall great stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2580) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 21, 2014
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of freshly ground coffee, chocolate, caramel and some spices. The taste was of bitter coffee with roasted malts and sweet sugared chocolate. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1901) - USA - AUG 21, 2014
Dark brown to black in color... Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, bready malts... Flavor is sweet chocolate, creamy coffee... Coffee with cream and sugar, great beer... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (215) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a deep black with a small tan head. Aroma of smokiness, coffee, and some sweet malt. Taste of burnt coffee (not in a bad way tho), sugar, and some bread and vanilla. Seemed a little on the thin side, but quite a unique take on an imperial stout. Very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTStiles (763) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
pours black with minimal head or lacing. metalic, damp woodchip and coffee aroma. body is thin for the style. taste has plenty of coffee with hints of other spices. There is an almost tannic dryness present in the finish. not a terrible beer by any stretch but this style has been done and far better than this.


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