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RATINGS: 297   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 (280) - 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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (580) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste follows nose

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (3101) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Tap. Thick black with minimal head. Big coffee. Sweet. A bit boozy and unbalanced.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jsmanigold (12) - - OCT 24, 2014
A decent java stout. A little thin in the mouth compared to others. Will review again later.
Earlier Rating: 10/4/2014 Total Score: 1.5
A really weak java stout. Very slight hints of chocolate and coffee. This stout taste very watered down.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (878) - Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Can. Pours black with rich tan head. Aroma is heavy coffee, roast, chocolate, vanilla, smoke. Taste is smooth, sweet with a bitter coffee finish to balance it out, full bodied, rich. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beachmaster (155) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 13, 2014
12 oz can into a pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a medium tan head that slowly fades, leaving good lacing. Nose is coffee and dark roast malt. Taste follows the nose, with a medium finish. Slight hop bitterness on the finish. Very well-balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - 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 (2207) - 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 (69) - 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 (461) - 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 (1376) - 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


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