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RATINGS: 262   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerm719 (91) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Nice roasted coffee nose. Milk chocolate, espresso beans, earthy hops, moderate roasted malts. Medium sweet finish, euro hops, mild coffee lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (2815) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Une canette de 355 ml. Un beau corps brun avec sa coiffe bien montée et sa dentelle impressionnante. Des arômes très invitants de café torréfié et terreux avec du caramel foncé croquant et du chocolat aux noix grillées. Des saveurs très plaisantes. Je goûte un café vanillé, du chocolat, du caramel aux amandes, des malts brûlés et des houblons terreux. Au palais, je découvre un liquide bien crémeux et assez dense. En finale, le café amer se mélange à des notes adoucissantes de caramel cristallisé. Très bon! Idéal pour le partage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3344) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
Dark beer with a mahogany hue when held against the light. Thin tan head. Great coffee bean nose. Big sweetened coffee flavor with large doses of chocolate, molasses, burnt toast and a long green finish. Very rich coffee beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2026) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
Draft - Dark roast coffee and some dark chocolate. Jet black with a thin beige head. Dark roast coffee and a bean bitterness. Lots of coffee through and through.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
val_Garcia (8) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 6, 2014 does not count
Tasty good coffee taste not too sweet would buy again.................................

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1213) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
12 oz. bottle served in a shaker- poured a burnt motor oil black from my wife’s old Neon color-black is the best color to describe until something darker comes along. Creamy and foamy tan head with scores of tiny frog eyes upon the liquid surface, and it laced very nicely upon the vessel. Aroma of a burnt to hell and back malt (but it loved every moment of it), some light baker’s chocolate, smoke, and the coffee that I have to order once a month from a roaster in Michigan because these TexUGHtucky fucktards can’t do a damn thing right. Hits the mouth with a wide and hard body, malt actually tastes like it was just lightly roasted- I’ll be damned, middle has some dark chocolate, finish is zesty, lightly acidic, and finely sweet. Now that’s a beer- from NM? Oh... REALLY!?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wordsworth (127) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Aluminum can poured into snifter. Pours a darkest brown, opaque and almost black. Sticky, soapy lacing follows a pencil thin khaki head that dissipates into a collar. Aroma is of coffee, heavy roast, malt, and a hint of cocoa. Flavor is mostly the same, but with an emphasis on roasted coffee. Pretty decent stout, especially since it came out of a can. 8% ABV is tolerable and makes this more drinkable than some other, stronger stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (586) - Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2014
On tap at Rock and Run Pub. Dark brown in color with a finger of off white foam and good lacing. Big mocha and coffee aroma with charred roasted malt and some cocoa. Taste is similar with a slightly sweet mocha flavor with some vanilla and nice coffee flavor. Roasty with some nutty character, cocoa and just a hint of alcohol. Some roasty bitterness in aftertaste. Finishes semi dry with smooth roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy with a medium body and carbonation. Very tasty and drinkable coffee stout. Would definitely have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1348) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Purchased in six pack form at Spec’s in Austin, TX; enjoyed after a great day gallivanting around the city. Appearance is a rich, thick black with a nice tan head that curdles ala Guinness, pretty cool to see. Aroma is huge on the bitter coffee notes, with notes of oatmeal, chocolate malt, very subtle lactose. Taste goes down lightly bitter, rich in chocolate and coffee, very thick, definite dessert brew. I’m really enjoying this one, nothing too overpowering but still potent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2014
12 oz. can. Pours opaque with a lasting film of cream. Nose is coffee, cocoa and a touch of vanilla. Taste is the same mix with a bit of toasted nut and a touch of booze. Medium-heavy body is nearly harshly dry with the roast and coffee. Mostly smooth medium carbonation, but shows a bit more warmth than necessary for only 8%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (269) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2014
12 oz. can. Appearance: finger of tight light brown head, great lacing, dark brown-black color, clear. Aroma:coffee, chocolate, nuts, light pine, light alcohol. Palate: creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation, light alcohol. Taste: heavy heavy coffee, light sweet with bitter coffee finish. Overall, a little unbalanced for me, but other than that, great.

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