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RATINGS: 368   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.

jnkor's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnkor (363) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Aroma was light beer with nice coffee notes, slight sweetness. appearance was dark color, caramel head bordering on white. taste was full of coffee, rich and slightly sweet nice finish, dry, well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2016
19th September 2016
Leighton’s flat clearance. Thanks to Mr Smith. Can. Clear amber brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and soft and has modest fine carbonation. Soft dark malts, a little dark chocolate. Modest coffee. Light creamy malt sweetness underneath. Smooth semi dry finish. Decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1470) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Can to glass - beautiful, black with a strong, well laced, light beige head. Something is off in the aroma for me... Some mocha, but a strange chemical mintiness. The minty aroma yields to a well rounded chocolate mint on the tongue. More of a dessert stout. Nice lingering, fresh lactic coffee finish. Great after the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10653) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Draught at the Santa Fe Brewing Co, Santa Fe, NM.
Black color with a small to mid-size cream tan head. Coffee, crème brûlée, vanilla, roasted malt and ashy dryness in the aroma. Dry dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla in the flavor. Coffee, dryness and roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1814) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2016
12 oz. can from Freshcraft, Denver. Dark brown pour with a creamy beige head. Aroma of rich roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Taste of espresso, mocha, and light floral hops. Pleasant lingering bitterness. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2320) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2016
This is really a phenomenal coffee stout. Lots of body lots of flavor. Aroma and flavor coffee but not overly bitter. Great overall beer. Thin fading head. Body is thick but not syrupy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (212) - Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2016
A good imperial stout, not very smoky but pretty bitter finish. I don’t really get the java flavoring either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6734) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
36cl bottle shared at Leighton’s garbage share. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a clean brown color with some ruby edges and a small beige head. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey with light wood and cocoa nibs. Taste is also medium sweet with notes of cocoa, vanilla and wood. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons gaff , 19/09/2016. Many thanks. A reddy chestnut brown coloured pour with a halo of mid tan head. Aroma is big rich smoked roasted coffee, rich dark choc, coffee bean, ash, pepper. Flavour is composed of semi sweet rich coffee bean, pepper, veg, milky roast. Palate is medium sweet rounded, frothy carbonation. Like it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Can shared in London - picked up in the US. Pours deep brown with a creamy, beige head. Hearty mocha in the nose, milk chocolate, burnt toast. Medium sweet flavour with milky coffee, ashy roast, baking cocoa, burnt marshmallows. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more cocoa, milk chocolate, roast, coffee beans. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Can this to LKS. it pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, loads of coffee character, coffee, milk chocolate, earth and light toast. The taste is smooth, rich roast, bitter - sweet, coffee grounds, coffee cake, dried fruits, earth and toasty nut with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent for style.

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