jnkor (289) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
EtTuCthulhu (396) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is reminiscent of coffee and roasted malts, and the appearance combines an opaque black with a large and foamy tan head that fades quickly to a ring. The taste is mildly bitter and mildly sweet, and the palate combines a medium body, slick texture, a lightly bitter finish (which tastes more like black coffee than a beer), and a soft carbonation.
berrya785 (395) - Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can. Pours an opaque dark brown/black color with a nice fluffy tan head. Aroma is fresh roasted coffee beans and roasted malt. Taste is sweet with lots of coffee and bittersweet chocolate.
Phatdog1 (113) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can thanks to Crajun. This holds perhaps the biggest coffee aroma of any beer that I have had. Amazing roastyness fills the air. Weaker than hoped for mouthfeel, but the flavor is right alongside with the nose. 8% abv is no where to be found. Very drinkable. Javaheads unite!
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Steverus0 (68) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little too effervescent for a stout, but perhaps this stout needs the extra carbonation to smoothen the deep, rich espresso character.
Nicely roasted malts and a deep brown sugar and coffee character round out a brilliantly balanced flavor.
Pleasant and drinkable, only the mouthfeel puts this brew off the top of its variety.
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BelgianBeerGal (2605) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at the Wigwam beer fest. Wow, this was nice and actually refreshing on a warm day. Like you took a well made sweet stout and mixed in a really high-grade coffee. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Very well made.
bbcd (85) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown, small tan head. day-old coffee, toast and roast, some smoke, slight vanilla. light sweet, medium bitter. medium body, thinnish feel.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a very dark brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and remains. Aroma has a nice espresso note with a bit of roasted malts and a hint of underlying sweet chocolate. Flavor starts with coffee and roasted malts with more espresso in the finish and a bit of sweet chocolate.
RobertDale (1891) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can. Pours black with a nice tan head. ARoma of coffee, roasted malt, and vanilla. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Rich and creamy. Very nice.
Dorkasaur666 (4) - - APR 18, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really tasty Java stout. Dark bitter coffee taste throughout. I drink it often and consider it Santa Feís best achievement.
HonusWagner (892) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty decent coffee stout, with basically the usual trappings of the style, though lacking the pungent coffee nose I really love. Since Iíve been drinking Bells Java recently, this is kinda lacking.