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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (865) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
12 oz can. Pours a clear, dark brown with mohagony hues. Aroma of coffee, peat, dried fruit, dark chocolate. Flavor is coffee, pine, very dark chocolate, molasses, prune. Has a bitter, dry finish.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudsmeister (73) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2016
12 oz. can. Poured into beer glass at refrigerator temp. Rather short lived head and semi opaque body. Immediate notes of cocoa and coffee. Moderate carbonation. This brew got a little tastier as it warmed. I found the balance of coffee, malt and chocolate to be excellent. One of the better samplings from Santa Fe in my opinion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, consumed outside in the garden Sunday 15th May 2016 Pours black with a huge foamy head tan in colour. Smooth, creamy, roasty coffee on the nose, much the same in the mouth, belies it’s strength, really easy drinking. Nice beer. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
nazzty (1212) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
Aroma was the only thing I liked about this beer. It’s fresh with coffee and chocolate aromas but from there it only went downwards with a sour and misplaced taste of tart oranges. The aftertaste is unbalanced and sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (2602) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2016
Can (from beer gonzo). Pours black with beige brownish head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, instant coffee, beany, roast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, instant coffee, roast, malt. Overall: feels like stout mixed with instant coffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2016
Train beer. Pours black, nose is sweet chocolate, coffee, roasted, vanilla, taste is similar,light bitterness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZacM612 (487) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2016
Dark brown with light beige head. Dark roasted malt aroma. Dark coffee flavor, almost bitter. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6025) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2016
Draught at MKT Houston. Dark pour. Chocolate. Coffee. Medium body. Decent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (994) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
Aroma - rich coffee roast and chocolate. Appearance - the body is black. The head is a fallow brown and about 1 1/2" and has tight head retention. Head slowly settles. Lacing and some alcohol cloying. Taste - has rich espresso - you can taste the fresh grind, chocolate pudding, roast, and alcohol. Palate - full body, chewy and thick, the carbonation is average, the finish is rich in roast ~ the astringency is stout and last long in the roof of your palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (940) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Deep brown with a thin tan head. Earthy coffee with creamer, roasted malts and dried leaves. Moderate bitterness with a dry coffee flavor. Heavier body with an oily feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (1913) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Can. Pours a blackish color with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste of coffee bit of chocolate and roasted malt. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Full body smooth and flavorful. Very enjoyable stout.


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