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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (563) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Coffee!!! Holy cow. Pours a dark brown and the coffee just floods out of the can. Minimal head big mouthfeel. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Great breakfast beer.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmsloderb (4) - USA - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
Tried it in a can at Brookside Art Annual. It has a great coffee flavor, I could see myself drinking it in the morning once in awhile. Finds a good balance with the heaviness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2015
Une bonne tasse d’espresso avec un chocolat noir fondant. L’astringence est ferme au départ mais s’atténue avec le temps. Très vif et enraciné ce café.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lawman834 (252) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2015
Entering from my scorecard after having sampled at the Big Texas Craft Brew Fest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3471) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
12 oz can. Dark brown with tan foam. Nose is coffee bean, char, Baker’s chocolate and black licorice. Creamy almost full body with a roasty tang. Taste is big on coffee bean with vanilla, raisin, juniper and brownie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (836) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2015
jey black pour, tan head. Nose is coffee, coco, little alcohol. Bittersweet. Middle is more soft coco, creamy malt, espresso. Finish is dark malt, woody hops.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (4076) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2015
12 oz. can brought back from Willrunforbeer’s recent Vegas trip. Aroma is really nice bold and lingering espresso bean ( like standing next to a coffee grinder ) mild hints of chocolate.

The flavor is long lingering coffee beans. Earthy flavor with a good medium to full body of roast. The coffee lingers on and on but does have a slight vegetal hint but still awfully good. The texture is smooth and creamy with a soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1164) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2015
Can from my latest Vegas trip. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is vegetal, dark coffee, nut. Flavor is better than it smells. Caramel, dark coffee, nut.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1991) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Can. This is a nice smooth drinking brew. Like an alcohol laced cold brew coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdskinns (209) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
Can. Pours black with fizzy, foamy tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasty, chocolate, burnt popcorn, vanilla. Taste is coffee, some chocolate. Very good. Creamy, medium bodied. Hides the 8% well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (323) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is coffee. Flavor is dark roast coffee.


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