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RATINGS: 316   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Lucky enough to get one of the last of these. Excellent and I wanted more. Coffee flavor was good but not overdone. Good job.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (830) - 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 (4043) - 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 (1137) - 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 (1989) - 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 (309) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is coffee. Flavor is dark roast coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scola729 (34) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Had in Aspen, can poured into snifter. Pours with a light head that dissipates rather quickly, beer a deep red and brown. Strong coffee aromas with some caramel and hop coming through. Light and carbonated mouthfeel with crisp finish. Coffee flavor up front and lasting at the end. A bit more coffee than my liking but it's pretty clear of that in the name! Still a solid stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3351) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
Can at home. Pours an opaque black with a small beige head. Quite sweet with aromas of coffee and burned malts. Also aromas of burned caramel and hints of dried fruits. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish. Bit too sweet... like a crossover of a porter an a white Russian.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4079) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Can. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is dominated by some dark-roasted coffee in an entirely pleasant way. Taste has a hint of sweetness to it, but has that pleasantly bitter taste you get from black coffee. Some hints of chocolate are there as well. Me gusta.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
adamnowek (482) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2015
Deep dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is cocoa then coffee. Taste is malty espresso.


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