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RATINGS: 374   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 Ohoris Coffee House. Its heavenly flavor and aroma cant be beat or imitated.

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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bil4l (5) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 26, 2013 does not count
One of my favorite beers ever. Rich, intense coffee aroma, and full body. Not too hoppy, with a fantastic chocolate background to the coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (1213) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2014 Pours clear dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee beans with hints of chocolate. Taste is heavy coffee with roasted malt, and chocolate. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy with a lingering roastiness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikO (34) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2013
Very smooth coffee stout. Mild roast coffee flavour, cream, caramel, easy drinking at ABV 8. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Theres something alluring about canned imperial stouts, and for this one to give off such a serious waft of coffee the moment you open it just adds to this beers tempting nature. Black in color with a light-brown head, this beer has practically no head retention, leaving behind some strong, sweet, sticky lacing. The aroma is soft, roasted, and chalk full of coffee grounds. In the mouth, well, it tastes like you put some soggy, used coffee grounds straight in your mouth. The mouthfeel is full, while the body is relatively light, yet just strong enough to support the almost bitter coffee and roasted malt flavors. Hops peek through as well, adding a little mystery to that bitterness. It almost seems like every sip is different, with different characteristics surfacing at different points of the drink. Chocolate, then coffee, then toasted grains, roasted malts, a little vanilla, then a little hops leading up to some burnt caramel. Its a very balanced for as entertaining as it is. Alcohol is strong enough to keep it respectable, while at the same time tame enough not to interfere. It finishes clean for such a heavy beer, with chocolate and coffee balancing out in the end to give you an easy taste of a sweet mocha from your favorite coffee shop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8681) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2013
12 ounce can. Pours a deep brown color with a medium beige head. A big coffee nose. The flavor is dry roast, huge milky and roasted coffee, some light vanilla. Big beer overall, light green pepper (coffee) slides in. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1743) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Can. Pours truly opaque; no light through it at all. Head is creamy cinnamon with fine grain and lace. Nose is espresso, pumpernickel, dark chocolate, and mint. Strong coffee punch on the front of the mouth, opening up to a complex mocha depth; finishes clean and long with herbal-laced roast notes. Really, really good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerm719 (179) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Nice roasted coffee nose. Milk chocolate, espresso beans, earthy hops, moderate roasted malts. Medium sweet finish, euro hops, mild coffee lingers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3193) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Can via trade with brokephibroke. Deep garnet brown body, thick puffy beige head. Ashy roasted coffee bean nose. Strong coffee bean body, tannic and toasty with light sweetness and modest lingering coffee bean. Somewhat simplistic but OK.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Drank from the can. Aroma is coffee. Pretty delicious stuff. Really nice coffee taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Can! Aroma is dry, dark, and sweet. Appearance is a very dark brown with a bit of tan head. The taste starts out dry and dark then rolls into a dark malt/ coffee flavor. Has a bit of a bitter from the java. Palate is dark and dry. Overall, a interesting beer that is good. No tin taste. Would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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