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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2371) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2016
This is really a phenomenal coffee stout. Lots of body lots of flavor. Aroma and flavor coffee but not overly bitter. Great overall beer. Thin fading head. Body is thick but not syrupy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (219) - Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2016
A good imperial stout, not very smoky but pretty bitter finish. I dont really get the java flavoring either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6914) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
36cl bottle shared at Leightons garbage share. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a clean brown color with some ruby edges and a small beige head. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey with light wood and cocoa nibs. Taste is also medium sweet with notes of cocoa, vanilla and wood. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9919) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons gaff , 19/09/2016. Many thanks. A reddy chestnut brown coloured pour with a halo of mid tan head. Aroma is big rich smoked roasted coffee, rich dark choc, coffee bean, ash, pepper. Flavour is composed of semi sweet rich coffee bean, pepper, veg, milky roast. Palate is medium sweet rounded, frothy carbonation. Like it a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19176) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Can shared in London - picked up in the US. Pours deep brown with a creamy, beige head. Hearty mocha in the nose, milk chocolate, burnt toast. Medium sweet flavour with milky coffee, ashy roast, baking cocoa, burnt marshmallows. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more cocoa, milk chocolate, roast, coffee beans. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Can this to LKS. it pours darkest brown with a medium tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, loads of coffee character, coffee, milk chocolate, earth and light toast. The taste is smooth, rich roast, bitter - sweet, coffee grounds, coffee cake, dried fruits, earth and toasty nut with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent for style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17593) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Can split at Bespin, thanks to Leighton, 19/09/16. Rich mahogany brown topped with a decent tan swirl. Nose is toffee, light charr, coffee tones, brown bread, toasted brown sugars. Taste comprises richer coffee grinds, cocoa rub, tiramisu, brown sugar, roast malt, light peppery spice. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, strong coffee profile in the close. Decent enough coffee impy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5809) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Deep dark brown coloured body with a very small, perhaps a single centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of rich chocolate, coffee, malt, earth and way more chocolate - very strong in the nose. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong chocolate and roasted malt flavours with a lot of nuts, earth, caramel and lactose all noticeable with a big rich chocolate finish. Aftertaste shows the smallest amount of nuts around with a bit of roasted malt, but the coffee and rich milk chocolate are always present. Overall, a nice rich beer that seems more like a sweet stout to me on the high alcohol side, but not like an imperial stout at all. Regardless, its good and you should try it if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce can . purchased from Specs Liqour in Dallas, Texas on 11-November-2015 for US$2,52 sampled at home in Washington on 06-September-2016

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (8412) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2016
4/VII/16 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ Adam Jackson Tasting Without Adam Jackson - BB: 6/VI/15 (?) (2016-733) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: seem like I didnt write anything down... ouch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty roasted, sweet, caramel, coffee, bitter touch, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: coffee, pretty bitter, very roasted, charcoal, hoppy, caramel, a tad smoky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gephross100 (396) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Pours a black color with no light penetration. Solid brown head. Single note nose of a dark roasted coffee, Medium mouthfeel, This is a decent stout, the problems I have with it is the astringency from the coffee like it was put in at a really high temperature and it is a little dryer than I would like for an imperial stout.


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