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RATINGS: 375   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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3.9
Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Can. Black with an average tan head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and dark roasted malts. Taste is loaded with coffee. Cocoa, vanilla, lactose, and dark roasted malts. Average thickness and lingering coffee flavor.

3.6
dwyerpg (6231) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 4, 2016
The coffee in this beer is very pronounced. The roast is too strong for me. Appropriate thickness just too much coffee for my taste.

3.4
wombat23 (1510) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Shared 12 oz. can. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste follows nose with a dash of lactose. OK.

4.1
hayduke (5550) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours from the12 oz can dark brown with a tan head and gorgeous lacing. Nose of coffee and lactose. Full body. Flavor shows some burnt chocolate malt with lactose, but coffee still dominates. Finishes with a lot of the coffee and chocolate and just a hint of bitterness. This is a nice drinking beer.

3.3
darbeer75 (911) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Aroma: lots of dry classic stout notes; not much coffee but a little rubbery; Appearance: pitch black with fluffy tan head; some lacing; Taste: follows nose; still not much coffee; slightly watery; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet/dry finish; Overall: okay but nothing special.

4.2
Cajun (534) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Can - Pours black w/creamy tan head. Distinct coffee aroma with notes of chocolate, dark bread. Strong flavor of dark roasted grains, COFFEE, bakers chocolate, chocolate muffin, creamy mouth-feel, bitter hops middle, earthy, coffee/bakers chocolate aftertaste. So good!

3.9
The_Osprey (8222) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
September 2016 - Can share at Leighton’s, with many thanks to our host! As ’Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout’, "not for use with donuts", no ABV or date details. Very dark brown, foamy tan head, dotted lacing. Aroma is coffee, earthy, red pepper. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is coffee, toasted bread, toffee, earthy finish. Flavourful with a nice balance. Pretty good. (3.9)

3.4
madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2016
19th September 2016
Leighton’s flat clearance. Thanks to Mr Smith. Can. Clear amber brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and soft and has modest fine carbonation. Soft dark malts, a little dark chocolate. Modest coffee. Light creamy malt sweetness underneath. Smooth semi dry finish. Decent.

3.3
Andrew196 (1922) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Can to glass - beautiful, black with a strong, well laced, light beige head. Something is off in the aroma for me... Some mocha, but a strange chemical mintiness. The minty aroma yields to a well rounded chocolate mint on the tongue. More of a dessert stout. Nice lingering, fresh lactic coffee finish. Great after the nose.

3.9
rosenbergh (11613) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Draught at the Santa Fe Brewing Co, Santa Fe, NM.
Black color with a small to mid-size cream tan head. Coffee, crème brûlée, vanilla, roasted malt and ashy dryness in the aroma. Dry dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla in the flavor. Coffee, dryness and roasted malt.


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