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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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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3.3
darbeer75 (1124) - 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 (550) - 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 (9721) - 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 (26434) - , 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 (2040) - 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 (11954) - 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.

4.2
zizzybalubba (1891) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2016
12 oz. can from Freshcraft, Denver. Dark brown pour with a creamy beige head. Aroma of rich roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Taste of espresso, mocha, and light floral hops. Pleasant lingering bitterness. Nicely done.

4.1
Itzjerm (3175) - 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
bigben873 (265) - Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2016
A good imperial stout, not very smoky but pretty bitter finish. I don’t really get the java flavoring either.

3.5
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 20, 2016
36cl bottle shared at Leighton’s 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


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