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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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3.8
mR_fr0g (14024) - 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
Leighton (22812) - 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
Scopey (16264) - 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
Theydon_Bois (21468) - 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
jgb9348 (6583) - 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, it’s good and you should try it if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce can . purchased from Spec’s Liqour in Dallas, Texas on 11-November-2015 for US$2,52 sampled at home in Washington on 06-September-2016

3.9
tderoeck (10617) - 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 didn’t 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
gephross100 (943) - 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.

3.8
KansaiBeerLvrs (5501) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2016
Santa Fe Imperial Coffee Porter 8% Can from Argonaut in Denver, shared in Suma. A cola brown color with a beige head and a big coffee aroma. Medium bodied with a dry finish. The taste is like a sweet milk coffee, lactose? A solid beer that goes goes down smooth.

3.9
tfontana (1184) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Can pour. Aroma is cracker with roasted coffee bordering on ash, dark fruits. Appearance almost opaque black with borders of glass dark brown; huge 3-finger width beige foamy head with good retention and fair lacing. Taste is much like aroma with balance of sweet and bitter coffee dominating. Palate light-to-medium with thin, creamy texture, soft carbonation with more bitter than sweet coffee. Overall, a nice beer but have had better coffee flavored stouts.

4.2
sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - JUL 14, 2016
Can from We Brought Beer Balham, London - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown creamy foam. Smell: cold coffee domination, coffee beans and roasted malt. Chocolate finish. Taste: medium/full body with creamy sensation and roasted coffee malt domination. Coffee taste and chocolate finish. Good attenuation, superb finish. Aftertaste: cold coffee and creamy sensation. Chocolate notes.


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