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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (1203) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (5760) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (892) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4980) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (636) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cajun (433) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6853) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
September 2016 - Can share at Leightons, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2016
19th September 2016
Leightons 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
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1541) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10895) - 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, crme brle, 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1834) - 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.


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