1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Imperial Java StoutImperial Java Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

670 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 670
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 68
Gots: 76 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/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.

(Beer added by: goochpunch on 03-31-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 670 | Reviews: 172 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Ncpogs
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Ncpogs, Yesterday at 06:10 PM
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%

Kurmaraja, Sunday at 07:09 AM
Photo of Shandycan
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Shandycan, Friday at 03:07 PM
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

atlbravsrno1, Friday at 02:11 AM
Photo of mychalg9
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%

mychalg9, Thursday at 09:32 PM
Photo of maniaczak
4.25/5  rDev +6%

maniaczak, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Carl_R
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Carl_R, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of TomFoolery
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%

TomFoolery, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Hoganlaw
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%

Hoganlaw, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of JScoot
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

JScoot, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of ackbar556
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

ackbar556, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of KnowYourCraft
4.25/5  rDev +6%

KnowYourCraft, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -0.2%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of VashonGuy
4.25/5  rDev +6%

12 ounce can into a glass. Served at refrigerator temperature.

This is one of the two best coffee stouts I've ever had, along with Founders Breakfast Stout.

It's much more of a Coffee Stout than an Imperial Stout. If you're looking for a really big Imperial Stout, with huge body and huge flavors, look elsewhere. Santa Fe Java Stout is a perfect example of a marriage between a terrific iced coffee and a wonderfully balanced roasty stout. I guess the ABV makes this "Imperial", but the ABV is well hidden.

Appearance is beautiful - dark brown with a lovely foamy head that persists quite a while, with traces of lacing.

The aroma is roasty, both from the coffee and the malts. Taste is roasty, coffee, just a bit of sweetness, and hardly any bitterness.

The beer has medium body and a creamy mouthfeel ... more substantial than lots of ales, but less than you might expect from the imperial stout label.

My only regret is that I don't get to the Southwest more than once or twice a year. If they marketed this in Seattle, it'd be a staple in my fridge.

VashonGuy, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.25/5  rDev +6%

buyyourfreedom, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%

acurtis, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

LoveStout, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of OsoRojo
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Santa Fe nails it once again. Such a subtle Stout, perfect balance of all elements. Easy drinker, good introduction to the style as interpreted in the Southwest. Plus it's in a can. Get some!

OsoRojo, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of M_chav
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

M_chav, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of aphamer
4/5  rDev -0.2%

aphamer, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of sunshinerecorder
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

sunshinerecorder, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of _RL_
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

_RL_, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of hoppy91
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%

hoppy91, Sep 30, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.