Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.9/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
As it says, before or after noon and its both as it just hit noon. Thanks to dcloeren for this one.
Pours a creamy thick slight off white colored 1 finger head that fades fairly slowly with tons of lacing, pretty much pitch black thick looking beer. Breakfast?
Nose brings a bit of roast, actually plenty of roasted malt, some coffee with that mostly roasted beans but just a bit of fresh brewed. Then light cocoa, some oats, oatmeal like, hint of acrid roast. Some dark black patent like malt, and hint of caramel.
Taste is as expected, starting with coffee this time, some fresh brewed but also some roasted beans, and some roasted malt with just a bit of acrid bitter roast. More oats with a creamy oatmeal taste, and a bit of super dark bakers chocolate. Some bitterness mostly from the roasted malt but just a hint of earthy hops. Finish is drier bitter and more earthy hops coming out, long lingering coffee and slight metallic acrid, but f fresh earthy coffee too.
Mouth is med to fuller bodied, good carb, creamy oats.
Overall pretty good, nice coffee and roast with just the right touch of acrid bitterness, nice long finish, but just a bit more oats and rich feel would have made it even better.
Serving type: can
10-28-2012 21:51:03 | More by jlindros
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3.94/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can, best by 8/21/2014. Poured into a Surly goblet 7/25/2014.
A- Dark brown, nearly black body with a three finger offwhite head with a lot of retention time. Bits of bubbly lacing as the head recedes and the beer disappears.
S- Lots of coffee mixed in with roast malt. Not a ton else, maybe a bit of milk chocolate. Smells like a warm cup of coffee.
F- Acidic black coffee, milk chocolate (don't think there's lactose in it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it had some), cocoa, roast malt. Very tasty and just what I want out of an imperial coffee stout.
M- Creamy with a medium body, very good for the genre. Good carbonation, nice bitter acidic black coffee finish tempered by some lactose-like sweetness. No real hint of the 8% ABV, might actually be a good weekend morning beer.
O- Pretty tasty stuff for the coffee lovers out there in the beer community. Not necessarily worth trading for, but it's a nice treat if you trade with someone from NM. Locally, I can get Brewhouse Coffee Stout from Central Waters, which I feel is easily better than this one.
Serving type: can
07-26-2014 00:27:53 | More by Stevedore
3.96/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a flute glass with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
A: Cola brown with a tan half finger head that quickly turns to foam. Light lacing.
S: Heavy duty coffee comes on strong. Malts and chocolate bring in a weak 2nd and 3rd.
T: Zow! Smooth coffee and espresso. Chocolate tips the bill. Robust. Rich. When I added the ice cream, it frothed like crazy and gave me a killer taste sensation of coffee and vanilla.
M: medium with medium carbonation. Slightly bitter on the finish from the coffee, I guess.
O: A terrific coffee stout. Recommended.
Serving type: can
07-21-2014 00:00:39 | More by brewskifan55
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.