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Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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90
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605 Ratings
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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 62
Gots: 64 | 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)
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sansho

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-10-2013 02:52:04 | More by sansho
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-20-2012 02:53:33 | More by ilikebeer03
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BrockLanders

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-08-2013 20:45:01 | More by BrockLanders
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-11-2013 00:51:05 | More by ygtbsm94
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

A: Pours an opaque but clear very dark brown (almost black) in color with some minimal to light amounts of visible carbonation and a faint amount of cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy tan head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of very roasted malts (almost burnt) with more moderate notes of coffee and some charred malts. Lighter notes of sugary sweetness including some hints of vanilla.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of dark roasted, almost burnt malts and freshly roasted coffee. There are some lighter flavors of charred malts towards the finish. Additionally there are some lighter notes of milky/sugary sweetness (like what you would get if you had added sweetened condensed milk to espresso) and hints of vanilla + cocoa. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish that fade rather quickly.

M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: A little sweeter than I normally prefer my bigger stouts - I like the coffee and roasted malt flavors but there was a little too much sweetness (though I am a black coffee drinker normally so I know that is specific to my palate). Definitely enjoyable and with a very nice coffee presence.

06-19-2013 15:26:15 | More by dbrauneis
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Matt_Quinn

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-19-2014 04:11:42 | More by Matt_Quinn
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Can poured into a snifter

A - Pours a thin black with a 2 finger tan head. The head stays around and dissipates into a ring around the glass. Minimal lacing.

S - Lots of coffee, cocoa nibs and roasted malt.

T - Coffee dominates up front and it meanders into a dark chocolate finish with roasted malt always in the background.

M - Somewhat thin but has medium carbonation.

O - Lovely stout poured from a can. I was pleasantly surprised!

06-27-2012 23:16:17 | More by cvm4
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closisinthehouse

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-12-2014 14:45:51 | More by closisinthehouse
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jcarr405

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-23-2012 03:09:29 | More by jcarr405
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jklecko2

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-07-2013 22:58:02 | More by jklecko2
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mtalley999

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-11-2013 03:29:12 | More by mtalley999
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RandyPuckett

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-24-2014 13:32:30 | More by RandyPuckett
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-07-2012 02:19:45 | More by thebouch01
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LambicKing

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

02-01-2013 00:23:02 | More by LambicKing
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JEdmund

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-10-2013 16:42:35 | More by JEdmund
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-29-2012 00:13:13 | More by appetiteforparis
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Wilke68ok

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-29-2014 22:36:30 | More by Wilke68ok
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denver10

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Pours dark brown with a thick 2 thumbs width mocha head. A nice rich aroma of coffee, bitter chocolate, and roasted malts. The flavor is not quite up to par with the aroma but still quite good. Coffee beans hit the forefront, the middle is a weak roastiness, and then it picks itself back up with a nice chocolate and coffee finish. The aftertaste is quite good, tasting like mocha frappucino. A creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, I really dig this beer. Gonna have to try this one fresh next winter 'cause if its this enjoyable at this age, I can only imagine what it'll be like fresh.

06-17-2012 00:18:25 | More by denver10
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ButterflyBethie

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-01-2013 00:02:32 | More by ButterflyBethie
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-17-2014 23:36:20 | More by BillRoth
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Buster

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-06-2013 19:17:56 | More by Buster
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-01-2014 13:21:51 | More by Ajmorriso1
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-30-2012 04:09:13 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-18-2013 03:47:11 | More by wtkphoto
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-28-2012 03:30:52 | More by t0rin0
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.