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Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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89
very good

540 Ratings
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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 52
Gots: 49 | 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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jcarr405

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Missouri

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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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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denver10

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

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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Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-30-2012 04:09:13 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-28-2012 03:30:52 | More by t0rin0
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Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-19-2014 16:03:47 | More by RBuckley73
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Indiana

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05-13-2014 23:32:53 | More by BUNZILLA
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Illinois

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09-01-2013 17:31:36 | More by Sparky44
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Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-26-2012 23:10:19 | More by TANelson
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-07-2012 17:37:54 | More by truesolution
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-12-2013 18:28:07 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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archero

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-22-2013 04:12:55 | More by archero
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JGlitz87

Texas

3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep dark brown, almost black. Nearly opaque. Small off white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing down the side of the glass.

S: Lots of lots coffee. Chocolate and malts underneath.

T: Mirrors the smell. Dark espresso coffee dominates the flavor profile. Chocolate and roasted malts fill out the taste. Not for those that do not like their coffee black. Slightly creamy.

F: Medium carbonation and moderate to heavy body. Hides the alcohol well.

O: Good coffee stout. A bit strong on the coffee, but since this is advertised as a java stout, I knew what I was getting into to.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 00:53:49 | More by JGlitz87
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color with a half inch khaki colored head. Brussels lacing. Dark roasted coffee and and roasted barley aroma greets my nose. There's an abundance of dark bitter coffee flavor in this beer. The mouth is a bit chalky and thick. If yo are looking for something more so on the bitter end of the coffee stout spectrum,this is your beer.

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 03:42:50 | More by Franziskaner
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Beejay

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark black with a full, dense, brown head. The head lasts a while then slowly develops frog eyes

S: Coffee is the first thing that comes out on this guy. Following the coffee is a semi-sweet chocolate & rich dark fruit bread.

T: Coffee and chocolate up front, a slight bitter earthiness to the middle. Faint notes of vanilla and licorice, the coffee comes through from start to finish.

M: Medium to medium thick. Carbonation is low. The beer emulates coffee in the finish.

O: Overall very nice, especially if you missed your cup of joe this morning. Do yourself a favor, grab your favorite coffee mug and pour yourself some.

Serving type: can

07-18-2013 00:03:07 | More by Beejay
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.