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Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

550 Ratings
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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 51
Gots: 51 | 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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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-06-2014 21:54:54 | More by Kmlund
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tpaetow

Missouri

4/5  rDev 0%

03-05-2014 02:29:47 | More by tpaetow
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

03-04-2014 04:21:23 | More by Davepoolesque
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KingFizz

Kansas

4/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2014 03:47:04 | More by KingFizz
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a dark chocolate brown with burgundy highlights. Wispy white head settles in quickly. A little thinner looking than I'd prefer.

S- Java for sure. Raw coffee bean aroma leads the way. Dig deep for chocolate and other roasted notes. Very straight forward.

T- Certainly more character than the nose led me to believe. Coffee forward again, but also has some espresso, toffee, roasted nuts, caramel, and pine flavour.

M- More body than expected from the pour. Mid body, but with a decent level of creaminess.

O- The coffee dominating aroma fooled me into thinking this would be more of a cold coffee stout, like Schlafely's, but I was fooled. Doesn't have the layers of depth to be world class, but a very solid value stout.

$9 for a 6 pk

Serving type: can

03-01-2014 05:52:00 | More by Bosoxfan20
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bmurray10

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

03-01-2014 02:18:54 | More by bmurray10
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like coffee. As the beer warms hints of vanilla emerge. Very lightly carbonated unlike Schlafly's coffee stout that I'm more familiar with. It's very crisp. At times I feel like I can drink a ton of this in one sitting, but one might be enough. Pours with a tan head that didn't last long. Served at 54 degrees in a snifter. The coffee taste will stick with you and is not too overpowering.

Serving type: can

02-28-2014 04:40:09 | More by Tafyob41
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sd123

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-24-2014 03:21:33 | More by sd123
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-21-2014 04:57:14 | More by SadMachine
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TaylorBrake

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

02-17-2014 23:55:49 | More by TaylorBrake
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CGMLS3

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

02-14-2014 17:43:16 | More by CGMLS3
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can to a snifter, best by 12/20/?

Pours black with two fingers of micha colored foam. No light gets through when held up to the window. Moderate carbonation helps this thing keep good retention, good lacing. Not a single thing not to like

Smells of upfront roasted espresso that eclipses dark chocolate notes, a little bit of hoppiness, and finishes with some alcohol

Taste is right with the nose, strong espresso that is pretty dominant over chocolate malts and hop undertones. A little bit of alcohol on the finish, but the coffee is the main flavor. Not necessarily a bad thing

Feel is bitter with a full body and dry sticky finish. Alcohol is concealed well, very drinkable

Overall this has more coffee in it than any other coffee stout I've had. Excellent even two months past it's prime. I saved one out of the six to throw in the cellar to see what happens. Six for $10 is a great deal, must buy for anyone who likes 'em dark

Serving type: can

02-14-2014 17:39:24 | More by lordofstarside
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Santa Fe Imperial Stout has a medium, creamy, beige head, a dark brown (with reddish-brown highlights) appearance, and a heavy lacing sheen left on the class. The aroma is of predominately dark-roasted coffee, dark-roasted malts, and maybe some water. Taste is of all that, with dark cherry and slight hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is mostly light, and Santa Fe Imperial Stout finishes mostly dry, rich, and flavorful. No alcohol shows itself. Excellent stuff, this.

RJT

Serving type: can

02-11-2014 18:11:36 | More by RonaldTheriot
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datphoo

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

02-09-2014 06:30:17 | More by datphoo
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akang

California

4/5  rDev 0%

02-07-2014 20:26:48 | More by akang
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-07-2014 01:44:33 | More by CasanovaCummins
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bkeller04

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

02-07-2014 00:54:11 | More by bkeller04
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Canti4341

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-05-2014 17:25:52 | More by Canti4341
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agammon

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-31-2014 01:22:30 | More by agammon
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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steviesean

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-28-2014 20:24:50 | More by KCBeerNerd
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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New Mexico

4/5  rDev 0%

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Liveupthere

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can. A little browner than I expected, but black in the glass. Mouthfeel felt more like an ale than a stout. I would have liked a bit more syrupy/thicker consistency. Taste matched the coffee aroma. Exactly what I was hoping for. The 8% abv hides well.

Serving type: can

01-26-2014 04:20:02 | More by Liveupthere
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.