Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Imperial Java StoutImperial Java Stout

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90
outstanding

727 Ratings
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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 71
Gots: 103 | FT: 6
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjurney
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Black color with some ruby red highlights. Tan head, spongy.

Aroma:
Lots of coffee and dark chocolate, dark roasted malts.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, roasted malts, brownie. Some hop bitterness towards the end. Finish is sweet, roasted, a little dry. Body is medium, creamy, silky, rich, smooth, some dryness, a little boozy.

Overall:
It's an excellent beer.

Photo of Boozecamel
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vma
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rebby91
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Green1981
4.26/5  rDev +6%

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.9/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of smakawhat
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a large snifter glass.

A very nice creamy light tan almost orange hinting head off the pour. Grows a thick two fingers and slowly settles with minimal lacing and a creamed top. Deep walnut brown color, with some actual clarity up to the light and fairly clear actually. Reall nice looking brew.

Mild notes of piping drip coffee. Good sense of cream and thick milk action a bit, with toned down sweetness. Hints of peanut butter and nut a little as well in the mix, and an almost black licorice quality to is as well. Kind of fun and pretty solid.

Palate seems to come as expected. Mild creamed coffee but with not much roast character. Borderline amped milk stout sweetness but far more bitter and with much more body. Mild roasting finish with a bit of hop oil bitterness on the aftertaste. Warmth brings some mild milk chocolate character as well with the coffee angle disappearing quite a bit. Very faint hints of metals slightly.

Overall a fairly tasty stout, but seems to loose it's coffee appeal after a bit and goes into milkier territory. Still comes off though as very well made regardless.

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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2.96/5  rDev -26.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Nathan451
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Not bad at all or better than okay. To be fair, I'm drinking straight from the can(+.5 points) ; but I'd like something to make it more complex (like a vanilla or more pronounced chocolate). There must be something about drinking straight from the can... nope, pored it to a glass and still taste something metallic and not quite enough chocolate.

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -12.4%

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Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.