Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev -3.8%
Picked up a single from Total Wine in mid-August for $1.79. Best by 10-19-13.
Beer poured dark brown with a nice brown head.
Nose is all coffee to me and not much else.
Taste is coffee forward, some dark chocolate, and a decent amount of hopping to keep the sweetness at bay.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and somewhat smooth.
Overall this is a nice brew at a nice price. Be ready for some heavily roasted coffee if you do get the opportunity to try this.
10-05-2013 01:07:30 | More by arizcards
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured from a twelve ounce can into a snifter.
This stout pours a dark brown, almost black in color, and creates a chewy, frothy head. There are big air bubbles among the head. The head persists long after the pour and creates a ton of lace around the glass.
The smell is very much like a coffee with milk. The coffee smell is potent, a condensed milk aspect weaves in and out, and their is a hint of sugar. This all shows up in the taste as well, as the beer drinks very much like a sweet, creamy coffee. Maybe an Irish Coffee, since the heat from the booze provides a kick.
This is a go-to beer for me here in my native state, truly a good beer, and I highly suggest it to those that enjoy a sweeter stout or a coffee stout.
10-04-2013 21:32:09 | More by ONovoMexicano
4/5 rDev 0%
Big thanks goes out to cmanuel for sharing this one! Served from can into a New Belgium globe. Poured pitch black with a half finger khaki colored head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, acidic coffee, and milk chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cream, coffee, and caramel. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I have to be honest and say that I drank this one as a wake up beer while on a vacation day from work. But I am certainly glad that I did. This had a really nicely balanced flavor and aroma going on here that made it surprisingly refreshing and intriguing at the same time. It was really well rounded around the edges with every aspect having a balancing component going on with it. A really well done brew that I would love to have A LOT more of to enjoy as an alternative to coffee in the AM.
09-13-2013 15:52:54 | More by thagr81us
District of Columbia
4.16/5 rDev +4%
My man Huzuhbendah slipped me one of the these the other day to take home after a tasting. Thanks Matt!
Split with my wife.
A: Poured as black as night and with a fairly sticky mocha head that was a mere ring around the brew.
S: Intense smell of high grade coffee, burnt caramel, and vanilla. Really nice.
T: Nice coffee flavor as well as sort of a chocolate donut-like component. Very dessert-like in its disposition overall which suits me fine.
M: I really like the marriage of the sweet and coffee components here. It was definitely more of a Heath bar as opposed to a bitter java.
O: My wife just said, "I wish I had about 6 of these for tonight." Yep, I'd definitely have this one again.
09-04-2013 22:28:44 | More by Chaney
4.48/5 rDev +12%
The Sante Fe Java Stout poured pitch black with a thick tan head and the heavy coffee aroma wafted from the glass and perked my senses. The rich coffee aroma lead into an enormous coffee flavor that enhanced the sweet malty stout with a hint of burnt roasty nuttiness on the follow through. The Java Stout had a rich and creamy mouthfeel that made for a fantastic brew that was deceptively drinkable considering its high alcohol content. A perfect breakfast beer and a highly underrated beer IMHO.
08-30-2013 19:29:02 | More by brurevu
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
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