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Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Imperial Java StoutImperial Java Stout

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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 63
Gots: 63 | 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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4/5  rDev 0%

10-31-2013 14:48:41 | More by darthhamby
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New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-25-2013 07:16:31 | More by purvis_drew
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4/5  rDev 0%

10-24-2013 23:59:22 | More by Jame515
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4/5  rDev 0%

10-22-2013 04:15:33 | More by Mikevicgates
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-22-2013 04:12:55 | More by archero
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4.43/5  rDev +10.8%

A: dark, thick, nearly opaque. Little over a finger of head, decent lacing.

S: COFFEE! A bit of dark chocolate and malt.

T: Even more coffee! Dark, rich, roast; and lots of it. Great bitterness. Dark chocolate and malt still comes through, but the 8% abv is completely hidden.

M: thick and creamy full body the way an Imperial Stout should be.

Overall, coffee is the star of the show, and it is fantastic. Not as complex as some other big stouts, but it is Java Stout and it lives up to that name.

10-20-2013 04:57:10 | More by DillanWeems
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3.76/5  rDev -6%

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.

10-19-2013 00:53:49 | More by JGlitz87
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-17-2013 16:27:50 | More by Trish_NG5
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev 0%

10-13-2013 02:30:59 | More by The_Revisionist
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-10-2013 02:52:04 | More by sansho
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4/5  rDev 0%

10-09-2013 12:27:03 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

10-08-2013 03:05:59 | More by st9647v3
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-06-2013 19:17:56 | More by Buster
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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
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New Mexico

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
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-02-2013 21:00:20 | More by Zaphog
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

09-27-2013 20:03:19 | More by S_C
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4/5  rDev 0%

09-22-2013 07:08:26 | More by StrongAleSkeptic
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

09-21-2013 19:45:11 | More by logandouglasbrown
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-14-2013 14:08:31 | More by Cynic-ale
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South Carolina

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
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-11-2013 03:29:12 | More by mtalley999
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-11-2013 00:51:05 | More by ygtbsm94
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3/5  rDev -25%

09-08-2013 22:12:05 | More by krl2112
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5/5  rDev +25%

09-05-2013 03:22:48 | More by Sir_Goatman
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
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