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Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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90
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605 Ratings
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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 62
Gots: 64 | 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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-11-2013 00:51:05 | More by ygtbsm94
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25%

09-08-2013 22:12:05 | More by krl2112
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

5/5  rDev +25%

09-05-2013 03:22:48 | More by Sir_Goatman
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Chaney

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
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-01-2013 17:31:36 | More by Sparky44
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4/5  rDev 0%

08-31-2013 00:18:42 | More by jroberts8811
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brurevu

Texas

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
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

08-30-2013 01:39:10 | More by mmilyko
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

08-26-2013 01:27:57 | More by Michaeldmanley
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rdooley

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

08-25-2013 04:34:34 | More by rdooley
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-22-2013 21:10:19 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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thebeeler

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-17-2013 23:13:31 | More by thebeeler
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Rhettbuck

Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +4%

I snagged this beer at a liquor store in KC, MO. Actually drank it in the morning. Would highly recommend if you like either stouts or java beers.

Appearance: Dark like motor oil, good lacing around the glass with a foamy head that dissipates rather quickly. As a side note, the can design is very simple, which I appreciated

Smell: Strong, you can definitely tell that this is a java stout when you pour it. Some of the other reviewers have discussed the coffee beans that are used for this beer. If you love coffee as I do, then just the smell of this beer might be enough to justify purchasing it.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Perhaps the least exciting part of the beer, which is not to say that it was anything but great. Maybe slightly over-carbonated, and the aftertaste is clearly coffee. Slight bite when you first take a sip, which makes it good too.

OVERALL: I would recommend that you pick up some of this beer, if you like either coffee or stouts.

08-15-2013 17:31:12 | More by Rhettbuck
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

08-15-2013 02:03:04 | More by PieOhMy
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JohnBundy01

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

08-12-2013 22:54:32 | More by JohnBundy01
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Ankur

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

08-12-2013 12:24:57 | More by Ankur
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dtresca

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

08-11-2013 23:07:03 | More by dtresca
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calcutron

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-11-2013 22:03:06 | More by calcutron
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nearengine

Arizona

2/5  rDev -50%

08-07-2013 03:58:18 | More by nearengine
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Mosul

Arizona

4/5  rDev 0%

08-05-2013 07:31:09 | More by Mosul
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suspect

New York

3.41/5  rDev -14.8%

Poured from a 12oz can into a Duvel snifter.

A: As per usual with a stout it pours deep dark brown almost black in color. Aggressive glug-glug pour leads to a growing 2 finger whipped mocha colored head that leaves plenty of lacing and nice rocky clouds on the top.

S: Over-brewed coffee and some dark toasted malts are the highlights of this one. Sometimes the coffee smells well blended and thoughtfully picked out. This is not one of those times. It doesn't really blend well and the bitterness really just overpowers.

T: Coffee and coffee grounds are what hit me the most with this one. There is a nutty flavor in the finish which is a pleasant surprise.

M: Creamy big finish. Just the right amount of carbonation for my liking with a stout like this.

O: A good, not great, beer. An easy drinking, nice touch putting it in the can.

08-04-2013 03:27:01 | More by suspect
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vcoggins

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

08-04-2013 01:15:36 | More by vcoggins
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev 0%

07-30-2013 04:21:05 | More by alex_hart
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MatthewPlus

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

07-29-2013 13:16:49 | More by MatthewPlus
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psmith161

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-25-2013 20:13:04 | More by psmith161
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.