Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.