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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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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

06-07-2013 14:19:10 | More by BMart
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

12 oz can dated best by July 2013 poured a very dark brown color; clear, with a light brown head.

Nose: more hops than expected, matched in strength by coffee, with dark malts more in the background.

Flavor: mild-moderate bitterness until the moderately bitter finish and aftertaste. Good balance of hops, malts and coffee. Lot of coffee in the aftertaste. Some very dark roast flavor but only a hint of char.

Feel: carbonated is a bit more lively than expected, but works well; smooth; medium-full body. The ABV is well hidden.

O: an attractively priced, high quality, robust coffee stout. Recommended.

06-06-2013 22:01:46 | More by chinchill
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

A: Quite black with a huge 2-inch frothy and thick head; decent lacing

S: Earthy coffee beans dominate up front; some chocolate and dark fruits linger underneath but this is a coffee bomb

T: The coffee, of course, is the star here but this is also hoppy up front with a balanced sweet malt base--chocolatey and yummy

F: Medium body and creamy with a sticky texture on the back end

O: This is a really nice coffee beer and the 8% abv is well masked; nice work, Santa Fe

06-04-2013 17:37:55 | More by dbossman
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Texas_Speed

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

06-02-2013 16:04:46 | More by Texas_Speed
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-31-2013 02:21:48 | More by HeadyTheElder
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TokyoCO

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-30-2013 09:57:24 | More by TokyoCO
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel

T-dark roasted malt, coffee, burnt caramel, chocolate, vanilla, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-medium to full body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-nice flavor and body in this stout, could drink a lot of these

05-29-2013 20:14:59 | More by MDDMD
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BGsWo22

New York

1/5  rDev -75%

05-26-2013 22:10:15 | More by BGsWo22
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +2%

12oz can into a pint glass
no born on date

Thanks to fatbeats18 for sending this one over as an extra in a trade.

A: Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black, with 2 plus fingers width of light mocha colored head. Looks like a cola, just a touch darker. Head dissipates down at a moderate rate. Leaves a good amount of fine bubbled lacing.

S: Fresh roasted coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, slight char notes, a subtle hint of semi-sweet chocolate. Not a lot going on, and pretty straight forward, but still very nice.

T: Sweeter than the nose implied. Very much still coffee forward, but more of a coffee with cream and sugar. A bit of dark fruits. Again, not a ton of complexity, but very solid.

M/D: Full bodied, not necessarily thick, but certainly not thin either. Carbonation on the lower end, and very smooth.

O: Overall, a very nice coffee stout. Simple and straight forward, but well above average IMO. Thanks again fatbeats for this extra!

05-25-2013 22:05:31 | More by zac16125
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TheBeerDog

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

05-25-2013 20:38:24 | More by TheBeerDog
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scratch69

Missouri

3.89/5  rDev -2.8%

I poured a can into a pint glass.

Appearance- Dark brown color with a fingers worth of tan head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Black coffee and dark roasted malt aroma.

Taste- Dark roasted malt and a strong coffee flavor.Light hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and smooth. An average amount of carbonation and slightly creamy.

Overall- A good example of a coffee flavored beer.

05-20-2013 00:29:39 | More by scratch69
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jewellrunner

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-13-2013 11:42:46 | More by jewellrunner
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-12-2013 18:28:07 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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elvish

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-10-2013 21:58:50 | More by elvish
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BradleyR

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev 0%

05-10-2013 21:48:39 | More by BradleyR
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ajtorres311

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

05-10-2013 16:32:02 | More by ajtorres311
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jklecko2

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-07-2013 22:58:02 | More by jklecko2
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klmcmachen

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-06-2013 14:15:05 | More by klmcmachen
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lakesider1818

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-24-2013 06:14:08 | More by lakesider1818
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Skyjmpr

Missouri

4/5  rDev 0%

04-23-2013 07:56:54 | More by Skyjmpr
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2013 03:18:19 | More by SFC21
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-21-2013 19:06:08 | More by zeff80
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wtkphoto

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-18-2013 03:47:11 | More by wtkphoto
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a dark thick brown, nice two inch creamy tan head.

Smells of rich sweet coffee...and really not much else. Smells great though!

Taste is rich coffee again, fairly bitter, more rich coffee, some burned cocoa. This is very good.

Good carb, rich creamy mouthfeel, but fairly light body for such a rich taste and really pretty drinkable. Not enough sweetness to be cloying and too much coffee flavor to taste any booze.

Great beer! Fairly one dimensional but really good.

8.2/10

04-16-2013 03:13:47 | More by AlexFields
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lancecenter

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

04-14-2013 05:44:21 | More by lancecenter
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.