Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
04-16-2013 03:13:47 | More by AlexFields
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.