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Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

594 Ratings
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Ratings: 594
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 60
Gots: 62 | 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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1/5  rDev -75%

10-14-2012 00:53:29 | More by bghozali
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10-13-2012 22:00:38 | More by steamboatbrewer
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4/5  rDev 0%

10-11-2012 21:28:16 | More by frogfan
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drh1382

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-10-2012 01:45:41 | More by drh1382
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obrike

Texas

4.06/5  rDev +1.5%

Just noticed this one for the first time at Specs Round Rock...a sixer of an Imp stout in a can for 9 bucks...hard to pass up.

Pours a typical nearly black stout pour. Nice clingy tan lace though. A thin very thin head remains throughout. Not bad...but doesn't stand out at all.

The scent...good lord...that's bad ass. For those who love a nice strong coffee...this one's for you. Getting bitter coffee, milk chocolate, some sweet burnt malt, spices...just damn good. Can't wait to taste it.

Holy moly...that's a tasty beer A wonderful coffee smack to the palate, but a good sweet malt finish as well. Vanilla, expresso, a shot of sweet cream...just delicious. A bit jarring if you're not a coffee fan though...thank God I am.

This one would scare off non coffee fans i'm afraid. But for those who love coffee, this one is a winner. A little thin on the mouthfeel and a lot of carbonation for an imp stout, but just incredibly tasty. I could drink this one all winter long. A very good beer at a very good price. Don't pass this one by.

10-08-2012 02:21:51 | More by obrike
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ATXRyan

Texas

3/5  rDev -25%

10-07-2012 19:55:19 | More by ATXRyan
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truesolution

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-07-2012 17:37:54 | More by truesolution
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brandon911

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-04-2012 22:05:33 | More by brandon911
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Colorado

4/5  rDev 0%

09-25-2012 00:28:57 | More by SalukiAlum
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Japan

4/5  rDev 0%

09-20-2012 23:07:37 | More by GMB
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

09-17-2012 04:31:37 | More by abex44
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Colorado

4/5  rDev 0%

09-13-2012 19:42:51 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

09-11-2012 22:27:41 | More by Gagnonsux
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%

A big shout out to woodychandler for providing this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of coffee, a touch of chocolate. Taste is of strong espresso, the most coffee I have ever experienced in a beer. Alcohol is well hidden. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall if you are a coffee lover this beer is for you, otherwise it may be a bit to overpowering.

09-09-2012 06:14:15 | More by tone77
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a very nice deep, rich dark brown nearly black. There was a good one finger mocha head that faded to leave almost no side lacing but did have nice retention/haloing.

S - Aroma pops with coffee and chocolate. Its almost, almost up there with the likes of other stellar coffee beers, thats how much it jumps out when you breathe deep. Its just doesnt explode in the surrounding air like some of those others do. Still, damn good.

T - Wow, this might be my favourite canned stout...Excellent coffee flavors along with light chocolate. Great black coffee. No joke, this is almost drinking like a poor mans FBS so to speak.

M - Mouthfeel is almost excellent. Stuff drinks like a mug of cold ice coffee. Goes down super easy. Just delicious.

O - Overall this is a shocking beer from New Mexico. Really, really enjoyed this one. In full agreement with WoodyChandler here, this is something special and I wish I had a donut.

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Montana

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4/5  rDev 0%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-01-2012 23:26:42 | More by swaghawk
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +13.3%

Another incredible CAN from Blargimus in support of The CANQuest (TM)! It really pays to advertise and my ISO post caused a lot of people to offer up all kinds of new CANs. I am so excited that I am downright giddy ...

From the CAN: "before noon [coffee cup and saucer depicted] not for use with donuts."; "after noon [beer mug depicted] ale with coffee beans." The best part was that the opening was aligned with the "after noon" side of the CAN.

The Crack revealed another nearly brimful CAN and the inverted Glug had both a cascading quality as well as producing two fingers of dense, deep-tan head with excellent retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown with limited light penetration and ruby highlights at the edges. As the head finally dissipated, I was ready! Nose had a heady coffee roastiness and I began to wonder how it might actually work with donuts. Mouthfeel was thick, full and creamy with a bitter coffee flavor not much behind what I brew up every morning. I am a retired US Navy sailor and not only do I like my java hot and black, but it should also have the consistency of mud. Man, but this was like a jolt to the CNS at 2023 (EDT)! Finish was equally bitter and I was contemplating trying to score a donut somewhere just to test the theory. My heart began banging against my breastbone and I knew I was alive. Not many beers will do that to me. My my my. YMMV.

08-30-2012 00:26:21 | More by woodychandler
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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

Poured from a can into a tulip. Nice superdark tone, light tan head. Didn't get as much coffee on the nose as I would have liked, but this got better as it warmed. The taste was much better. strong coffee without overwhelming. nice balanced malts with a touch of hop bitter. Overall very solid beer, especially at 8%

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4/5  rDev 0%

08-14-2012 22:05:02 | More by Tsrohnek
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.