Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev +7%
Big thanks to 4balance for this one!
Poured from can to pint glass:
Certainly pours like java... ominous black body with barely a hint of copper clarity around the edge of the glass, capped off by a healthy dose of mocha colored dense head. Solid lacing and unknown beading.
Massive nose on this one. I worked at Caribou Coffee for a few years and this reminds me of the smell of my uniform after work. Milky, roasty coffee. A dash of oats, some malted grains, very subtle chocolate bits.
Smoooth on the tongue. I can definitely see myself pairing this one up with some pancakes and lingonberries. Fresh coffee notes, soft chocolate... it's hard to even examine the flavor without mentioning the velvet perfection of the mouthfeel. This could be non-alcoholic for all I knew. Bravo.
It's great to see breweries cramming this much flavor into a can. It really is the superior beer vessel. Highly recommended.
05-09-2012 01:21:30 | More by yamar68
4.28/5 rDev +7%
Picked up a six pack of cans of this one today for less than 8 bucks. An incredible deal for an above average coffee imperial stout. Pours a rich, opaque black color, with a huge fluffy tan head. Aromas of freshly roasted coffee beans, espresso and roasted malt. On the palate, smooth and flavorful, with loads of coffee, slightly burnt, chocolate and a hint of hops on the finish. Very good.
01-07-2011 04:25:00 | More by emmasdad
4.28/5 rDev +7%
Poured from a can into a snifter. The beer pours a deep dark brown and settles to black with ruby red edges when held to the light. A nice tan head sits on top and laces the glass well. The smell is coffee, big coffee. It tastes very similar to founders breakfast stout. Some bitter chocolate flavors and a solid roasted malt backbone. This is somewhat light in body for an imperial stout, but at 8% it seems to fit the bill. This could be the easiest drinking imperial stout I've ever had. Great carbonation and medium bodied. Another great beer from a solid brewery.
12-29-2011 01:51:16 | More by Koufax21
4.25/5 rDev +6.3%
Purs the color of your favorite morning Joe. A fat and beefy beige cream topper of two and a half fingers. Love that head...
Smells of roasted malts, some bean grounds ands cocoa.
Sweet grounds and toffee meet your face straight on. A thick wall of coffee in this one, matched with brown sugar and cream. Almost a hop touch in the back, however definitely a malt monster. This has the best coffee flavor I believe I've ever tasted in a coffee stout.
Mouthfeel is creamy, smooth, and lends a heavy bodied beverage with thick voluptuous small bubble carbonation which carpets the tongue
Overall this is the best coffee beer I have ever put to my lips. Buy some and enjoy it. A dessert, an sweet treat to be enjoyed, and considering six for ten bucks, wow!
03-20-2011 02:14:07 | More by JoeAmerican77
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 602 ratings.