Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +12.5%
Had both can and draft here in Santa fe, first one was a can so i'll go with that.
This is a great coffee stout from Santa fe brewery. Has that rich dark brown color that stays away from the motor oil color that seems to be the rage now. What a nose on this one! As a big coffee drinker, 3 cups a day, the coffee smell on this is utterly fantastic. Not to heavy on the pallette, I was surprised when I saw this was 8%, this drinks incredibly smooth. Packing some of this up and shipping it to myself in florida!
06-07-2011 13:40:42 | More by calcio360jrd
4.5/5 rDev +12.5%
Poured from brown undated can to a pint glass. Picked up a sixer after numerous recommendations from several friends. I had seen this but never bought as I wasn't really wowed by the packaging - rather foolish but it's the only reason I hadn't tried it.
A - The beer pours a deep deep brown color that's nearly black with dark mahogany brown edges in the light. Looks thick with a huge 2.5 finger mocha color head. Excellent retention and lacing throughout.
S - Huge coffee/espresso aroma! Absolutely dominates the nose. There are notes of roasted barley but it's hard to decipher through the coffee.
T - Very similar to the nose in that the first flavor is the huge coffee/espresso flavors. It's more complex than the nose in that there are hints of chocolate, vanilla, black roasted barley, toast, and a medium bitterness. Hides the alcohol extremely well. I am not a huge coffee guy and don't normally appreciate coffee beers but this is a good beer.
M - Creamy and smooth. Full bodied.
O - Very impressed and worthy of the praise.
Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 04-12-2011 14:44:51
01-23-2012 18:10:21 | More by hopfacebrew
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.