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Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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89
very good

536 Ratings
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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 52
Gots: 49 | 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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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An Imperial Stout in a can - that's pretty kick ass. Looks like the real deal with a death pit black body and a swamp-bubbled espresso-colored topping of froth. The coffee is in the forefront and it seems like Santa Fe sprung for the good stuff. It's roasty as expected, but it's difficult to tease out what portion is from the coffee and which is from the malt. Chocolate and char are here too, as is a supporting smack of earthy hops. The only minor drawback to my full enjoyment is a twiggy woodiness that seems to be contributed by the coffee. This is good stuff nonetheless and great as a dessert beer.

Serving type: can

03-02-2012 20:36:32 | More by bump8628
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vande

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A real thick, dark looking pour that seems suitable for a chilly night. It also has a nice, sandy colored looking layer of head resting peaceful as I sit out on my patio.

S: If I liked actual cold coffee, this is what I should think it to smell like. Roasted, java [yes I know its the name] aromas float easily from the glass.

T: Coffee right away, with a lingering but light bitterness or sour note...grainy with chocolate flakes.. but mostly, the roasted coffee surrounds this one..

M: Thicker than some I've had, but nice and creamy...to the point of it reminding me nearly of a sonic mocha shake...

O: Out of a can, this is a pretty good coffee stout. It had been buried in my fridge for some time now from a trade a while back....and tasted delightful! If you like coffee, stouts, or cans out of the beer...this would be one to put on your list.

Serving type: can

08-10-2011 03:21:37 | More by vande
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-19-2014 03:16:46 | More by tbryan5
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-14-2013 14:08:31 | More by Cynic-ale
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PopGun

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-06-2014 21:06:03 | More by PopGun
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-13-2013 01:05:24 | More by Beerontwowheels
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n2185

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-22-2013 04:40:07 | More by n2185
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Sazz9

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

11-15-2013 03:25:13 | More by Sazz9
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-28-2014 20:24:50 | More by KCBeerNerd
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-21-2013 00:07:57 | More by metter98
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mcdsports

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-17-2013 01:52:57 | More by mcdsports
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-22-2013 21:10:19 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-24-2012 02:52:57 | More by cornucopia
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-02-2013 21:00:20 | More by Zaphog
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swaghawk

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-17-2013 23:13:31 | More by thebeeler
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Bilco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-25-2014 21:46:41 | More by Bilco
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sansho

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-10-2013 02:52:04 | More by sansho
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-20-2012 02:53:33 | More by ilikebeer03
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BrockLanders

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-08-2013 20:45:01 | More by BrockLanders
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-11-2013 00:51:05 | More by ygtbsm94
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque but clear very dark brown (almost black) in color with some minimal to light amounts of visible carbonation and a faint amount of cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy tan head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of very roasted malts (almost burnt) with more moderate notes of coffee and some charred malts. Lighter notes of sugary sweetness including some hints of vanilla.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of dark roasted, almost burnt malts and freshly roasted coffee. There are some lighter flavors of charred malts towards the finish. Additionally there are some lighter notes of milky/sugary sweetness (like what you would get if you had added sweetened condensed milk to espresso) and hints of vanilla + cocoa. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish that fade rather quickly.

M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: A little sweeter than I normally prefer my bigger stouts - I like the coffee and roasted malt flavors but there was a little too much sweetness (though I am a black coffee drinker normally so I know that is specific to my palate). Definitely enjoyable and with a very nice coffee presence.

Serving type: can

06-19-2013 15:26:15 | More by dbrauneis
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Matt_Quinn

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-19-2014 04:11:42 | More by Matt_Quinn
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into a snifter

A - Pours a thin black with a 2 finger tan head. The head stays around and dissipates into a ring around the glass. Minimal lacing.

S - Lots of coffee, cocoa nibs and roasted malt.

T - Coffee dominates up front and it meanders into a dark chocolate finish with roasted malt always in the background.

M - Somewhat thin but has medium carbonation.

O - Lovely stout poured from a can. I was pleasantly surprised!

Serving type: can

06-27-2012 23:16:17 | More by cvm4
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closisinthehouse

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-12-2014 14:45:51 | More by closisinthehouse
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.