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Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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90
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605 Ratings
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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 62
Gots: 64 | 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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4/5  rDev 0%

04-08-2014 22:55:40 | More by brianmandell
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4/5  rDev 0%

04-05-2014 13:02:12 | More by InspectorBob
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davemarc87

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-03-2014 14:29:44 | More by davemarc87
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-03-2014 03:25:01 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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woooobeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-03-2014 01:17:26 | More by woooobeer
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%

Dark brown in color with a half inch khaki colored head. Brussels lacing. Dark roasted coffee and and roasted barley aroma greets my nose. There's an abundance of dark bitter coffee flavor in this beer. The mouth is a bit chalky and thick. If yo are looking for something more so on the bitter end of the coffee stout spectrum,this is your beer.

03-30-2014 03:42:50 | More by Franziskaner
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Zaximus

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

03-30-2014 01:40:59 | More by Zaximus
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

4/5  rDev 0%

03-29-2014 03:22:32 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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bambam2517

Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%

The most nose-on coffee present beer I've had in a couple years, feels exactly like I'm drinking a cup of Colombian coffee left to cool with a little sugar added in. Appearance could fool people as well, I would like to do a side by side comparison and see if my friends could definitely tell the difference. I'll have it on hand next time I go to a beer brunch.

03-28-2014 21:35:23 | More by bambam2517
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irrgalaxy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev 0%

03-28-2014 02:20:35 | More by irrgalaxy
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-27-2014 14:32:12 | More by bigfnjoe
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shawnohall

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

03-27-2014 04:49:22 | More by shawnohall
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4/5  rDev 0%

03-26-2014 12:53:56 | More by ldhughes3
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Chelseaw30


4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-23-2014 23:34:57 | More by Chelseaw30
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moarmare

Missouri

4/5  rDev 0%

03-21-2014 14:48:55 | More by moarmare
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tylerstravis

Colorado

4/5  rDev 0%

03-18-2014 04:00:50 | More by tylerstravis
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Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

03-16-2014 05:39:02 | More by IpeeA
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jrbuckt

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

03-15-2014 21:22:36 | More by jrbuckt
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Florida

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03-12-2014 14:45:51 | More by closisinthehouse
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.48/5  rDev -13%

Black color, with hints of light about the edges. Not really thick or viscous looking for stout. Leaves a thin tan foam after pour, but doesn't last long. Straight up coffee aroma, sweet, but lacks depth and is a bit one dimensional perhaps.

Flavor has a bit more roasted bitterness than the smell suggests, but I'm not sure it stacks up against the cloying sweetness of vanilla/cola like malt. The coffee taste is somewhat heavy, almost like it dominates the overall flavor instead of complementing the beer. There isn't much contrast from start to finish in the sip either. Alcohol seems pretty mild actually, not really understanding the "Imperial" title here. Moderately thick body, decent carbonation.

Overall a slight disappointment. Not a well refined Coffee Stout, and a little too sweet. Considering the abundance of options in the Coffee beer arena these days, this one will be easily forgotten.

03-11-2014 05:24:18 | More by bennetj17
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New York

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03-11-2014 00:58:02 | More by phooky
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New Mexico

2.63/5  rDev -34.3%

Pours a dark brown to black with about an inch of head that quickly dissipates lacing remains on the glass with every sip.

Tastes like a day old Starbucks coffee which is not a terrible thing. Besides the stale coffee taste it finishes with a black licorice taste that remains in your mouth. Maybe some vanilla as it warms.

A lighter mouth feel than I expected but not a smooth swallow.

03-09-2014 19:12:03 | More by Bluedog1211
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Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-09-2014 05:14:36 | More by msambita
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New Jersey

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Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.