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Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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89
very good

558 Ratings
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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 56
Gots: 54 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-30-2014 17:44:21 | More by cultclassic89
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-29-2014 13:57:22 | More by steviesean
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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-28-2014 17:13:56 | More by jason_nwx
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shadowofthereaper_666

New Mexico

4/5  rDev 0%

01-26-2014 07:27:45 | More by shadowofthereaper_666
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Liveupthere

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can. A little browner than I expected, but black in the glass. Mouthfeel felt more like an ale than a stout. I would have liked a bit more syrupy/thicker consistency. Taste matched the coffee aroma. Exactly what I was hoping for. The 8% abv hides well.

Serving type: can

01-26-2014 04:20:02 | More by Liveupthere
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vmdominguez

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

01-24-2014 01:17:31 | More by vmdominguez
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MatthewD4

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-23-2014 08:02:31 | More by MatthewD4
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-22-2014 02:18:16 | More by AJ01923
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-22-2014 01:49:40 | More by kvgomps
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Jmitchell3

Arizona

4/5  rDev 0%

01-20-2014 05:49:27 | More by Jmitchell3
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-18-2014 02:47:58 | More by Kahlerbock
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laglocal

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

01-16-2014 03:40:27 | More by laglocal
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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jtoledo04

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

01-11-2014 19:29:18 | More by jtoledo04
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bpasquini

California

4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours more brown than black, but when sitting in the glass it is pitch black, left a small tan head on a heavy pour, leaves very little lacing around the glass, appropriate look for a stout

S: Huge amount of coffee! It's almost the only thing you can smell. I can notice some chocolate but it is very faint, also very slight booziness to it, the coffee smell is rather pleasing to the nose

T: The taste follows the nose, rich in coffee, some slight chocolate that gives it some sweetness, can't notice the alcohol at all, I made a mistake pouring this into a snifter, drink this out of a coffee mug!

M: Medium to thick bodied, has a nice oily/creamy mouthfeel to it which makes it very drinkable, easily one of the smoothest drinking stouts I have had!

O: Not much diversity to this beer, but with what Santa Fe gives you in this brew it is executed excellently, definitely a must try for every stout lover out there!

Serving type: can

01-05-2014 07:34:42 | More by bpasquini
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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Ohio

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Arizona

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12-31-2013 17:50:27 | More by prock180
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Ohio

4/5  rDev 0%

12-30-2013 21:28:16 | More by WillCarrera
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.