Imperial Java Stout - Santa Fe Brewing Company
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4.7/5 rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours pitch black with thick, brown foamy head with excellent lacing on side of glass. Strong roasted coffee aroma with hints of dark chocolate. Taste is very much of the roasted coffee variety. There is some dark chocolate taste in the beginning, but the coffee taste very much overwhelms it at the end. There is an excellent bitter aftertaste. Excellent stout!!
Serving type: can
06-15-2014 23:23:18 | More by jngrizzaffi
3.6/5 rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
After a hard pour, this beer has a dense, off white, persistent head. The head forms a halo as I drink the beer, and the lacing is light and sticky along the glass. The beer appears black, but when held up to the sun, it is a dark boysenberry color.
The aroma is of light roasted malts, light coffee, and faint dark chocolates.
There is a light balanced taste of roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolates. Nothing sparkles or stands out.
The mouthfeel is fair and substantial.
The ABV is mediocre and the taste is right there...in the middle. This is a solid mediocre imperial stout. I would drink this again as a standby, or if I couldn't find any of the top tier stouts on my list.
Serving type: on-tap
05-31-2014 04:19:04 | More by mabermud
Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.