Imperial Java Stout | Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico, United States
santafebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

Added by goochpunch on 03-31-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,350
Reviews:
242
Ratings:
1,033
pDev:
10.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,033 |  Reviews: 242
Photo of NicolasBird
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this one consistently this past winter so I guess it's a proper time to rate it! Pours like a stout should, nice dark dark brown, not quite black, with a finger of head. Watching the pour it looks like a medium viscosity. Smells gorgeous, a sweet iced coffee smell with a bit of booziness, I would wear it as a cologne if available. Tastes great too, extremely balanced with a lovely creamy mouthfeel. I usually only drink stouts in the colder months, October-March maybe, but like this one so much decided to pick up just a can right now in May. This really is a great beer and this winter when I discovered it was a favorite of mine. I keep coming back to it and am very glad I took a chance on it. Could be one of my "signature" beers that I drink. Very highly recommend this one!

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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of huthuty
4.81/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Abysmally black when held to light it the corners are tan as opposed to ruby like most stouts
Smells fiercely dark, coffee and a little bit of spice maybe?
Taste is rich and chocolatey, a bit tangy, delicious and abrasive

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Photo of UtahBeerPleb
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of qjholler
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers overall. I will update with a more comprehensive review the next time I have it, but I love this beer because it is dark and rich with a strong coffee smell and taste and little hint of its high ABV.

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Photo of Hooley
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd34
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful dark black with a light tan head. Smells of sweet roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Tastes of loads of coffee (like serious dark and slightly sweetened medium roast), sweet chocolate, and roasted malts. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall an absolutely insane coffee stout. Easily one of the best of the style that I've had.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sbuck
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JerryHelper
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jcb7472
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Klub98
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mortarforker
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TylerJ
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of steinhauser10
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dustin22martin
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinerBob
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours midnight black with a tan head and a lot of lacing. The beer taste better than it smells. Has a strange smell but the flavor is deep roasted malts and chocolate. A smooth beer overall really good.

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Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 1,033 ratings