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Imperial Java Stout | Santa Fe Brewing Company

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1,008 Ratings
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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:
#3,025
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
1,008
pDev:
10.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
193
Trade:
6
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,008 |  Reviews: 237
Photo of barhoc11
3.24/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was very underwhelming. There is almost no smell to this beer and the coffee taste is very minimal with a floral/sweet aftertaste. The aftertaste reminds me of fake sugar, which is what I am sure was used to backsweeten this beer. I am not sure what they are trying to accomplish but there are much better alternatives.

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Photo of Schlafly33
2.95/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Really? I'm not allowed to dislike a beer without saying why?

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Photo of pmangold
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swedishmailman
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdwilliamson79
4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Awesome. Exactly what I look for in a stout. Great coffee flavor.

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Photo of MPombo30
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Strong Java upfront, expected mouth-feel, bitter-note aftertaste

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Photo of Beer4B
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jairwin
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Appearance:
Black color with some ruby red highlights. Tan head, spongy.

Aroma:
Lots of coffee and dark chocolate, dark roasted malts.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, roasted malts, brownie. Some hop bitterness towards the end. Finish is sweet, roasted, a little dry. Body is medium, creamy, silky, rich, smooth, some dryness, a little boozy.

Overall:
It's an excellent beer.

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

Photo of vma
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rebby91
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Wayne17
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of DannyBuckets
4.16/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jmulroy
4.08/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Green1981
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of TheWiredDJ
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of garuda
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of imbibehour
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a large snifter glass.

A very nice creamy light tan almost orange hinting head off the pour. Grows a thick two fingers and slowly settles with minimal lacing and a creamed top. Deep walnut brown color, with some actual clarity up to the light and fairly clear actually. Reall nice looking brew.

Mild notes of piping drip coffee. Good sense of cream and thick milk action a bit, with toned down sweetness. Hints of peanut butter and nut a little as well in the mix, and an almost black licorice quality to is as well. Kind of fun and pretty solid.

Palate seems to come as expected. Mild creamed coffee but with not much roast character. Borderline amped milk stout sweetness but far more bitter and with much more body. Mild roasting finish with a bit of hop oil bitterness on the aftertaste. Warmth brings some mild milk chocolate character as well with the coffee angle disappearing quite a bit. Very faint hints of metals slightly.

Overall a fairly tasty stout, but seems to loose it's coffee appeal after a bit and goes into milkier territory. Still comes off though as very well made regardless.

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Photo of Jackohammer
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Rocksteady1002
2.96/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of andyjeigh
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 1,008 ratings
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