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
Ratings:
1,004
Reviews:
236
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
191
For Trade:
6
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5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent beer by far. Great price.

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4.99/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DIPA10
4.95/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Outstanding. Definitely one of the best coffee stouts I've had (of many). Very pronounced coffee aroma and flavor in a smooth, rich stout. If you like strong coffee and hearty stouts, you need to try this.

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4.94/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So many coffee stouts fail to give a potent coffee flavor. This one gives a strong espresso feel. If you like coffee and beer, this is the beer for you.

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4.92/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Find it. Try it. Smile.

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4.92/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Great Divide cervoise glass.

Look: The beer is an espresso bean black with a faint dark brown hue on the edges -- if that. An oatmeal colored head dissipates quickly to a nice thick film with a thick collar around the glass. A good amount of webbed lacing sticks to the glass, despite the high ABV.

Smell: Delicious burnt malt aromas abound here, with bitter chocolate and some dark roasted coffee on the back side. The coffee really smells good.

Taste: I'm really impressed with this. A nice bitter chocolate dominates this beer, and it blends well with the malts. There's plenty of roast in this, which leads right into the coffee notes. A fine balance between dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee.

Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth, rich, and on the thicker side. Dry.

Overall: Really delicious, and the alcohol is hidden rather well. I can't tell which emerges more -- the coffee or the dark chocolate.

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4.8/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.79/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.79/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.78/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The smell of fleshy ground coffee beans is very pleasant. This beer almost taste like the perfect cup of coffee with just enough sweetness to mellow it out with round mocha tones.

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Imperial Java Stout from Santa Fe Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 1,004 ratings.
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