Imperial Java Stout | Santa Fe Brewing Company

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4.04/5
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1,033 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:
#3,351
Reviews:
242
Ratings:
1,033
pDev:
10.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,033 |  Reviews: 242
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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Photo of MmmmBeeeeeer
4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is not subtle. It is in your face strong coffee and stout beer. I love it. Thank you Santa Fe Brewery for not wasting my time or money.

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Photo of Mark66
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Be warned, if you down a six pack of this, you will feel no pain for awhile, but then you will go comatose for a few hours.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours completely black with roughly one finger worth of tan head. The aroma is of intense coffee, roasted barley, and with some nice burnt notes. The taste is bittersweet upfront with a late and prolonged bitterness much like a strong black coffee on steroids. If you love coffee then this beer is for you. Not as chewable as one would expect for an imperial stout but it definitely offers a satisfying degree of viscosity.

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Photo of red_5_sooner
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DesertFox24
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fryeguy52
2.81/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of garymuchow
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pleasing coffee aroma with a shot of sweetness. Not harsh but quite smooth.
Dense tan head, dark body with red highlights.
Sweet coffee again which leaves a sense of creaminess to it as well. Moderate drying and a little less in the bitterness, but there is a nice long finish. A little shot of warmth in the gut otherwise little indication of the alcohol.
Moderate body and smooth soft feel.
This is solid. Nicely done.
Thanks to novomexicano for this fine sample.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Java Stout is a really nice beer. Lovely black color with a tan head. Great coffee smell, malty, bready? Little bit of a subdued flavor but what's there is just what the smell suggests - a nice coffee stout that doesn't overpresent itself. Refreshing, tasty, to the point. Good feel, aftertaste is just that without any negative impact on the palate. Maybe not a showy beer, but certainly a good option when it comes to value, price, and being included in a six versus just a lame four pack. Really is an enjoyable alternative to overpaying for something that only delivers sometimes. I've had Java Stout 2 or 3 times, and it's always great. Cheers

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Photo of Chasegator
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look- dark cola with a tan head
Smell- coffee, toasted malt, a little char
Taste- coffee up front with a sweet roasted malt finish
Feel- lighter than expected. Overall medium bodied
Overall- good beer. Bitter coffee followed by a sweet roasted malt finish.

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