Metalchopz (3036) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep copper-brown colour with ruby highlights. The head is bubbly-foamy, mocha-coloured with good retention and beautiful creamy-foamy lacing. Earthy aromas with some bitter chocolate, roasted malts and some coffee. Flavours of chocolate and roasted malts. Mild grassy hops and coffee in the finish. Hard to feel the fig as if any dark fruits, pretty light. The rest is pretty earthy for a beer, but goes down nicely. Maybe they are sandy figs.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2016 Poured solid black & frothy with an enticing aroma of malty coffee & fermented fruit the flavours are all coffee & fruity spicy maltiness a fine brew went down well
AleRider78 (573) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
759ml bottle. Pours a nice average creamy frothy beige head and has a dark brown appearance with ruby highlights. Lacing is decent. Aromas roasted barley malts, notes of chocolate and coffee. Flavours of coffee, chocolate, spices, earthy hops. Quite a bit of sweetness from the figs, as well as some mild bitterness. Fairly smooth and slick mouthfeel. Average retention. Slight warming sensation. Alcohol is well hidden. Good stuff.
ametras (1250) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Flavors are roasted cereals, chocolate, coffee and molasses with fruity and nutty notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, slick texture.
crazy_cat_lady (354) - - DEC 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from LCBO. Strong aromas of figs and molasses, coffee and chocolate. Tastes like chocolate and figs, with minor coffee notes. Very smooth mouthfeel. Touch of coconut in the aftertaste. Lovely mix of flavours in this.
TheJester (2447) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I didnít get figs from this. It is a flavour that can almost be recreated with malts and yeast, but even still, I donít get that here. Itís a nice coffee stout, though. The coconut mimics barrel aging a bit.
thorongil2 (2216) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of coffee, alcohol, then coffee liqueur, dried fruit; balanced flavour with a long, very light bitter with a hint of sour finish
Alpha10 (576) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015/12/19 - Pours a dark brown cola colour with a thick, foamy, khaki head that slowly reduces as leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is coffee roast, dried chili peppers, milk chocolate, light figs and a hint of molasses. Taste is figs, dried chili peppers (without the spiciness), coffee roast and bitter cocoa. Dry and dusty. Mouthfeel is medium with smooth carbonation and a drying finish. Didn't taste any coconut and the pepper notes were unexpected, but overall a really nice stout.
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kevinsenn (1951) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LCBO. Coffee aroma, with some dried fruit notes. Coffee taste, sweet with dried fruit, bitter and acidic too.
GregClow (3120) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Very dark body - verging on black - with a thin tan head. Strong aroma of freshly ground coffee with dark fruit and molasses notes behind. Coffee is still present in the flavour, but not quite as aggressively as in the aroma, with sweet dark fruit, caramel and cocoa notes coming to the fore. Medium-full body, slightly creamy on the palate. Slight heat in the finish, but not as strong as you might expect from an 8% beer. Very nice all around, really.