Ferris (2017) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Chocolate, coffee and dark fruit. Jet black with a rich brown head. Coffee, bitter chocolate, an interesting sweetness with a finish of roasted coffee bean. Although I don’t get full flavors of fig and coconut, this is a very robust, complex and nice beer to share. The coffee is very pronounced but not harshly. Nice.
SaintMatty (4742) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught (Stockholm Beer Festival 2013) - Dark brown, almost black in colour. Honey, figs, coffee and ash in the aroma. Roasted and chocolatey taste with notes of chocolate, figs, coffee and liquorice.
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Yanick. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of toasted coconut, flaked oats, coffee beans, cocoa and touch of unsweetened dark fruit. A touch vegetal at times. Mouth feel is chocolate grain. Lighter medium body.
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great brew with an awesome blend of fresh fruitiness and roasted robust coffee. Rich and silky smooth with tons of oatmeal and a bit of toasted coconut. Sweet and rich dessert like. A bit light in the body but warm and awesome.
Westchesterco (789) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle this beer is dark brown with an ecru head. The aroma of fig and chocolate stands out. It tastes of coffee chocolate and fig. It is bitter and resonates on the palate.
Iphonephan (2682) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thin tan head. Intense coffee aroma. Flavors of coffee, some light fig notes and chocolate.Chewy mouthfeel. Bitter roasted finish.
maekchu (1766) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Thanks to Wiombata. Dark roast coffee, with considerable chocolate sweetness in the nose. Very dark brown with translucent edges. Slightly harsh coffee initial, with a note of coconut / mid brings out the roast malt / finish is all sweet chocolate and light coffee. Medium-thin body (for a stout). I don’t get the figs, except perhaps as a added bit of sweetness. The coffee is not overboiled. Rich stuff.
KyotoLefty (5903) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Nose of coconut, coffee, fig, chocolate. Sweet, complex nose. Big coffee. Black with lace. Light body, with flavors of coffee, fruits, coconuts, cream, chocolate. It is hard to place the figs exactly. A bit think but good flavor, huge coffee—to much more me personally but well done. Dry finish.
Arthaey (13) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a tasty, but very roasted flavor. I don't taste the fig flavor, but I still like it overall.
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 bottle from PUB’N. Pours hazy dark blackish with minimal tan head. Nose is charred roasty dark malt coffee. Tastes of charred black malts not much fig or coconut, but a heavy coffee flavor, and finishing notes of blackberry.