ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Coffee, Fig, Coconut Oatmeal Stout. While this sounds like it should be divine I didnít dig it for two reasons. One is that this is one of those stouts that is super dry and super super ashy, with very little sweetness or malt character to balance. The other is that it smells and tastes like burnt coffee. I couldnít get any fig, coconut or oatmeal character and didnít get very far before giving up on this incredibly astringent ashy beer.
dpal887 (2) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
If we are talking the 2014 version this was amazing. Went through 4 bottles of it over the last few weeks.
Strong coffee and sweet fruit flavors. Tastes exactly how a good coffee infused beer should.
blankboy (7054) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o HTH] 2015 vintage. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size lasting frothy light-brown head. Aroma of coffee first followed by hints of dark fruit and cocoa -- but it almost smells like cold coffee. Flavour of lots of coffee followed by dark malt, dark fruit and cocoa. Medium bodied. Pretty good, not great.
GlennHendry (220) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I get raisin and roast coffee with some bitter chocolate on the nose. More of all that on the tongue - especially the coffee - with lots of sweet malts.Been a while since I ate a fig but this didnít taste like any fig newton I remember. Smooth and rich and really good.
Metalchopz (2955) - 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 (605) - 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 (450) - - 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 (1117) - 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 (333) - - 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 (2377) - 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 (2147) - , 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