davidm (2016) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2013 Bottle from Smith Street Cellars and the Alehouse Project. Imperial. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, coffee and hints of fig. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.
mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from March 2014. Shared with my wife as this beer is made with her favourite New Zealand coffee. Poured a dense thick black with a foaming tan cap. Aromas of coffee beans, toffee and malt. The was a dry finish with a faint fruitiness from the fig.
BigPumpkin (16) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perhaps a little too much upfront coffee, but I am sure this will mellow and balance out over time. A wonderful brew.
CapFlu (4959) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(750ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors for a ridiculous $27 or something. Pours a thin, beige head that dissipates while the black body is rich in aroma and depth. Great gritty burnt coffee and spicy, slight Balsamic. Very interesting.
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice full flavoured imperial stout. Big coffee aroma dominates the stout. Couldn’t get a whole lot of the fig but there was a real pleasant sweetness that may be related? Regardless this was an awesome beer full of flavour.
Ungstrup (32195) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, figs, and lemons. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coconuts, coffee, figs, and wood, leading to a dry and roasted finish.
sulawang (836) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Visual: Pours ultra dark brown with smallish very foamy lasting head, some lacing, a bit of activity near the surface.
Nose: clean roasted coffee without much burntness, soft aroma. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: dark malts, silky texture
Mid-palate: fizzy-micro-tingly, (MAIN) big roasted coffee, fig dark fruitiness, cacao, thick malts
Finish: coconut nuttiness, roasted coffee exhale, malty sweet coffee bitter finish.
Summary: Big roasted coffee and figgy flavour with just enough ABV, body, texture and zero sourness. Composed and poised. One of my top 3 favourite stouts out of all the 50+ stouts I’ve tried.
crazy_cat_lady (304) - - 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.
AleRider78 (365) - - 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.
Beersiveknown (4669) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brew on Quay
Thick dark brown with rich smoky coffee and sweet thick honey on the nose. Smooth, thick body with rich coffee, sweet chocolate and a long dry finish. A fantastic sipper but no sign of that coconut!