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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
The Epicurean series is a celebration of the flavours and aromas that can be found within the diverse range of ingredients that brewers and chefs alike use in their creations. This beer is a culmination of hours of cerebration, experimentation, ocgitation and libation. And a sprinkling of dehydrated finesse.
EBC (SRM): 80
HOPS: US Cascade
EXTRAS: Caramelised Dried Turkish Lerida Figs, Caffe Laffare Ethiopian Coffee whole beans, Philippine Toasted Coconut

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14257) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Keg at CASC. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is rich roast, charred wood, tar, liquorice, rocky road, dried fruit, coffee and umami. The taste is bitter, rich roast, espresso coffee, tar, burnt caramel, treacle, mild acidity, ash, dried fruits and toast with a drying, toasty finish. Full body and fine, prickly carbonation. Pretty punchy stuff. Tasty gear.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2015
Pours near black with a short lived brown head. Big, nutty, coffee aroma. Continues to what Im interpreting as dried chilis, but is most likely the toasted coconut mixing with the figs. Flavor is of chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, coconut and dried fruits. In addition to the fig, I get dried cranberries, dried apricots, and raisins. The experience continues to a smooth and toothsome mouthfeel with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12770) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
This brew pours black with a medium creamy beige head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Roast malt, dark fruit and coconut in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of roast coffee, malt, figs and coconut. The finish is roasty with a coconut coffee aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at elbernays wedding. Black as you like, coffee tan head, nose is roasted malts, figs, coffee, sweet notes. Flavour carries all the aromas, big body, soft carbonation, lush mouthfeel, no sign of the big ABV. very enjoyable indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (1440) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 15, 2014
Shared at wedding. Cheers ciaranc. Big body. Rated from memory. Great stout. ====+++++//

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2014
750mL Champagne bottle Deep mahogany ale, holds a dense tan head. Plenty to the nose; coffee bean, dark chocolate, dried fruit, fig jam. Palate starts quite rich, smooth but dries out a fair bit, subdued carbonation. Serious quantities of coffee on the body! Like chewing on a bean, add a touch of cocoa & fig skin to the mix and youve got a pretty intense flavour sensation. Bitter, slightly acrid finish. Probably trying to do a bit too much with this beer, good, but coffee too dominant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niksko (617) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours pitch black with small tan head. Nose is heaps of coffee, a little fig jam, milk chocolate, toffee. Flavour is much the same. Mouthfeel is smooth but not a particularly heavy body or creamy mouthfeel. Amazing flavour, but let down a little by the body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1966) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
From a bottle. Pours black with not much head, big coffee aroma and very rich bitter coffee flavours, not overly thick with no hint of the alcohol. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (5742) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rangi (672) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2014
Very nice full flavoured imperial stout. Big coffee aroma dominates the stout. Couldnt 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.

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