Rangi (672) - - JUL 13, 2014explosivedog (1102) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2017
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.
On tap at the Lumsden (apparently the only keg ever as part of the Lumsden’s birthday celebration). Pours black with a little translucency. Thick body. Figs, cherries, coffee, nutty. Lots of sweet fruit up front, lots of bitter coffee and bitter roasty notes after and then a nice long coffee finish. The coffee and figs take centre stage over the stout but it all blends together outstandingly well. An absolute delight. Lunkie (1926) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2017
Coffee malt spice aroma. Dark brown colour good head and lacing. Stale coffee malt flavour. Flat palate.
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Slowbeer bottle(1-Apr-17)Coffee sweet fig aroma. Black, brown head and spider lacing. Coffee choc roast fig flavour. Bitter roast coffee finish and smoke coffee aftertaste. Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2017
Aroma: capsicum and coffee with dark soy and malt
App: pitch black, small tan head
Flavour: mellow coffee, balanced malt
Palate: long coffee giving way to dark rich fruit
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bule (2137) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2017
750ml bottle pours a black color with a bit of beige head. Strong coffee bitterness. Lighter body.
bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 19, 2017
2013 version. Harsh aroma. Stale burnt coffee and musty wardrobes. Palate and flavour is beautiful. Sweetness up front countered with a balanced coffee finish. The figs and coconut don’t really feature. joe19612 (2900) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle. Pours a deep black colour with a fluffy beige head, aroma is roasted malt with hints of coffee, the taste is medium bitterness with the coffee coming through with a dry bitter finish. CRock (238) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Really well balanced beer. The creaminess of the stout with the subtle fig made it a great beer on Christmas day. ANZUShophunter (426) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2016
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours black with tan head and aroma of coffee and roasted malt that continue through to the palate. Didn’t pick up as much fig as I was expecting although I’d aged this for 6 months. Sammy (12099) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
LCBO limited edition. More fig than coffee. Not a year, but somewhat washed out flavour. OK stout.