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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 L’affare Ethiopian Coffee whole beans, Philippine Toasted Coconut

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davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
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.

4.7
dpal887 (2) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2016 does not count
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.

4.5
mkel07 (6269) - 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.

4.5
Samtzu (549) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 25, 2017
2015 Vintage. Pours a deep black with light brown head. Huge aroma full of coffee and dark chocolate. Full body with rich chocolate flavours which develop into coffee notes. The oatmeal provides a sweetness which lessens any bitter notes from the coffee. Delicious.

4.4
BigPumpkin (16) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2012
Perhaps a little too much upfront coffee, but I am sure this will mellow and balance out over time. A wonderful brew.

4.4
CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
(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.

4.4
Rangi (672) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2014
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.

4.3
Ungstrup (38250) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
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.

4.3
sulawang (1189) - - JUL 5, 2014
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.

4.3
crazy_cat_lady (680) - - DEC 31, 2015
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.


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