Epicurean Fig & Coffee | Epic Brewing Company

Epicurean Fig & CoffeeEpicurean Fig & Coffee
BA SCORE
3.87/5
90 Ratings
Epicurean Fig & CoffeeEpicurean Fig & Coffee
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
epicbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / 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.

Luscious oatmeal stout brewed with razor sharp cleaver chopped Turkish Lerida figs & matured on Kenyan Karen coffee beans expertly roasted by Kerry and Dan at Cafe L'affare in Wellington. This stout was conditioned on toasted coconut from the Philippines. Grab a scoop of Kohu Road vanilla ice cream, pour a couple of glasses and enjoy. Originally created & brewed with Dish magazine editor, Victoria Wells. Media brew grand champion of Beervana, 2011.

Added by mulder1010 on 02-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,064
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
90
pDev:
8.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
14
Trade:
1
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Photo of StaveHooks
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TonyJ815
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of innominat
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Pours a rather clear, dark brown with some crimson. Mild, mild head. Aroma is interesting. Earthy, young coffee beans. Such a distinct scent of beans that is literally smells like earth and dirt. Maybe some tobacco. Those are the two predominant aromas. I won't go digging, that's what I smell. Flavor boasts more intricacy. Coffee heavy and I also get the tobacco again, which is neat. There are subtle dark fruit flavors, like the name boasts. There are also some dry chocolate notes. Maybe some coconut or other nut? Very complex. Medium bodied. Not much viscosity, which I dknt hate because it meshes with the eclectic flavors. I enjoyed this beer. Unique and complex. If you're looking for a big bodied Stout, this isn't it. Marches to the beat of its own snare drum.

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Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeard89
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattGrimley
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nickfl
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cb2113
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2012 vintage bottle enjoyed in a snifter, this oatmeal stout pours a thick blackish brown with a firm tan head that dissipates to a thin ring and light lacing. Nose of coffee and dark sweet malts with a sprinkling od cocoa. Flavors are coffee on all sides, reminiscent of grounds, with some chocolate malts to the rear and bitter coffee in the aftertaste. Abrasive coffee cuts through the potential smoothness of a very light oatmeal background with some grittiness on the mouth feel, with no fig or coconut to be found per the label. A solid coffee stout, but the other flavors are washed away by the slick bitter coffee aftertaste.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of IMFletcher
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.56/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Hootie159
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of deg
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

There's a smell I can't quite pin down. The beer is dark, with a light tan head. The beer is a mix of flavors. Fig newton, coffee, hop bitterness. I don't pick up a lot of maltiness initially, that comes later. This is a sipping beer. It's thick like I expected, and the brewer might have added some lactose (I didn't read the label to see).

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of dataylor21
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MaseFace
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of erlenmeyer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Epicurean Fig & Coffee from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 90 ratings
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