otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: deep garnet and cherry woods. A khaki head fades into a thin collar of lingering bubbles which try to crawl up the sides of my glass. Swirls thicker.
Nose: dark fruit forward with cinnamon in the back; meaty and moist. Crisp along the edges – apple skins. Dried figs and prunes. Earthen wood and fire in the background. Cinnamon is very subtle. Mulling spices and apples.
Palate: ooh – yummy. Medium weight, soft, bready. Fruitiest in the middle – figs, prunes, and pressed apples. Brisk. Essence of fall leaves, apple peel, and cinnamon sticks. Dry along the edges – fall leaves, earth, dirt. Not overly complex but damn good. Silky mouthfeel. Pears join the apples – juicy. Clean finish. Figs in the middle with dried raisins and prunes. Cinnamon is an essence.
Final Thoughts: wow. Baird Brewing always impresses. Always. I think part of that for me is the indigenous aspect – many flavor profiles are totally new and therefore totally intriguing, puzzling, and thrilling all at the same time. A fantastic beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: June 05, 2010
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy amber, wispy white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet aroma, touch of fruityness, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice fruity character, light spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have never heard of this brewer before and was surprised to hear that it comes from Japan. +++Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky orange-brown color with a small foamy white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was cinnamon, nutmeg and was a bit musty. The flavor was bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel and raisin. The finish was medium length bread and dry spices. Medium body. Ok.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by B Torres, what a nice guy. There is definitely a nice spice dried fruit presence in this one. Figs and apricots were the most prominent here. Very tasty and easy to drink.
reebtogi (4144) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a small off-white head that leaves little lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity with some cinnamon. Taste is fruity sweet with some maltiness and cinnamon spice with a slight trace of hops in the finish. An interesting brew that was somewhat enjoyable, but not something I could drink daily.
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, somewhat of a dark red, cloudy and dirty, moderate off-white head, frothy, with
spotty lacing.   Lots of dark pitted fruit on the nose.   Not real heavy, but it seems like dates, figs, and
raisins.   Golden raisins to be more exact.   On the tongue it certainly carries that dark pitted fruit
aspect.   The body is light, meaning its not like a dubbel.   The backside has a very dull cinnamon aspect.
Now I know its nothing like a Dubbel.   I wished this was a bit more full bodied, and sweet.   Seems to
come across as a weak Dubbel with some other spices.   Not bad, but needs a little more body and brightness.
keepersj12 (2673) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first from this brewer and a nice surprise. It pours almost a ruby red with a slight haze. The head is off white, creamy and lacing. The aroma has fruit, caramel, candy, fig( I didn’t know it had any fig until I read the label). The flavor had the above along with a hint of spice, cinnamon like it says on the label. A very nice after taste as well. Nicely balanced, lively mouth feel, nice beer.
Travlr (10319) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown, medium tan head, poor retention. Aroma of fruit and scant spice. Taste is vegetables and figs. Interesting.
sulawang (610) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brewed with freshly picked figs and cinnamon twigs. Pours orange-brown with minimal head, regular carbonation, and minimal lacing. Mellow and soft fig sweetness up front, with subtle cinnamon spices at the backend. Goes down extremely smooth and just a trace of bitterness at the finish. Well-balanced body, sweetness, smoothness, creaminess, texture and carbonation. It could use more complexity and depth.
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is sweet fruity, cinnamon, figs and dates and almost a touch oxidized. The flavor is more sweet fruit centered around figs, some cinnamon, honey with mild bitterness to the finish.