Enjoyit (3571) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Ulfborg Weekend, Jan 2011. Hazy orange of colour with an orange head. An aroma of ginger, sweets and spice. A flavour of ginger, spice and sweets.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20110506 633ml bottle from State Line. Muddy light brown with medium brown, lofty, sturdy head that sticks a bit. Aroma is malty and spiced like bread pudding with a great cooked prune note and some sugared dates. It at first comes across as an old malt but with temp really shows the fruits. Soft bodied with mild eff and although it gives some impression of sweetness it actually appears to be quite dry. Earthy at the finish with pervasive spice, allspice, tree bark, assuredly the cinnamon. Nice beer, and probably pretty close to what I expected. The lighter abv is welcome although the beer comes across as well done English winter warmer.
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured clear reddish copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer.
obguthr (4425) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Butters’ Slutfest: Fig nose. Clear auburn, medium yellow head, good lace. Malt and fig flavor. A bit on the sweet side, not complex, but acceptable.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Butters at Slutfest 2.0. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, toast, bread), average hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of figs, cinnamon, and dates. Flavor is average malt (caramel, toast, bread), average hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of figs, cinnamon, and dates. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.
Butters (3943) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Slutfest 2.0. Pours a near clear amber with tan head. Sweet and cinnamen brown sugar. and maybe i see the figs.
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy medium amber, foamy off-white head , decent retention. Okay, to begin with there is no cinnamon in the aroma. Strike one. There is no fig in the aroma. Strike two. Baird, you really had my hopes up here! I LUVS ME MY FIGS!!! There are no figs in the aroma or the palate. Huge let down. HUGE!!! There is fruity caramel. There are hints of spices. There are yeasty undertones. There is an alcoholic warmth in the finish that surpasses what I would expect froma beer of mere 6.5% ABV. But there are no figs, nor is there cinnamon. Is it an okay brew? Sure. It’s okay. Am I filled with jubilation? Sadly, no.
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Looks nice. Full head on copper. Light quiet earthy scent. Malt fig favoured born or dark amber ale. A bit of dubbel. Just a hint of cinnamon if you insist. Better than I expected.
shigaleale (20) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - caramel, toffy, cinnamon and there’s distinctive yeasty aroma.
Apperance - light amber orange, with not much head
Taste - thin caramel flavour at the beginning and then spicy chinotto’s bitter (used in Campari) after taste. bit of tartness
Palate - medium bodyied, bit sticky and soft carbonation. long finish
Meilby (8948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 360ml @ fonefan
Pours cloudy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of caramel and spices. Taste is light sweet. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.