thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 21.4oz bottle) Pours a medium brown color, when held to light it is a deep orange in appearance. Lacing on the glass is superb, 1 finger head thatís gone quickly. There isnít much to be smelled here to be honest. Some sweet malt. The taste is however pretty distinct. There is a nice chocolaty malt up front which is delicious. Lingering bitterness indicates the presence of some hops, but isnít bad at all. Quite nice actually and never gets in the way of the malt. The yeast profile reminds me almost of the complexity of a Belgian beer, but not quite. Pretty well balanced. Maybe the most perfectly carbonated beer Iíve had yet, the tiny bubbles dance across my tongue unlike any beer Iíve had yet. Weight of the beer is a little thinner than Iíd prefer, but the carbonation being so good keeps its score really high.
Highly recommended. Iím not sure the cinnamon or fig ever show their presence, but this is a good beer and you should try to find it.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks Swoopjones! Cloudy ruby, tan head. Nose is cinnamon, nugmeg, alcohol, caramel. Flavor is honey, cinnamon, caramel, cherries, alcohol, a bit of yeast. Iím not a huge fan of spiced ales, but this was nice enough.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paulís tasting. Pours a murky brown with a thin white head. Sweet caramel, light hop presence, hints of spice. On the thin side of medium with a bit of slightly oxidized caramel, plums, prunes, and malt. Finishes with a light bitterness and a touch more spice.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored with a nice off-white head. Unusual aroma of fruits, light cinnamon and some faint cooked vegetable notes. Lightly sweet candied fruit flavors back by caramel and chocolate malts. Cinnamon spiciness comes through towards the finish, but is not over powering.
swoopjones (4905) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ VBM, Buffalo. enjoyed with Rudolf, ElJefe, & jacob. Golden copper pour, Maudite like. Fruity, caramel malts, dried fruits, light cinnamon, allspice. Some fruit juice, not overly complicated but a solid beer
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2010 Bottle, 63.3cl. 7% ABV. It pours an unclear, dark golden body under a nice off-white head. Some cinnamon in the initial aroma, followed by a malty sweetness, some hops and a spiced touch. The flavor is a nice blend of cinnamon and malty sweetness, with a fine bitterness from the hops. Medium to full body with pleasant carbonation. Spiced, malty sweet finish. A rather unusual beer, but sure nice. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.7. 090821
Bottle, 36cl, at Patricks. 2007 vintage. Itís a hazy, golden-orange beer with an off-white head. Slightly oxidized nose, with malts, notes of cinnamon and an earthy touch. Sweet, malty flavor with some cinnamon, quite low on bitterness. Full body. An easy drinkable beer that seems to best served fresh. 100213
Arayaga2 (1710) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is figgy indeed, and sweet, with a bit of alcohol . Taste is the same with a spiced cinnamon bready quality. Dark fruit in the finish with alcohol and a slight sourness. $6/22oz
paiste2002 (175) - Saugus, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy copper color with a nice white head that left some very nice lace behind. Aroma is huge fig, malt and spice. Flavor is malt up front, fig, raisin, honey and some vanilla. finish is spicy, figs and biscuit.
Kind of reminds me of a fig newton. Nice beer, I look forward to trying more from this brewery.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 63,3 cl. Hazy amber golden with tiny floating impurities and an off-white head. Spicy aroma, exotic fruits. Quite full-bodied, caramel and roasted malts with a fairly exotic spicing. Ends bitter. 210809
MiP (12840) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 7%. Mild spicy aroma. Hazy red amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour has some cinnamon in the finish, not too powerful, but can be tasted. Slightly sweet, perhaps from the figs. Ok balanced for an unbalanced beer style.