JohnnyJ (4913) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy reddish brown color. Malty beer, with nice fruit flavors. Figs, sweet malt, orange peel, clove, citrus, apple, and notes of cinnamin. Pretty nice spiced ale.
presario (4901) - 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.
vtafro (4836) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz Bottle @ Paul’s gathering. Copper pour with tan head. Spices and malts , make a easy drinakable beverage that doesn’t have much to it.
reebtogi (4819) - 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.
ClubGonzo (4724) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first beer from Baird, and NOW we’re talking Japanese eccentric finesse! :-) Pours a hazy nut brown body with a thin, yet lacy top. The Jubilation Ale smells very much like chocolate, backed up by a thin layer of fruity spice in the background. The combined spice and malt profile adds up to a very peculiar, yet delicious nougat flavor slightly reminiscent of the Nutella chocolate spread. For some reason, this totally works in a beer, and I’m not even a particular fan of chocolate stouts. Really mind-boggling. Glad I got to try this one. Props to Baird for experimental pay-off and a nice bottled surprise.
wlajwl (4621) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is unique/different spices, malts and very light citrus. The flavor is spices, malts, mild coffee, a hint of toffee and a slightly puckering, tart finish.
obguthr (4597) - 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.
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
633ml bottle - $7.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a rather clouded, dark copper body with a small-sized head of yellowish foam.
Smell: Fruity, sherry accented aroma with a generous dose of spicy er... spices. Also, some sugary caramel, herbs, fragrant orange bitters, and yeast cake.
Taste: A sweet sip of bready caramel maltiness followed closely by figs, orange blossom, golden raisins, and a shot of cooking sherry. Pinch of ground cinnamon, but also a slice of piquant ginger. Current of yeastiness throughout. Herbal, leafy hops with some bitterness noted. Continued fruitiness with a sprinkling of candied almond on the back half. Spicy-sweetish finish with a lingering heat on the tongue.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’s sweet, spicy, heated, though overall just okay for me.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy amber color with a beige head. Malty and fruity aroma with notes of figs and cinnamon. The aroma was actually fairly fruity. Fruity flavor with a dry finish. Mildly bitter with a light body that makes it pretty drinkable
mkel07 (4304) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
633ml bottle. Pours a strong amber almost copper colour with a good cap of tan foam. Lots of biscuity caramel malt through the aroma and this translates into the flavour. Smoothing the mouth with good texture and body.