obguthr (5483) - 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.
ClubGonzo (5359) - 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.
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 1/2/2010. This spiced beer pours a medium brown color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is figs, malt, dark fruit, and cinnamon. A medium bodied spiced ale. The malts are dark fruit, figs, banana and bread. The hops are earthy and a touch floral. Lively carbonation. Interesting blend of fruit and spices, a nice balance of sweet and spice. A nice winter ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
JohnnyJ (5354) - 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.
thebeertourist (5175) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 bottle at Olympen. Hazy copper with a healthy tan head. Tart berry aroma. In the mouth dry chocolate blends with tart berries. Overall quite dry. Medium body. Complex and somewhat surprising.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium amber with a ligth thin head- slight haze. Aroma is lightly fruity, candied dried fruits- raisin fig and dates, spicy- phenolic and cinnamon and vanilla- earthy. Flavor is a slate and mineral in the middle- some sugar and sweet upfront and some spices lingering past the finish- light cinnamon noticed - slight diacetyl as it warms with more earth and herbal notes as well.
mkel07 (4982) - 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.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle (at 7%ABV): Lightly sweet aroma of cinnamon, caramel, spices, slight tea, pale malts, and slight fig. Poured deep orange/deep amber in color with a medium to large-sized, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of cinnamon, figs, pale malts, slight tea, wood, caramel, light honey, spices, and slight resin. Light to medium body (more toward medium). Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Cinnamon, tea, and wood finish.
presario (4902) - 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.
TimE (4885) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color. Sea salt candy, chocolate, nutmeg nose. Sweet malty mouth with notes of sea salt, milk chocolate, cherries, liquorice and oranges. Malty rich finish with milk chocolate and sea salt. Very unique. While other christmas beers from Baird reminded me of OSA, this was completely different and much enjoyed.