Butters (3916) - 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.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried April 2009
A gusher that I had to quickly move to the sink so as not to create a mess. A careful pour yields a three-finger thick, lightly tanned head. The beer is a deep cherry-red color that shows a brilliantly clear, red-copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells cherry up front, some fig notes and a finish of brandy soaked raisins. A touch spicy as well which seems to accentuate an almost mace like note. Nutty malt notes and a touch of toasty grain becomes noticeable after a bit in the finish.
A bit chewy, with a touch of tartness and only a touch of sweetness. Fruity flavors of fig and a touch of plum are noticeable up front and in the middle. The beer finishes with a spicy note and a nutty toasted malt note as well as a touch of bitterness. This has a bit of cherry and cherry pit like flavors as well as a touch of vanilla flavors here. This has a bit of astringency in the finish that seems to be contributed from the malt and something else that I can’t quite place (the fruit perhaps). The body on this brew is not too heavy and not too light, it has a bit of viscous character to it.
I am glad that this was not infected, it was just poorly conditioned. This is a nice brew, one that is definitely enjoyable. This is definitely a fruit dominated beer. I definitely like the fruit contribution here, it surprisingly has a fair amount of cherry character to it, almost more so than recognizable fig flavors.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Mostly clear copper body with a medium frothy off white head. Sweet fruit, caramel and light spice aroma with earthy notes. Sweet fruit, fig, caramel, light spice and earthy flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.
zach8270 (3711) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Ruby red pour with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is spicy with some hints of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, very light figs, and sugar. Flavor is very sweet and malty with hints of cocoa, honey, cinnamon, yeast, sugar, and light figs. Very sweet and spicy and rather cloying.
TimE (3621) - 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.
Enjoyit (3520) - 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.
gam (3454) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Creamy head misty deep amber pour weak carbonation aromas grain cereal sweet potato cinnamon nutmeg flavours sweet potato creaminess nutmeg mild clove very smooth to weak tastes finish flat like aftertastes would be good if stronger in flavour bit weak
DYCSoccer17 (3436) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Ledger’s Liquors. BevMo in Natomas also has this beer. The aroma on this seems a little old and lightly oxidized with some cardboard hints. I have no clue if this is an old bottle or not. Ledger’s is known for that sometimes. Behind this, there is a strange herbal complexity, which is kind of sweet in one sniff and a little spicy in the next sniff. I guess that would be the sweetness of the figs and the spiciness of the cinnamon, although I would have difficulty putting a finger on them if not for help from the description. This has a slightly hazy amber-copper body with a smallish, quickly dissipating off-yellowish head. There could be some chill haze, here seeing I had this in the freezer. Starts a little herbal, before this becomes a little fruity and sweet, which is then followed by some light spiciness and a little bitterness. Finishes a little sweet. Very low carbonation in this beer, which works a little against this.
alexanderj (3362) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a muddy brownish-amber color with a creamy looking khaki colored head. Aroma of fig/dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar and fruit; a bit of spice. The fig really comes through strongly in the aroma. Quite distinct due to the ingrediants in the flavor. Alot of fig and cinnamon, with a bit of caramel, bread and sweetness. A nice soft palate, with a touch of creaminess. Not a beer I would want to drink often, but it was much better than expected.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle via superdave on 1/25/2010.
orange red pour... hazy with an off white head.
initially, this smells very vegetal and sweet... no, it smells that way throughout... cinnamon, caramel, malt and the earthy insides of figs.
the flavor matches the aroma only it is on the sweeter side of what i tend to like... add in some brown sugar, a ton of spiciness and a bitter yeasty finish to round things out.
the medium body is made harsh from the spices and crisp carbonation. meh 6/4/6/3/14/3.3