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Block 15 Figgy Pudding

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our holiday offering brewed with English pale and specialty malts and molasses. Matured in freshly emptied brandy barrels and conditioned with mission figs. Gently spiced with the world’s finest Ceylon cinnamon and whole nutmeg. ‘Now, bring us some figgy pudding!’ the carolers demand. We are pretty sure this ale is what they mean though you will will want to keep some for yourself. Total bottle count for 2010 = 768.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1000) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Tap to glass. Dark hue with creamy brown head. Aroma is toffee, molasses, caramel, cherries, slight acid. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet with a tart following and slight ethanol finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (888) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
500 ml 2014 bottle. Aroma has nice, light malt notes of toffee, chocolate and toasted bread with light roast notes. Moderate dark fruit notes with lots of figs with lighter raisin, cherry and berry notes. Light to medium light brandy notes. Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue and a large, thick, light mocha head that slowly recedes to a thin film that is thicker on the edges. Faint lacing and long legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with light toasted bread and medium toffee and dark caramel. Faint chocolate and roast. Moderate fruit notes with lots of fig and lighter raisin, prune and cherry. Finishes with a sweet brandy note. Medium light alcohol in the finish and medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and silky with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a really nice beer that has an interesting sweetness without being cloying and thick. Lots of fruit and brandy notes with a nice malt backbone.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (948) - Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. A: Dark cloudy brown that opens with a faint plop and which doesn’t give much in the way of head. Lacing. N: Raisins, fig, cocoa, brandy, cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bread and molasses. Toffee and caramel. T: Slightly tart, big sweetness. Not much bitterness to speak of. M: Sticky, medium body, alcohol burns a bit. Carb is there, but it’s a bit flat. O: A buttery figgy beer that has a sourness to it which I could go without. It’s not infected sour, but it’s there, and I just can’t enjoy it as much as I would like.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9439) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Deep amber pour, off white head. Lightly tart, cinnamon sticks, plums, raisins, toffee, dark cherry notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (888) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Draft at 16 Tons Cafe, Eugene. Pours a rich, dark, color, essentially opaque with a small amount of tan head. Aroma lots of dried fruit: figs, prunes, plums, booze. Body rich yet lively, finish full and chewy, long and boozy. So much...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is figs, nutmeg, spices, yeast. Flavour is sourness, malt, alcohol, oak, brett, figs, nutmeg, spices, yeast. Full body . Nice beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On tap at Block 15 - 2013 is showing a lot richer and fuller in body then past releases. The spice is just right, a favorite of holiday beers!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2241) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Rimg, Some Lacing S: Figs, Brandy, Mild Sugar T: Brandy, Figs, Sugars, Mild Bourbon M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet Overall, a nice sweet molasses based beer with definite brandy barrel aging in it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle.Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some spices, slight funk and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some funk, sour notes, spices and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle, 75cl corked. It pours a reddish dark brown body, unclear, and topped by a dense, minimal sized beige head. The aroma is lightly sourish, with dried fruits, some nutmeg and cinnamon and a generic spicyness. Caramel maltyness too. Chocolate. A bit thin on the palate, still feeling sort of full-bodied. Pleasant carbonation, dry. A light tartyness, with caramel, dried fruits, spices and some chocolate. Lasting finish. Not really sure about this one. Itt’s nice, no doubt, but I can’t decide if I like it or love it. 130928


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