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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

UDBeernut's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2236) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle at the BA Buffalo bottle share. Pours cloudy brown with tan head. Bread and fig in the nose. Taste adds an element of cinnamon and burnt sugar. The apple brandy shows on the finish. Body full and creamy. Yes!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with with tan head. Full sweet and light spice malty aromas. Sweet malty tones, but of boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Sample at M’kReam’s 40th Birthday Party on 08/01/2015. Pours a reddish amber color with a medium light beige head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, nutmeg and dark fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of sweet brandy, malt figs and spices. The finish is sweet and mildly boozy with a spiced figgy aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10189) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle... Pours lightly hazed and brown with copper highlights and a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is moderately roasty and lightly chocolaty with leathery tannins and skins. Full-bodied and super silky with gentle carbonation. The flavor is roasty, toasty and just plain nice. I’m not picking up figs specifically, but dark fruits? Yes… and very nice caramel and vinous elements. Finishes roasty and caramelized with light bitterness. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6441) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruit, caramel, figs. Medium mouth, nice dark fruit, caramel malt, nutmeg, very sweet, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/28/15] Bottle sample at De Garde Brewing in Tillamook. Release and bottle share event. Hazy amber-brown, beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, malt and spiciness. Sweet-sourish flavor with dark fruits, wood and caramel. Rounded mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3414) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at Tasting, Seattle. Deep rosy brown. Tan foamy head. Sweet raisiny malt. Sweet fruit cake. Hazy, tasty. Lovely warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7424) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle at De Garde. Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium white head. A big sour spicy nose. The flavor is a bit odd, sour fruit, spicy core with cinnamon, sour cherry. The overall mix of spicy and sour is interesting with a fruity core. Good. Just odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3021) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle generously shared by Tony. Brown pour with a kaki head. Sour aromas. Sour with loads of caramel malts and big woody notes. Fig lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1237) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1302) - 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.

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