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RATINGS: 60   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.


UDBeernut's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1706) - Moving to Jax, 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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9097) - 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 (763) - 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 (10528) - 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.

4
   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 (2083) - 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 (5719) - 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 (13555) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruity, alcohol, caramel, oak, some spices and hint of sourness. Taste is light to medium sweet, light sour and light bitter with a long warm, fruity, slightly sour finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2013
one of best Xmas beers ever. Rich fruit and molasses, strong barley with a huge butterscotch and brandy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark orange brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy sweet fruit, nutmeg & toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations were exceeded.


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