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RATINGS: 1298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Inspired by a tale of a cask doctor who brought sluggish ales back to life by suspending a fig in them. Brewed from 100% Maris Otter pale ale malt, a blend of fine hops and conditioned on dates and figs. User Instructions: open bottle, pour contents into two snifters. Enjoy. ALTERNATIVELY: Walk hand-in-neck with bottle into the middle of the woods. Use shovel to dig 2x2 hole three feet deep. Seal bottle in plastic bag. Place in hole and pack with dirt. Memorize location and leave. Return exactly one year later. Dig up bottle, open and enjoy.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1687) - - JAN 29, 2013
Pours dark ruby with little head. Aroma is dominated by dark fruit and caramel malt. Taste adds in some smoky notes. Nice soft palate with just enough carb. Alcohol bite is noticeable but not overwhelming. Could be great if hop profile shined through a little more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CpyNPrnT (431) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Aroma of figs and dates, taste is dates, figs, lots of caramel and toffee, lots of sweetness but is balanced by the alcohol. One more bottle for the cellar. Excited to see how it ages.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (486) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
** Bouteille 2012 ** Une bière de couleur ambrée plutôt claire se présente à moi lors du versement, la mousse brillant par son absence. Les dattes et les figues sont dominent le bouquet céréalier et sucré. Ces fruits confits poursuivent leur travail en bouche, ceux-ci étant ensevelis d’une chaleur sucrée encore bien présente. C’est sucré et c’est costaud, mais c’est étonnamment assez facile à boire. Doucement, par contre.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericwill99 (69) - Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured in a very small snifter at Flying Saucer. Beautiful color and aroma. Alcohol hits immediately and then I taste theater barley wine. Quite good, but almost certainly better a year from now.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTron (408) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2011 bottle a friend let me sample. Milky texture and heavy on the malts. Aromas of light fruits and acetyl. A bit boozy but it?s mellowed over the years. Definitely a big boy brew that makes the face warm.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (268) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2011 Bottle. Great malt, caramel and dark fruit aroma. Deep roasted malt, dates and figs come through. Also get some caramel and coffee in the finish. Really excellent beer. If you find it get some.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bwa5879 (731) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Batch from October 2012, enjoyed January 2015. Very occluded amber pour with a quarter inch of dense beige head that quickly settled to a bit of slosh. Super rich boozy aroma, powdery rich grain bill, effervescent bourbon, candied rind, some oak. Carbonation on the soft side, thick mouthfeel that’s oily leaning to syrupy, finish is astringent at first then leaves the mouth very dry and warn. Lots of fruit flavor, bitter citrus rind, honey, orange blossom, carmel, dates and fig taste is subtle but present, slight nut taste too. Great syrupy rich barley wine with enough fruit to take the edge off, good orange flavor.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (6459) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Amit. Clear deep golden-copper. Aroma of malt, some dark fruits and lots of alcohol. Sweet and very boozy flavor, malty and fruity with a slightly bitterish finish. Boozy mouthfeel. Hard to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (841) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
12oz bottle - 2013 vintage - pours a rusty reddish color with tan head . Strong aromas of toffee and dark fruits . Sweet syrupy caramel flavors with sweet fig finish . Alcohol is very well hidden . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (639) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2012 bottle from Florida, aroma and flavor of figs, some booze, sweet, caramel color.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (369) - New York, USA - DEC 25, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter..rusty/copper color with a thin white head..aroma of caramel,dark fruits,spices..boozy up front but not overly so..finishes sticky with caramel and dark fruits..very good.


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