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RATINGS: 1315   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2007
sweet orange aroma. I do think this is really green, so i will let the rest age for a few years. It is one of the sweetest beers that i have ever had. I like barley wine, but this isnít malty enough but has a sweetness from another source.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2002
A 8 month aged example with lots of flavors and nice finish. A good one to age.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2005
2004 Vintage-Iím glad they started putting this in 4-packs because one 750 bottle was just too much alchohol to get through without calling the neighbors over. I have to say it wears itís 15% very well and is very well balanced. One of the best DFH beers, next to WWS. Nice malt, well integrated with the hops and yeast character and a nice beer overall.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2010
So...Barley Wine style beers... Donít really have much luck with em... This particular one changes that. Itís pretty darn tasty. Itís got a sort of apple aroma along with the alcohol - with that nice high abv, and it smells sweet, if sweet has a smell. It looks very pretty with a hazy ruby amber color with a tan head. Tastes really nice, like orange marmalade! Itís alcohol is very well hidden but you can feel itís warming effects on the finish. There is a hint of dark fruits in there as well. Overall I enjoyed this a lot!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Poured copper with lethargic legs. Smelled of alcohol primarily, but with a smattering of cherry and a little vanilla. Tastes like amaretto with a nice burn. Let it warm up and you get some hoppiness. Drink at home.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Sweet and caramely, creamy on the palate, tastes like it has malolactic fermentation youíd find on a chardonay (of course, it doesnít).

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - NOV 26, 2005
absolutely superb. Pours like a fine sherry. multihued coppery, couldnít be more delicious looking. It is sleek and slippery in the glass. The taste is at once stunning, unexpected and intensely satisfying. Rich, bold, complex and evolving gradually as it mellows in the mouth to reveal its sublime gifts. Another treasure from Dogfish Head, without doubt the finest brewer in the world.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
pours out a ruby gold with a finger thick beige head that was very still. the body is a clear amber with minimal bubbles rising up in the center of the glass. the aromas are a little week but still has some spice notes and fruits with not much alcohol present in the nose either. it is medium bodied and super malty sweet. lots of caramel and sugar present. how they hid the alcohol, i have no freakin idea but i barley taste it at all. there is some fruit on the palate with a nice booze burn down the throat. very nice winter warmer and super strong. i am impressed with this beer with how they brewed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Aroma is yeasty with hints of fruit, bread and alcohol. Dark fruit in the flavor combines with malty sweetness and alcohol. Some hop bitterness here too. The alcohol is very hot here. I opened this one too soon. Luckily have a few more that I will hold off on for a couple years. Too hot right now, though the flavor is nice. Imagining this mellowing is a pleasant thought.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Aroma was likened to candy corn or like a sweet caramel. Appearance was a light orange. The taste had a strong alcohol presence, almost brandyish in flavor and kind of like rock candy without so much sweetness mixed with strong alcohol. I donít care for it as much myself but I can still appreciate it if that makes sense.


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