jcweaver (696) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tasting notes. Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Dark fruit aroma with herbal hop and yeast notes. Dark fruit flavors with herbal/earthy hops, belgian yeast and a hint of tartness.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at RBGW. Spicy aroma of cinnamon and allspice. Very smooths and all inclusive aroma, sweet EY subdued. I like this one.
Leighton (6887) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBWG. Massively sweet bose. Big caramel. Huge sweet flavor, some metal, leaves. Full bodied with fine cRbonation. Sugary, lightly wRming ripe berry finiah. Meh.
jtclockwork (4998) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours muddy brown. Nose and taste of caramel malt, light fig and charred malt. Slightly herbal/earthy. Taste is very thin. Over carbonated. Lighter bodied.
Ernest (5605) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (caramel), with notes of cork / moldy wood, gum, pear syrup, date, fig.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.
Well, I have to admit there’s certainly a distinctive fig smell under the covers (even though I rarely eat fresh figs and don’t really care much for them, the smell is pretty unique and memorable)...but overall the aroma is very musty and novelty beer-ish. Very sour in the mouth, and not much sweetness is left either...combined with the finishing bitterness, it’s not terribly enjoyable to drink. Sourheads might like this a bit more than I do, but honestly it just kinda seems messy and aimless. Never have been a fan of this brewery, and this doesn’t change my opinion.
jaghana (2821) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - AUG 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75cl, a cloudy amber red beer with medium head. Nose is like a oude bruin, brettanomyce notes. Aroma is fruity on cherry, burnt cherry, body is watery. Finish is on blackcurrant and burnt notes, bit unusual.
thewolf (9826) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, bought @ Bier Tempel, Brussels. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has red berries, mild tartness, some sugar. Low yet prickly carbonation, light dry and a tad watery mouthfeel. Flavour has strawberries, some earthy notes, light mineral. Not fantastic.
anders37 (12664) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty yeasty earthy aroma. Fruity malty dry spicy yeasty dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty dry spicy yeasty finish.
Tmoney99 (8765) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark amber color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Soft leaves and cork aroma. Moderate body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft beer that did not meet my expectations.
alexsdad06 (3029) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy dark orange amber with a thin off white ring. The aroma is vinegar, acidic, some caramel malt and overly ripe fruits. The flavors are the same as the nose, but more muted.