Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled. Aroma is red fruits, funky, herbal and somewhat malty. Caramel aswell. Taste is light sour, moderate sweet. Medium bodied. Not too bad.
Beerheart65 (974) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice hazy brown/ruby color, short head. Bit funky sherry-type aroma has ripe fruit, almost like fermented ones, then sweet malt, caramel, nuts, lively and interesting aroma, lots nuances. taste is unfortunately not a match to aroma, feels bit too light almost watery in palate, carbonation is also mild adding to effect of bit dull feel I get, not that long finish either, elements from aroma are there but not very potent ones, mostly hoppiness. Maybe my flue did some trouble here. Interesting one anyway and I really liked the aroma and color.
JBPortland (656) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours hazy light brown red with finger of off-white head. Nose is slightly tart earthy fruit. Taste is fruity fig, pear, applesauce. Finish is slightly funky, mild tart, fig, fruit, little bits of smokiness, bittersweet. Definitely unique.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 bottle shared by beastie @RBWG-JAX-lt tan-cloudy amber. A-med malt-some sweet, spruce. T-med malt-some sweet, spruce.
Mora2000 (5549) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange with a small white head. The aroma is full of toffee and dark fruit. The flavor is toffee, slightly tart cherries, caramel and nuts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jcweaver (768) - 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 (10512) - London, Greater 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 (7974) - , 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 (6151) - 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.