Strykzone (7799) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2017 elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy golden amber, almost the color of natural honey. Practically no head, but a trace amount of lacing remains throughout. A restrained aroma mainly of stone fruit. Taste is more complex. Sweetness dominates, with stone fruit (cherry and fig) leading the way, followed by alcohol (brandy). Tastes of brown sugar and oak are also noticeable. Mouthfeel is watery, but slightly prickly. In sum, a fine beer, but one that almost tastes more like a scotch ale than the "Christmastime" dark ale that I had expected. Worth a try if you favor boozy, fruity beers.
Sampled at an ESBLs. Deep golden amber. A beige layer of foam. An odd aroma that I am not sure what to make of. Spices are prominent in the flavor. A little like fruit cake but more complex. Interesting. GuideDogSaint (1809) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 7, 2017
Sampler on tap at Liquid Laundry, Shanghai. Pours hazy mid brown with a thin white head. Aroma of cinnamon and fruit. Fruity taste. Sweet finish. Quite pleasant. chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2016
360 ml bottle in FL.
Pours with a murky, copper body topped by a good bone-colored head.
Excellent mother with ample natural carbonation.
Drinks like a fine Belgian ale in that it’s highly complex and well balanced (assuming you like figs), Faint cinnamon works well. Nearly too much dried dark fruit flavor, even for me.
Overall: recommended! Sip slowly and contemplatively. colui72 (1158) - HONG KONG - JAN 4, 2016
Hazy red/copper with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, taste goes straight to the fig, honey and malts. Quite sweet, medium bodied and boozy. Decent and original beer. biirusaikou (2705) - - JAN 2, 2016
Draught at Naka-Meguro taproom. Rich fig with a honey edge, allspice, oily mouthfeel, sweet finish with light boozy notes. Interesting idea but a bit too heavy and sweet in the end.
probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Sample at Farmhouse. Clear deep amber with a thin off-white head. Rich fruitiness, dark dried fruit, cinnamon, booze, toffee, spice bread. Medium+body, relaxed carbonation. Strong fruitiness, fairly spicy, like drinking a spice cake; mostly dry with moderate bitterness, a little booze and a long spice cake finish. Interesting jimhilt (2634) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Pours a one finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Cloudy amber color, some yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Malt and faint fig nose and taste is sweet fig and cinnamon. Not cheap at $6.45 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma. degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a vibrant amber-red with a high, mixed-grain, pillowy, off-white head. Nose is dark fruit, spice, brown sugar, and orange; the aroma is like a very good Sangria. The front of the tongue is about vanilla and spices; the fig doesn’t come in until the midpalate, where the taste widens out into a smoother, more mulled flavor. The spice is gentle and well integrated, and the finish is long and warm with more of a boozy edge. Very good, and quite restrained for a beer like this. dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2015
I’ve never had figgy pudding but if it tastes anything like this I want some. Figgy and malty mildly spicy. SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
very good now! .. . figs, prune, stewed fig .. . mild booze burn .. . plum brown .. medium foam .. . quite an intriguing beer, solid .. . . TV sets are getting smaller and smaller, and bigger and bigger. Soon the medium-sized set will be a thing of the past.