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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our holiday offering brewed with English pale and specialty malts and molasses. Matured in freshly emptied brandy barrels and conditioned with mission figs. Gently spiced with the world’s finest Ceylon cinnamon and whole nutmeg. ‘Now, bring us some figgy pudding!’ the carolers demand. We are pretty sure this ale is what they mean though you will will want to keep some for yourself. Total bottle count for 2010 = 768.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle at the BA Buffalo bottle share. Pours cloudy brown with tan head. Bread and fig in the nose. Taste adds an element of cinnamon and burnt sugar. The apple brandy shows on the finish. Body full and creamy. Yes!


3.8
dmac (6272) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2017
375ml bottle from an IP Fizzbook trade. Poured a murky dark chocolate brown under an average sized deep beige frothy head. The ingredients combine to give this an aroma of fresh banana bread toast. Flavor is figs, cake, brandy, wood, touch of chocolate, dates, brown bread and dough. Medium palate, slick mouthfeel, average carbonation, heat lingers long after the swallow.

3.5
SinH4 (4798) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2017
Tap. Brown color with small tan ring. Aroma is tobacco, oak sugar, molasses, raisins. Taste is raisins, lots of oak sugar, brandy burn. Medium carbonation. Quite sweet, a bit too unbalanced. Not excellent.

4.1
treign (31) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Poured from a growler. Murky brown color with a thin white head. Aroma is brandy, booze, sweet figs and molasses. Flavor is very much the same with a touch of vanilla. Alcohol is masked much more in the flavor than it is in the nose. Mouthfeel is a little watery but doesn’t detract from the flavor. Solid beer from a great brewery.

4.1
ACHops (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2017
On tap @ Chuck’s CD. Pours slightly watery dark blackish brown with thin mocha head that fades instantly. Aroma is fresh figs, dried apricots, caramel, and sweet boozy brandy. Taste is toasted dark caramel malt, molasses, vanilla, cinnamon, and figs. Loads of figs and brandy - if you like those, you’ll love this. Rich unique flavors without being cloying. Not a universal attraction, I’ll allow, so this remains a unique offering.

3.7
stevoj (5069) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle from Derek. Big on the pit fruit, figs, dark, English pudding. Smells like fruit cake. Gets better as it warms.

3.8
cobaink2 (694) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Woah this is quite amazing. Figs, licorice, dates and rye malt are all here. Really complex and quite a nite holiday beer.

4.2
bpreo (2840) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Block 15 Figgy Pudding. 11.0% alcohol 8, 5, 8, 4, 17 - 12/10/2016 I’ll give it a little bonus for the high alcohol content. Flavor is up in the air. (Strong Ale)

3.7
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 25, 2016
On tap at Beer Baron in Pleasanton. It pours a dark brown color with a creamy khaki head. The aroma has caramel, bread, figs, raisin and a little bourbon. The flavor is smooth with lots of sweet caramel, bread, bourbon and fig. Pretty true to the name and description. A little more oak and bourbon in the finish with plummy raisins. Pretty good. The alcohol is strong. I’d say this is more of a barleywine than anything else.

3.8
JefVerstraete (3378) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks ruddick! Dark brown/black colour, brown foam. Sweet fruity (notes of berries, figs and plums), spicy (cinamon, cloves) and chocolaty sweetness. Strange beer but not bad.

3.7
BuckeyeBoy (7718) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2016
500ml bottle thanks to rick. Pours out a brown with some amber highlights topped with a tan head. nose is spice some sweetness pit fruit. Taste is more of pit fruit notes spice and sweetness.


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