pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2012
On draught at Bailey’s. Great spicing and an actual taste from the figs adds dimension to the brandy aging. Excellent! Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2013
one of best Xmas beers ever. Rich fruit and molasses, strong barley with a huge butterscotch and brandy finish. Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2010
neepsntatties (2076) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2010
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Station...Very nice dark chestnut hue, topped with a decent head of tan foam. Ripe stone fruit aroma, some piney-ness and musty grape also. Drying effect from alcohol at first, followed by an excellent fruity/spicy melange, nothing too angular or obtuse, nicely integrated flavors of vanilla and brandy with a nice dry finish. I have one bottle, definitely a prized possession...
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...similar to clover honey. No head. Nose... delightful blend of booze, orchard fruit and spice. Palate... cloying, lightly carbonted, redolent of holiday spices, Xerez brandy, marzipan, sailor jacks and treacle with a resoundingly long, sweet/boozy finish. This is definetly one to savour at the hearth by a gently burning fire! Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Tap at the Bier Stein. Dark brown pour with a tan head that sticks around forever and some light lacing licking at the top of the glass. Full array of aromas on this bad boy: caramel, vanilla, molasses, some cherry and other dark fruit. Equally complex in the mouth, this one tastes of figs, vanilla, caramel, molasses and dark fruit notes. As the beer warmed there was a decided nutty flavor to it as well, which just accentuated my enjoyment. The mouthfeel was smooth as all get out and very warming as well. I really hope they brew this one again, as I was unable to get bottles and it would be amazing on a cold winter’s day.
merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Rimg, Some Lacing
S: Figs, Brandy, Mild Sugar
T: Brandy, Figs, Sugars, Mild Bourbon
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet
Overall, a nice sweet molasses based beer with definite brandy barrel aging in it.
bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Block 15 Figgy Pudding.
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) hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 29, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2017 Sampled at the RBSG 2017 Grand Tasting. In my tasting glass this was a clear amber bronw with a tan head. Nose of sweet malts and ripe fruit. Full in body, and creamy in the mouth. The flavor is awesome. There are figs of course, but also plums and raisins. Finishes with lots of brandy. Decadent and Delicious; Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Special thanks to Ughsmash for helping me locate this specialty seasonal. from 750 ml bomber pours a semi clear brownish orange colored brew with a fast dissolving beige head that leaves behind a thin off-white head. Aroma of camamel malt, Old Ale profile, a hint of brandy, brown sugar and floral hops. Taste is medium to full bodied with flavors of caramel mait, brandy, hint of figs, toffee and some brown sugar. Finish continues the brandy and a hint of molasses, alcohol warmth and some mild bitterness.