KevinReddirt (166) - Midland, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2017 ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
FROM NOTES: October 29, ’13. From a 651 ml. capped and waxed bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.
A: Burnt toast aroma and undeniable burnt brown sugar notes. A bit of dark fruits in the finish, but nowhere near as strong as I want it to be.
A: Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Very little "bubble show" at all.
T: Sweet figs and some dark roasty notes with alcohol present but not overwhelming. The sweetness is the main event, with the candied sugars constantly reaffirming their presence. I wish there was a little more complexity here....
P: The mouth feel is light of medium with an alcohol warmth present, carbonation is low with a light acidic finish.
O: I would like to see the yeast take a stronger stance in the taste, and a little more complexity in the flavor, but overall, this is a decent quad.
The 22 oz bomber came home with me from a successful buying venture at a Metroplex area Total Wine. Strip the wax away, open the bottle and I pour into my tulip glass a black-with-red-undertone body. Doing that delivers a tall light brown foam which lingers nicely. The nose is hard candy and ripe fruit. A sip gives me burned toast, raisin and dried apricot. The initial sweetness leads to a decent finishing bitterness. Thick, very full mouth feel. A lot going on here. Kudos to our friends from Houston. kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Smells a lot like caramel. A lot of caramel everywhere and a very slight wild yeast flavor. I was able to enjoy it before rating it and that is monumental. chinchill (5018) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2016
Shared bomber bottle.
Rich flavor with a nice, but not overdone, fig contribution. Plenty of dark fruits and good complexity. Good bitter-sweet mix.
Overall: recommended. kevinator (2209) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Not bad. Good aroma and flavors of bread pudding, Belgian yeast, caramelized sugar with some molasses. Deep brown color and weighty, full palate. djd07 (14519) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is dark fruits, wood, booze. Medium mouth, very boozy, fig, caramel, candy sugar malt, good.
sjohnny (636) - - APR 5, 2015
Fruity yeasty aroma. Pours almost opaque caramel brown with a thick light tan head that fizzles away pretty quickly. Sweet. Fruity. Smooth. Boozy. Really nice. rougeau13 (3014) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Tap at Flying Saucer Sugar Land. Dark brownish reddish with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of dark fruit and sweet malts. Very sweet taste; fig, caramelized sugar, and syrupy sweet malts. Medium-full bodied, smooth. dfinney23 (3271) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
We have a fig tree in our yard that produced some very tasty fruit this year. Couldn’t keep up with eating them so tried infusing some vodka. Turned out nasty, like NASTY. Fortunately the folks at BBB seem to know their way around figs better than i do. Fig in the aroma and taste along with date, plum and caramelized sugar. mar (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Deep brown/amber with a cream/khaki head. Nose is rich malts, toffee, fig, yeast, light spice. Great palate, hearty malts, hint of spice, fig all over the place, lightly sweet finish Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
This poured a darker red color with a white head. Aroma was of dark fruit and caramel. Flavor similar, too bland and sweet.