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RATINGS: 1359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Inspired by a tale of a cask doctor who brought sluggish ales back to life by suspending a fig in them. Brewed from 100% Maris Otter pale ale malt, a blend of fine hops and conditioned on dates and figs. User Instructions: open bottle, pour contents into two snifters. Enjoy. ALTERNATIVELY: Walk hand-in-neck with bottle into the middle of the woods. Use shovel to dig 2x2 hole three feet deep. Seal bottle in plastic bag. Place in hole and pack with dirt. Memorize location and leave. Return exactly one year later. Dig up bottle, open and enjoy.

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ffaoe (780) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2017
strong malty aroma, faint stone fruit and booze. red and clear in color with nice head. taste is strongly of roasted caramel malts, raison, plum, and cherry. Definitely needs to be aged out a little, a bit boozy.

Barreras (1687) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Pours a sparkling copper color with an odd fruity overripened aroma. Taste is boozy and warm. An acidic aftertaste to the beer, with a malty finish.

beer_queue (140) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottled 11/30/16. Muted nose with minimal fruits, some hops, and noticeable alcohol. Taste is dominated by alcohol, which is very distracting. Get some syrupy, fruitiness but still very low; maybe some caramel as it warms. As it gets near room temp, it straight up tastes harsh & astringent with booze (think Sharpie marker). Thin body, hot, tough drink. Unrefined, rough brew. Pretty disappointing for being a top 16 from the brewery.

Cybercat (5741) - Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Pours hazy caramel, not much head. Aroma offers caramel and toasted malt notes. Flavor presents sharp caramel, woody, toasted malt and fruity notes. Mouthfeel is fairly firm and lively. Go old school!

PhillyCraft (7092) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Blackberry backlog, Bottle. Pours brown with tan head. Aroma of malt, apple skin, bread, piney hops, wood, fig, and date. Lots of alcohol burn in the finish with a complex mouthfeel. This was always hit or miss.

MaltOne (366) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2016
This must be at least five years old. Pours clear Madeira color.. light red with golden brown hue.. no head. Beautiful, rich nose, like a vintage sherry, with dried golden figs. Flavor is concentrated fruit sweetness, figs and dried cherries with slightest dry edge. Palate is slightly syrupy, coating mouth and tongue, and lingering Overall, extraordinary. I keep coming back to quality vintage sherry as the closest comparison.

mfhennig (285) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Great color, aroma and flavor. Smooth, easy to drink. Probably the best barley wine I’ve had. Dogfish brews some truly great beer.

olio (10167) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
355 ml bottle. Bottled 2012.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a small head. Nice apricot and ripe plums, vanilla, wood and toffee. Flavor is raisins, plums, wood, caramel, toffee, mild alcohol notes, faint vanilla and subtle nougat. Very refined and enjoyable slow sipper. This has aged well (without knowing how a fresh one tastes).

tiong (7198) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
355ml bottle

Bottled in 2012B - Pours reddish orange with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, syrup, ripe fruits, hints of jam, berries and dates. Taste is a bit boozy, woody and malty with loads of ripe fruits, syrup, toffee, caramel, dates and hints of berries. Finish is sweet, warming and heavy with some ripe fruits, caramel, toffee, berries, hints of syrup. Quite sweet and heavy slow sipper.

laiti (8374) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
35,5 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 2012.
Aroma is sweet and complex with caramel, toffee, jam and raisins. Flavour has alcohol, woody tones, vanilla, and caramel. Okay, the alcohol is sharp here but it fits in and cuts the sweetness.

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