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RATINGS: 1343   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8458) - Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a hazy caramel orange with foamy eggshell head. Smells like an unbalanced malt bomb with a strong caramel and vanilla presence. Tastes like it smells with some oak and booziness. Some fig too. Underwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours a burnt amber with an almost white head that sticks around. Aroma is on point: caramel, cereal, nuts, floral, herbs, dough, barnyard, cheese, earthy, and ALCOHOL. Flavor: Would be an easy eight but so hard to get through the burning alcohol. What you find is well balanced but very faint. Palate is full body, sticky, soft carbonation, with a long bitter alcohol finish. I love Dog Fish and I love Barleywine but the super high alcohol hurts this brew a bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (348) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a nice clear amber with white lacing and no head. Aroma of alcohol lemons, and banana . Tastes alcohol, lemons and maybe banascotch (yep banana mixed with butterscotch) its OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (360) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a clear amber color with some lacing but not much head retention. Tastes malty and sweet. Reminds me of butterscotch and alcohol. Crazy high abv here. Just ok though....I think they are overcompensating here for something.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Aroma of figs and dates, taste is dates, figs, lots of caramel and toffee, lots of sweetness but is balanced by the alcohol. One more bottle for the cellar. Excited to see how it ages.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (949) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
** Bouteille 2012 ** Une bire de couleur ambre plutt claire se prsente moi lors du versement, la mousse brillant par son absence. Les dattes et les figues sont dominent le bouquet cralier et sucr. Ces fruits confits poursuivent leur travail en bouche, ceux-ci tant ensevelis dune chaleur sucre encore bien prsente. Cest sucr et cest costaud, mais cest tonnamment assez facile boire. Doucement, par contre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericwill99 (86) - Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured in a very small snifter at Flying Saucer. Beautiful color and aroma. Alcohol hits immediately and then I taste theater barley wine. Quite good, but almost certainly better a year from now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
2011 bottle a friend let me sample. Milky texture and heavy on the malts. Aromas of light fruits and acetyl. A bit boozy but it?s mellowed over the years. Definitely a big boy brew that makes the face warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2011 Bottle. Great malt, caramel and dark fruit aroma. Deep roasted malt, dates and figs come through. Also get some caramel and coffee in the finish. Really excellent beer. If you find it get some.

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