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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 12/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
12 oz. bottle served in a snifter. Bottle conditioned. Poured a hazy amber with a quickly dissipating white head. Fairly alcoholic nose. Plenty of malt sweetness as well. A little port-like oxidation. Full bodied and a little syrupy. Very sweet with some dark fruit flavors. Plenty of hop bitterness, but not enough to balance the sweetness. Seemed under attenuated.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2012
aroma, old malt funk, figgy, dark fruitness stale bread, color, meduim hue, taste, funky old stale bread, dark fruity raisiny esters, somewhat like malt vingeary palate, overall, not really for me, i would try again, but a aged bottle.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle from the Austin Flying Saucer. Orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is light oranges and bread. Taste is sticky, lots of booze, heavy bread, and no trace of dates/figs for me.

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   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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Aroma is malty with some sweetness, some dark fruits and a lot of booze on the back... Not my jam

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (6295) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Tap at Stumbling Monk, Seattle. Colour is deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dry fruits, alcohol and malts. Too boozy.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (6654) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1646) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Clear, pale apricot color, slim-to-none head. Aroma: fiery fruit, not terribly forward, either, just rather naked with the alcohol, accompanied by hints of peach, orange, cherry...and booze. taste: boom! A blitz of boozalicious rough fruity flavor, ...very warming, and a bit punishing, as well...this is not a delicate affair, in the least. Over the top and out of the stratosphere. Not sure why its called "Olde School", this a newfangled Sturm Und Drang. Stings quite a bit on the palate, too, with an unfavorable flavor. Rather thin in body for all the boom-shak-a-lacka it brings in the mouth. Something this bold with the booze should really have a beefier body to match the lashing liquor. As it is, way too hot. Im going to chase this with a Bells Third Coast Old Ale to reassociate my tongue with a real barleywine.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CAmes (32) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2006
I didnt expect to be bored by a $4, 15% bottle of beer. The color is very light and unclouded. Little aroma. Not bad, but I dont think Ill buy again.


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