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RATINGS: 1348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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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4.9
alaimoa (20) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Color a nice reddish. Smells fruity and tastes smooth considering Hugh alcohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 Original socre 4.3. Had a tasting where I had way too many. This has a light fruity aroma. Nice orange color. The flavor on this is great. A bit of fruit, not much molasses, but certainly feels way lighter than 15%. Great beer.

4.8
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
Had a bottle that was a couple years old. Got it at a local bar and let it sit out for almost an hour. I could not believe how much the alchol was covered up in the barley wine. Very little carbonation and a little citrus taste at the end made this one of my favorite barley wines.

4.8
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Pours a rich orange, with a small of-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, alcohol, and a little sweet. Sweet and smooth! Flavor is a little sweet, with raisons and flowers. Almost sugary sweet, and a little warming in the finish. VERY NICE.

4.8
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pours a hazy, dark amber/almost cherry look with a thin ring of off white head. A lot of carbonation. No lacing. Nose has a lot of raisin, caramel, plum, brown sugar and a surprising amount of citrus. Some roasted malts, but not strong. Mouth is incredibly sweet and boozy. A lot of dark fruits, mainly sweet cherries and plum. Brown sugar and roasted malts add in interesting flavor. The citrus is much stronger on the tongue. Very bitter but delicious none the less.

4.7
iRavali (49) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pours golden brown with absolutely no head. It's old school beer, so lacks any carbonation. The aroma is of sweet, malty tones. Taste of malt, figs and sweet tones through out the entire cycle. The lack carbonation doesn't impair the beer in anyway. Rate it 9/10. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
jayzz (480) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Incredible fruity aroma of apricots doused in sugar. Has a foamy head and golden amber color. Rich sweet caramel malt flavor. Yum. Love this beer.

4.7
jhking34 (19) - - AUG 25, 2017
Cavtat and lokrum Mostar Kravika (waterfalls) Kotor Peljesac (wine) Elafiti Mostar Rade Bitange 18, Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina Konaba Taurus ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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