Figgy Pudding - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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1.85/5 rDev -53%
Block 15 snifter. Opened December 2013.
This one was definitely infected but I knew that going in. Will need to track this down again when no infection is present.
Not sure if Block 15 should have released it, even if it was with the buy at your own risk. I prefer when breweries don't release infected beer or have a if it is infected we will refund your money clause.
06-19-2014 16:46:45 | More by juliusseizure
2.41/5 rDev -38.8%
A -Pours a dark caramel brown color that is cloudy. Beer foams over and overflows glass, 2 inches of liquid yields 6 inches of foam.
S - A lot of fruit and caramel flavors with tart cherries and a strong sour flavor that overpowers everything.
T - sour cherries, gym socks, spices, apples, dark fruit, subtle brandy.
D - Over carbed to say the least..
O - This was clearly an infected bottle, possibly at the bottling line. I've had this beer several times before and it tasted nothing like this. Disappointing would be an understatement.
01-20-2014 18:47:42 | More by mrbubbler
3.36/5 rDev -14.7%
Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.
Best by 1/1/14.
Pours a clear reddish-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, spice, and brandy aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, dark fruit, and brandy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody and spice bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is fairly tasty but there seems to be some sort of infection going on with this one.
01-06-2014 05:48:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.43/5 rDev -12.9%
1669th Review on BA
Bottle to snifter
750 ML C/C
Thanks to DaysintheWake for this bottle.
App- Poured out of the bottle a deep and rich brown color with a ruddy reddish/purple tinge to it. A very good and deep density behind it. The head was a nice 2 finger slight brown color with a good cling line down the glass.
Smell- I was a bit let down with the nose on this beer. It was almost pure malts. Alot of the spices and depth and layers I had heard about were gone. Most of the aromas were just the dark fruits and brandy. Not much else was there.
Taste- This was just okay. Better than average but feel that a fresh bottle is the way to go. The spices were lost on this and replaced by just the large malty flavors and dominated by the figs and the brandy.
Mouth- A thicker medium body with a low-medium carbonation. The figs and brandy are really all that remain on this one. The flavors are a bit one note and just thick on the residual flavors.
Drink- It was a nice idea to open this on Christmas. Shared with my brother in law. I thought it was okay. A bit let down that it didnt meld a little better but dropped off in the bottle. Maybe next release I can land a fresh bottle.
12-28-2012 16:25:17 | More by FosterJM
3.45/5 rDev -12.4%
Half inch tan head on a extremely dark red beer. Head dissipates fairly quickly.
Different smell, hard to pick apart to be honest. Brown sugar?
Belgian sugar, spice. Again hard to pick apart albeit complex. Well hidden ABV.
Medium mouthfeel, adaquate mouthfeel.
Very Belgian/quad like. I don't know, it was alright. Wouldnt care to try again actually. Thanks for the share Brian (4DAloveofSTOUT).
03-15-2012 00:59:29 | More by Duff27
Figgy Pudding from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
88 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.