Figgy Pudding - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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3.43/5 rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2012 16:25:17 | More by FosterJM
4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
First had: on tap at Block 15, Corvallis, OR
This review is for a recent tasting from the bottle.
I don't often review a beer twice, but sometimes--as in this case--the tap version and the bottle version are different enough to warrant it. This was an '11 vintage that I shared at a Dec. '12 tasting.
Hazy, darker mahogany pour, with a thick tan head that took a few minutes to settle to a reasonable height, otherwise retaining well and leaving streaks of lacing on the glass. Poured cloudier as we got to the bottom of the bottle. Sadly, a lot of the spicy aroma that came out up front on tap was absent in the bottle. There still were definite notes of dark fruits and dark sugars, but the spice had mellowed out significantly. Same thing with the taste. Flavors of brandy, figs, cherries, brown sugar, but the spice and vanilla bean had faded considerably compared to when I had it fresh and on tap. This was still a tasty beer, and the alcohol warmth had also mellowed a bit, though i actually liked the heat in the fresh pour. Body was about medium, and drinkability was still high, despite lacking a bit of luster from my previous session.
I do have another bottle of this that I guess I'll save for a special occasion, but based on this tasting, I'd recommend drinking this beer NOW, so you at least get some of the spice quality from it.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2012 05:24:03 | More by Rifugium
Figgy Pudding from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
88 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.