Figaro, Figaro, Figaro, FIIIGAAARO - Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
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Reviews by Labeorphile:
3.28/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a wax sealed bottle into a Chimay chalice. Thick head that quickly settles. Dark, but not too dark in the body.
Not a whole lot going on in the nose. Smells somewhat like a quad, some dark fruits, some burnt smells, but that is about it.
Taste is better than I expected. Not very complex, but enjoyable and drinkable and hides the 11% ABV pretty well.
Body is a little thin.
All this adds up to a relatively enjoyable beer, smooth and drinkable, but not as much flavor as I would like. Tough to drink a whole one and stay composed, so best to split with a friend.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2013 01:17:21 | More by Labeorphile
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3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A- Pours a dark, hazy amber with a finger of white head.
S- Starts out with dark candied fruit, and as the beer warms I smell some toffee and tart apples.
T- The taste has a lot of sweet heft to it, with a touch of alcohol and a lingering bitterness. The bitterness dies off as the beer warms but it is not pleasant when first poured.
M- The carbonation was medium-bodied but it came off as hidden because the beer is so big. Mostly, you just get a syrupy, sticky, sweet gob in your mouth. Hmmm...there has to be a better way to put that...
O- I could not finish a bomber by myself. I don't know if I could finish any bomber of a quad by myself, but this one was sweeter and stickier than what I like. It was decent once it warmed but I would not purchase again.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 02:25:25 | More by Can_has_beer
3.06/5 rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Servd on-draught yesterday at the Texas Craft Brewers Festival here in Austin. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were above average as quadrupel is one of my top three favourite styles.
A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.
Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Good creaminess and thickness. Okay frothiness. Great even lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is pretty good - about six minutes.
Body colour is a dark glowing auburn; nontransparent and semitranslucent. No yeast particles are visible. A bit lighter in colour than most quads; I'm looking forward to trying it.
Sm: Dates, pepperoni (?), Belgian amber malts, cream. Painfully simple for a quad; wasn't this supposed to have fig? A muted light aroma. No yeast character, hop character, or alcohol is detectable. I'm not getting any interesting dark fruit like plums or prunes.
T: Dates, Belgian amber malts, caramel, a hint of fruit (which is neither dark nor light), and attenuated clean Belgian yeast. I'm not getting any fig or plum. The simplicity is painful; there's zero complexity here, and little subtlety - a crime in a quadrupel. Decently balanced; though. It's alright generally, but built relatively badly for the style.
Depth of flavour is below average. Average duration and intensity of flavour.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Decent thickness and body. Overcarbonated. Suits the flavour profile in a general sense, but doesn't come off custom-tailored specifically to it; there's no marriage of texture to taste.
Dr: A decent American quad for what it is, but with the plethora of superior offerings out there at or below this price point, I wouldn't buy it again (price at the festival was $3 per 4 oz, and I got enough to adequately review it). Worth trying, but far from a paragon of the style. In a general sense, style considerations aside, it's above average.
Serving type: on-tap
09-29-2013 16:59:43 | More by kojevergas
3.79/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22 oz bottle pours a surprisingly light brown color with a fairly small cap of off white head. Retention and lace are both unremarkable.
Nose is a nice combo of mildly chocolate malt, figs for sure, apples and leafy caramel. Maybe a little nutty yeast comes out as it warms.
Interesting flavor profile...nutty and fruity - fruitcake even. But the malts are incredibly light and do not provide enough rich caramel flavors. The figs really are profiled to excellence though...almost like sugar-covered figs with honey and dark rum drizzled on the top. Its a interesting beer, maybe not great, but very good. Unfortunately at nearly $15 a pop it will be hard to justify more bottles.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2013 22:08:36 | More by twiggamortis420
Figaro, Figaro, Figaro, FIIIGAAARO from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
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