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Figgy Pudding | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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3.94/5
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191 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States
block15.com

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Inspired by a 16th century English Christmas cake our Figgy Pudding is brewed with English Pale & Specialty malts & molasses and fermented with London ale yeast. After fermentation we matured Figgy Pudding in brandy barrels before conditioning with mission figs, Ceylon cinnamon and nutmeg."

64 cases of 750ml bottles produced in November 2010.

Re-released in November 2011.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,567
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
191
pDev:
11.93%
 
 
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158
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40
Trade:
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Ratings: 191 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of erickc
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Special Brews Lynnwood, WA

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Photo of dshansen1184
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VashonGuy
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radcpa
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber appearance with significant tan head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is a little sour but a clear fig flavor. Taste is also a little sour fig that is not what I would like xpect in a barleywine.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown with a copper tinge when held to the light. Some visible carbonation and a half finger of beige head.

Smells of figs, seriously, dried figs, a hint of vanilla, toffee and caramel, and some spices. A little clove, black pepper and cinnamon.

Tastes of figs, black strap molasses, a hint of Brett funk, caramel, cinnamon, cloves and spices. It has that old, English cellar quality as well.

Medium, syrupy body with low, slow, lava lamp like carbonation.

Got this in Medford, OR, drinking in Redding, Dec 23rd, 2018. Excellent brew, just in time for Christmas!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a slightly hazy, very dark reddish brown with a thin, light khaki head that dissipates to patches. Aroma of dark biscuit malt, dried plums, figs, raisins, a little brandy and allspice. Flavor is tart dark and dried fruit, astringent oak, allspice and nutmeg. Tart, oaky finish. Medium bodied with sharp, active carbonation. Well, this one surprised me with the tartness and as I went back to look at previous reviews, I'm not getting much sweet malt and little or no dessert qualities. The sharp, active carbonation makes me think maybe I got a bad bottle. Otherwise, this is a miss for me and my first from Block 15. Hmmmm. I was looking forward to this.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopBelT
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 poured from the tap into a snifter.

Figgy Pudding pours a kind of ugly muddled brown,perhaps reminiscing the batter itself. A light tan sticky lacing coats the glass despite a previously non existent head.

It smells of fig, oak, sweet bread and holiday spices.

The flavor follows with a good amount of spice presence. The sweet dark fruit is clearly the centerpiece, but a nice dry oak and booziness ties it all together.

The feel is spot on. Not too rich, not thin at all. Sticky, sweet, boozy and a mild carbonation.

Absolutely wonderful holiday brew. I really hope I'm lucky enough to score a bottle or two. I believe this will be a new annual favorite for me. Cheers!

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Photo of johnnyboy76
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NWHopinator
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dschamp
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xdtfx
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rab53
2.87/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Photo of DefenCorps
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Growler Guys. Given John's recent post on this being the best batch yet, I had to try it.

A very dark brown with a thin, brown head with decent retention and lacing, this looks good. The nose is liquid fruitcake. Rum, dark fruits, nuts, this takes me back to Christmases of my youth when we'd bake rum heavy fruitcake for Christmas. Turti fruiti, almonds, candied raisins, dates, molasses, dark brown sugar, this is just nuts. The palate opens sweet with molasses, treacle, buckwheat honey, rum, brandy, figs, raisins, dates. Mildly spiced with the cinnamon complementing the alcohol. The mid palate has more of the fruit notes, with dates, figs, tutti fruiti and raisins. Sweet on the finish with molasses, buckwheat honey and fruit, this beer is full in body, softly carbonated and pretty spot on. Given that there's nothing else quite like it on the market, I'm tempted to call this the best Block 15 beer I've had, or at least, the MVP in their lineup.

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Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chossboss
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drone
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Figgy Pudding from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 191 ratings