Figgy Pudding
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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From:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Old Ale
Ranked #44
ABV:
11%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,896
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 11.93%
Ratings:
195
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 24, 2021
Added:
Nov 19, 2010
Wants:
  160
Gots:
  41
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: "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.
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4.2 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Nov 24, 2021
 
4.5 by TylerJ from Iowa on Nov 24, 2020
 
3.88 by Seshin from California on May 11, 2020
 
3.98 by Hangryginger from Connecticut on Dec 26, 2019
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by erickc from Washington

Had on tap at Special Brews Lynnwood, WA

Mar 21, 2019
 
3.25 by dshansen1184 from Washington on Mar 18, 2019
 
3.9 by VashonGuy from Washington on Jan 19, 2019
 
3.5 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jan 14, 2019
 
3.77 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon on Jan 04, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Radcpa from Washington

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.

Dec 28, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by patre_tim from Thailand

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!

Dec 24, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by LiquidAmber from Washington

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.

Dec 24, 2018
 
4.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Jul 26, 2018
 
4.06 by mltobin from Connecticut on Jun 17, 2018
 
4.29 by HopBelT from Belgium on Apr 01, 2018
 
4.1 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Jan 06, 2018
 
4.09 by shelby415 from Oregon on Dec 25, 2017
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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Lingenbrau from Oregon

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!

Dec 12, 2017
 
3.83 by johnnyboy76 from Oregon on Dec 02, 2017
 
3.94 by NWHopinator from Oregon on Nov 27, 2017
 
3.71 by Dschamp from Oregon on Nov 04, 2017
 
3.79 by xdtfx from Illinois on May 11, 2017
 
4.23 by VictorsValiant from Oregon on Feb 07, 2017
 
3.87 by grover37 from District of Columbia on Jan 14, 2017
 
2.87 by rab53 from Washington on Jan 07, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by DefenCorps from Oregon

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.

Dec 31, 2016
 
3.59 by CUBeerBuff from Washington on Dec 19, 2016
 
4.25 by chossboss from Oregon on Dec 05, 2016
 
4.04 by drone from Oregon on Nov 27, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

11/13/2016

Nov 13, 2016
 
4.03 by South2NW from Oregon on Nov 05, 2016
 
4.25 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on May 17, 2016
 
4.21 by SimcoeKid from California on Mar 25, 2016
 
3.96 by StoutSnob40 from California on Mar 23, 2016
 
3.84 by RajaSTL from Missouri on Jan 30, 2016
 
3.86 by mjhall1989 from New York on Dec 19, 2015
 
4.32 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Dec 10, 2015
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5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by TheWiltChamberlainofipas from Oregon

Super rich mouthfeel that blankets your tongue in a sweet holiday richness. This is a big sticky beer with figs that give a sweetness as well as bitterness. The depth of this beer is endless. The brandy is there as well as the spices. This is so good.

Dec 07, 2015
 
4.65 by jason_nwx from Oregon on Dec 03, 2015
 
3.92 by yeaprolly from Washington on Nov 29, 2015
Figgy Pudding from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 195 ratings