Figgy Pudding
Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery

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Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery
Oregon, United States
Old Ale
Ranked #37
Ranked #13,494
3.95 | pDev: 11.9%
Nov 16, 2023
Nov 19, 2010
"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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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from Derek. Murky brown pour, beige bubble head.Big on the pit fruit, figs, dark, English pudding. Smells like fruit cake. Gets better as it warms.
Nov 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Ianruth123

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
On todays episode of Clearing the cellar: an adventure in flavor, I have selected a 2011 Block 15 barrel aged ale. Still carbonated. Thin mouth feel. Scent is heavy barrel and barrel flavor forward. Quickly gives way to a smooth transition of spices and molasses. The fig is absent at this point. This beer aged very well.
Apr 09, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by TylerJ from Iowa

Nov 24, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by Seshin from California

May 11, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by Hangryginger from Connecticut

Dec 26, 2019
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Rated by erickc from Washington

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap at Special Brews Lynnwood, WA
Mar 21, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by dshansen1184 from Washington

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by VashonGuy from Washington

Jan 19, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jan 14, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Jan 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
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.
Dec 28, 2018
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
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!
Dec 24, 2018
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
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.
Dec 24, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jul 26, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by mltobin from Connecticut

Jun 17, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by HopBelT from Belgium

Apr 01, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Jan 06, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by shelby415 from Oregon

Dec 25, 2017
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
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!
Dec 12, 2017
Figgy Pudding from Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 197 ratings