Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Figgy Pudding | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Figgy PuddingFiggy Pudding
BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
175 Ratings
Figgy PuddingFiggy Pudding
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Strong 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.

Added by msubulldog25 on 11-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,888
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
175
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
156
Gots:
40
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of PZBREW
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of NWer
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2011 Bottle opened on 9.22.13

A - Pours a murky dark caramel brown with a fluffy tan head with good retention.

S - Fruity- apple, figs, sweet caramel candy.

T - Green apple, fig, molasses, leather, earthy.

D - Good carbonation with a lighter body.

O - It's getting colder outside so... Fruity and sweet brandy makes it sweet, a bit overly sweet, but great flavors.

 370 characters

Photo of meatyard
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Photekut
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of chrisp450
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of davey101
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of AshleyMiller
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jegross2
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of billab914
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of thebouch01
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of danieelol
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of digita7693
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Brew33
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of seeswo
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of FosterJM
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1669th Review on BA
Bottle to snifter
750 ML C/C

2011 Vintage
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.

 1,202 characters

Figgy Pudding from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 175 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.