Figgy Puddin' | Paradox Beer Company

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Paradox Beer Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MarkyMOD on 11-25-2013

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of mverity
4.29/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Holy crap! Watch out when opening this beer!!!!! Worst gusher I have ever had. My girlfriend and I spent 15 minutes wiping off the walls and ceiling. Anywho, it pours a deep chocolatey brown with hints of mahogany. Big tan head that held pretty well before fading into a thick collar and good wisps. Amazing legs and good lacing. Aroma is molasses, dark woody earthy notes, hints of vanilla and lots of dark fig. Taste is a wonderful bland of dark, sour cherries/figs/dates up front; the cherry seems to stand above the rest. I also get a caramel/molasses malty base with some wet earth. Very intriguing beer. Thick, rich body and low carbonation. Really nice tang of fruits on the tongue.

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Photo of Taperwookie
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SteeleWright
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.42/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

i am really tired of bad paradox beers, yet i keep on going back, curiosity killed the cat right? well. its also killing my bank account and my liver for no good reason. this one sounds so promising, cherries, figs, oak, yum. but the execution was butchered. a loud pop opens the bottle, and a thick hazy brown amber liquid dribbles into the glass, unimpressive in carbonation, and with some super white little yeast floaties that almost look like plastic. the nose is clear infection, almost rotted out barrel, do they keep reusing these things, because this is so similar to the problems in their other darker brews. lots of sugar, lots of darker grain without any bitter, and very little of the cool fruit additives come though at all. what does come through is a red wine acidity, a bacterial infection, and the stink of another 12 or so bucks down the drain, literally, we got through less than half of this. a complete disaster, but i hear it wasnt always this way. apparently fresh it was excellent. its only been on shelves a month, but it has fully turned. paradox beer has only a few more strikes with me, i wish i wasnt so damned curious, but i keep drinking this garbage. they have to be the biggest farce on the scene right now, this is atrocious beer. my guess is something with the use and reuse of barrels, but what do i know. steer clear.

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Photo of BeerMeColorado
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Figgy Puddin' from Paradox Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 9 ratings