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5 Seasons North Decadent Brown Ale Brandy Barrel

5 Seasons North Decadent Brown Ale Brandy Barrel
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RATINGS: 1   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Decadent is a big American Brown Ale. It is brewed with 10 different malts and 10 different hops (“Deca-“ meaning 10). Layers of rich toffee, caramel and chocolate flavors from the malt form the backbone to this complex beer. This version was aged on VSOP and oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Date: 02/21/2008
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewpub

Appearance: dark brown, fine beige head, layers of drippy lace,
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma balanced with oak and earthy hops followed by a sweet brandy character,
Body: creamy body that turns light and airy like a merangue pie,
Flavor: rich sweet chocolate and brandy flavor, light balancing bitterness adds some restraint but leaves it sweet, bitterness slowly grows pint by pint,
Overall: like a liquor filled chocolate candy,
-------- /> Date: 02/22/2008
Mode: cask
Words: next day

after a night of breathing I’m picking up more of a bourbon and oak character,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 10/10
Score: ***4

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