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AleSmith Barrel Aged Decadence 2005



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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Pours with a cloudy amber brown body topped by a thin head with little lacing. It’s sweet and full of toffee and caramel notes with a nice vanilla and bourbon note. Very nice. Full bodied and warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
<2005 bottle # 183/280: Poured a lightly hazed ruby brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma was malty with a large bourbon start. Some fusel alcohol. Nice fruitiness. The flavor started with bourbon, that was mildly tart. Malt was poking through from underneath. The tart fruitiness and bourbon made it seem like I was drinking a cocktail. Silky mouthfeel with a medium to full body. Very warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010
Name: Barrel Aged Decadence
Date: May 08, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2005
Appearance: muddy dark red, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet oak and vanilla aroma with some dark fruits and some hot alcohol
Body: very creamy body
Flavor: hot buttered caramel flavor with lots of ripe dark fruit, lots of vanilla sweetness, alcohol stays in the background, fruit and sweet vanilla steals the show

Name: Barrel Aged Decadence
Date: February 01, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2005
Score: 3.9 to 4.1
sweet fruity character is coming out strong enhanced by a brown sugar sweetness, vanilla and caramel sweetness still strong but the fruity character is coming foward,

Name: Barrel Aged Decadence
Date: May 28, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2005
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma with a nice fruity character, touch of bourbon and valilla
Flavor: caramel candy flavor, sweet bourbon and vanilla

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle #183/280 sampled on 5/8/07: Pours a slightly hazy mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of rich, sweet caramel and vanilla oak with nice bourbon character and a touch of aged oxidation. Body starts fairly full and earthy caramely sweet with nice dark fruity raisin and brown sugar flavor well-balanced with good bourbon complexity toward a warming finish. Still a little too hot, but should age well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - AUG 6, 2007
2005 vintage, bottle numbered 270. A dark and complex brew with lots of dark fruit on the nose and flavor. Woody, bourbon characters surface with the warming. Sherry notes and vanilla come forth. Something special indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2007
Bottle. 213/280. Clear amber colour with a little nice head. Wonderful aroma of wood, oak, alcohol, dried fruit and hints of spices. Also very wonderful smooth flavour of dried fruit, malt and caramel. Ends up with a strong and smooth ending af caramel, this is art. This beer is totally down rated......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2007
Darker red amber hazy body, beige head; Super smooth orange peel sharp balanced, sour apple vinegar nose; Smooth textured body, soft carbonation (not a lot of it), bitter sweet balanced innocent; Medium long alcohol warm burning finish, bitter, slightly sour and lots of warm caramel aromas, warm sour sugary apples and pear.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2007
Deep red to light brown in hue with virtually no head. Caramel, toffee, a little coffee, vanilla and cherries all present in the aroma. Fairly sweet, very light acidity, not overly oaky, much more integrated than the original. Finishes with a lingering caramel sweetness. Medium to full body, creamy texture and almost no carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle 37/280 via Jason. The beer pours to a dark murky brown with ruby hints body and no head by the time I started rating. In a side by side with the regular Decadence, it was darker and murkier rather than the lighter, sexier, and glowingly radiant non-BA version. The aroma is tart bourbon and oak with toffee and more oak. Notes of nougat and caramel with some vanilla. The flavor is oaken vanilla, bourbon, toffee, nougat, and a very complex malt. The beer is unreal. The palate is rich and full bodied and creamy with a nice warming feel. Very complex and insanely good. Thanks for sharing Jason!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3055) - Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Nice reddish brown. There’s a bit bourbon in there, but it’s nicely balanced. Good vanilla, wood, caramel, and spiciness of the alcohol. This is a really good blend of flavors and aromas.

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