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AleSmith Decadence 2007 - Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Special Markings Paper Label Gold Foil and number out of 817 Bottles. Special Markings: Gold foil neck and paper label gold numbering on it, with bottle #/817


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle shared during AZRBWG. Pour was black with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and some baking spice characteristics. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of figs, dates, and molasses. Overall body is full and oily with some warming alcohol on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
This beer is very dark black with a surprsingly light tan head. The head only comes about a half of finger and is gone right away. The lacing is ok. The aroma is way to light. There is some chocolate and vanilla, but not a whole lot going on there. The taste is nothing special. There is some light coffee taste with a very bitter ending. Its a little disappointing overall. The feel is ok and the drinkability is down.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2011
(sampled at RBWG 2011-Phoenix!). Pours hazy cola color with tan head. Aroma has smooht bourbon goodness with caramel notes. Taste follows suit with some alcohol bur. Thin to medium bodied with a slick texture. Finish is smooth, but a bit hot. A nice beer that I was very happy to try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
750mL thanks to Dstructo. The pour is a deep mahogany with a creamy, thick yellow head. Excellent retention and big webby lace. Aroma is amazing buttery bourbon, cinnamon, nutmeg. Taste is extremely soft, no hot booze, cloves, cinnamon, smoked meat. On the palate it is pretty oaky and tannic but also massively buttery and oily without diacetyl. Yummy yum yum.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13408) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle courtesy of tarheels86, with a little help from Jean van Roy. Pours very dark brown, small beige head with good retention. Aroma of wood, vanilla, nuts, dates, alcohol. Taste is very smooth and mellow, very rich and roasty, with alcohol showing through. Good stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Poored a deep black with little head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. Tast much like the regular Porter, but with a huge bourbon kick. One of the best beers I have ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2010
(Bottle) pours dark brown, almost black in the glass. Small light brown head. The aroma surprisingly fruity with cocoanut-ish oak up front (vanilla ice cream and wood also notable). Warming alcohol, caramel and milk chocolate/coco powder/truffles in the undertones. A yummy dried fruitiness (figs and prunes) grows stronger as the beer gets warmer. Subtle tobacco and suede. Spicy European hops way in the background. Very soft, round and almost milky in the nose. The flavour is near medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Very chocolaty and fruity with big oak tones. Numbing alcohol, caramel, mild roast, spicy oak and hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is soft, velvety and tiny tannin-ish. Medium to full bodied. Another fantastic beer from Ale Smith.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2681) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Blackish brown pour with a thin off white head. Huge vanilla, roasted grain, chocolate aroma. Very smooth roasted grain, chocolate taste with vanilla notes smoothing any harshness. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2010
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with spongy tan froth from a stiff pour. Strong bourbon in the nose; coffee, vanilla and bitter chocolate in the back. Medium body with a tingle. Taste also heavy on the bourbon with chocolate and caramel struggling to emerge. Woody coffee finish. Better without the barrel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2194) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
tasting on 9/18/10 in the basement of Falling Rock. black pour with a tan head. bourbon barrel nose with chocolate and spice. big body full of oak, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, light bourbon and dark malts. wooden finish with more malts. thanks to whoever poured this one!


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