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AleSmith Barrel Aged Decadence 2007

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2614) - 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 (3297) - 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 (2167) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Em (102) - USA - SEP 12, 2010
Very dark brown. Smooth tasting. It reminds me of a brown ale kind of. Smells like chocolate. A pretty good beer

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Getbetter (815) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Thanks mspindler for the taster.From 22oz,dark brown in color,vanilla,very rich chocolate flavor,more sweeter, bourbon,Medium body.I wish they made more beers like this.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiver29 (1026) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle pours black with tan head. Aroma is vanilla and a shot of whiskey. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is upfront booze, vanilla, booze, and a touch of grain. Before this brew we had the regular version and this one didn’t have any of the complexity the base brew had. It was totally dominated by the booze. After it warmed up is began to show more layers of complexity. More grain and booze shined through. I really enjoyed this either way.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 17, 2010
long sought after bottle courtesy of ajm, thanks! what is there to say, this stuff rocks! its a massive importer with a huge and well balanced bourbon presence. delicious, enough so that you can literally drink the entire bottle by yourself!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Thanks jhenry04. Poured very black, bourbon, chocolate, molasses, wood, little coffee, little dark fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5960) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
In short: An excessively bourbonny stout/porter. Good beer but much inferior to the regular one.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed about 15 months after the beer release side by side with a bottle of the regular version. Sent to me by MakeItaBanquet. Thank you so much Ben
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with good retention
In long: Nose has a lot bourbon (like all AleSmith BA brews). The rich chocolate cake of the regular version is totally dominated by the bourbon barrels. Vanilla, bourbon, oil, coconut, caramel. The sweetness level is way to high, almost ST Crème Brule level. Somehow the residual sugars are even more apparent in this BA version and the beer feel way way too sweet. The creamy slimy body is not as satisfying as with the regular version. Again I am disappointed by a BA AleSmith. This is not a bad beer, not bad at all, but it is just huge step down from the original. It was a fun test to open both the BA and regular Decadence 2007 side-by-side but it was just too much Decadence 2007 for one person. And to be honest with the regular version being so superior to the regular version I even poured down some of the BA bottle in the drain. An act that most ratebeerians probably find as reprehensible as a Lousiana swimming pool store sending a thank-you note to BP

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle shared by Kan, thanks! Pours black with minimal small dark brown head. Aroma is full of dark grains and very barrel forwards with bourbon notes and a bit of underlying vanilla. Flavor is very dark as well with coffee and some vanilla. The bourbon is more mellow in the flavor but it does seem to build towards the finish.


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