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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Barrel Aged Decadence 2011 is our Maple Smoked Barleywine (brewed to celebrate our 16th anniversary) matured in premium bourbon barrels. This will be our only release of this limited edition bottling. We’ll also tap a cask of Barrel Aged Decadence 2011 in the tasting room on Tuesday, February 26th.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Smoke, maple, BW. Gorgeous deep mahogany, lovely maple sweet. Caramel sweet BW. Barrel is great. Terrific beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (8402) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Nose brings out light smoke, bourbon barrels, and a touch of maple. Flavour brings out nice smoky notes, with medium bourbon notes, and some alcohol heat, though I bet it’s mellowed out since bottling. Very well-designed - the barrel aging makes this even more complex. Excellent slow sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6780) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle - sweet caramel and wood. Clear copper with. Small white head. Caramel, light barrel and bourbon notes and Woody finish. Nice and balanced, well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5733) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
From a bottle (75 cl), courtesy of _angst_. CLear copper, tiny beige head. Bready and bisquity malts, piney and citric hops, pretty strong barrel aromas, a bit boozy. Semi dry, medium bitterness, some tannins.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you heatwaves! Pours dark born with a small goldenish beige head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, toffee, charred wood, smoke, charred wood, bourbon alcohol, hay, soil and alcohol. Taste is sweet, malty and tiny smokey with caramel, toffee, charred wood, smoked charcuteries, moist soil, hay and bourbon alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny viscous, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, smoked meats, moist soil, charred wood, bourbon alcohol and lemon zest. Nice smokey malt bomb…

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at An afternoon of Skulls, Scotsman and Speedway 141129. Clear deep amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, raisins, figs, banana notes, prunes, wheat notes, raisins, some toffee. Caramel flavor, raisins, banana, figs, prunes, vanilla, some toffee. Sweet and delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
(Bottle) Pours reddish brown with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds clean bourbon, caramel, smoke, alcohol and woodsy/earthy hops. The flavour is near medium sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic. Caramel, smoke, barrel tones and, as usual, balanced hops. The mouthfeel is round and light numbing with a soft carbonation. Alcohol and bourbon on the finish. Near full bodied.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (2009) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2014
November 26, 2014 - bottle via trade. Brown pour with limited head that faded quickly. Aroma was just fantastic - smoke, maple, caramel and bourbon. Taste started with the sweetness (maple, vanilla, caramel), moved to a light smokiness and finished with a nice bourbon.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3887) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at another tasting. Clear copper pour with thin straw head. Aroma is really smooth, tons of Alesmith malt, maple, molasses, vanilla, nice bourbon notes. Taste is so rich and decadent, nice caramel vanilla bourbon, tons of maple, not much smoke, nice sweet flavors. Palate is rich, mouth coating, great sipper. Awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (3055) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle @ Another Tasting, courtesy of Vaiz. Massive thnx for sharing this one! Pours hazy dark amber colour with a medium sized off white head on top. Aroma of big caramel malts, loads of barrel, vanilla, big bourbon characters. Flavor is very sweet, light alcoholic, big boozy characters. The malt base is very big on this one, loads of sweet stuff going on. Amazing well balanced beer. Age is incredible. Great stuff!!


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