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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brenn79 (1671) - Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2013
750 ml. bottle, shared with Poisoneddwarf- Pours muddy brown with an off white head that reduce to a collar almost immediately. Aroma is strong oak and bourbon, vanilla and cherries, maple opens up as it warms. The taste is so smooth, velvety vanilla, maple, oak, bourbon. Body is surprisingly light for the style, which is medium, carbonation is soft. Very good beer, if not excellent, this is the type of barleywine that I love.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Aroma is flatter than I imagined. Pours a typical brown hue for a barley wine. Pretty distinct and unique taste and palate for a barley wine. Very evenly balanced notes of bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured deep, dense, brownish-dark orange with a moderate head. This was great! Nice barrel notes with oak and whiskey that worked extremely well with smoked undertones and maple sweetness. Hints of vanilla sweetness and dark fruits made this seem like the perfect after dinner beverage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (7999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Taster from a bottle shared at Natifest 2013. Hazy orange amber color. Chunks of sediment visible in the body (mine was the last pour from the bottle). Minimal khaki head, some bits of lace. Awesome big bourbon vanilla flavor, moderate sweet taste. Light bit of alcohol warmth. Bigger body. Smooth, creamy light carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
750ml bottle. Thanks to Tom most definitely... Pours a medium two shades paler than cola with lesser intense edges while topped with a wispy shy of beige head... Aroma of oak and deeper caramel and toffee. Smooth vanilla and barrel throughout. A touch boozy with a light smoke aspect... Flavors are more caramel and barrel and toffee throughout. Smooth with a touch of bitter astringency. Syrup maple finish which transcends it for me being a maple fan. Bigger than medium bodied with a lighter level of carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by Steve at Natifest- thanks again! Pours a cloudy amber with a small off-white head. The aroma has smooth bourbon throughout, with notes of caramel, toffee, oak, dates and other dark and dried fruits. Flavor has the same, with a deeper oaky, peaty, earthy character to it. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, warming mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. I wish I had the 2011 Decadence so I knew the base beer better. This is excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JStax (3452) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours a translucent copper with a beige head of foam. Aroma is big bourbon and brown sugar. Tastes of bourbon and molasses.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
750ml, black foiled bottle, via trade. pours a murky, rich, rusty red capped by a thin, creamy, khaki head that leaves tight rings of lace. aroma is simply outstanding with heavy notes of sweet toffee, vanilla, toasted oak, bourbon, and maple syrup backed by hints of rum, angel’s food cake, dried figs, and just a hint of campfire. flavor is fantastic, certainly a bit bolder that most Alesmith barrel aged brews, but this one really works for me with heavy notes of toasted barrel, toffee, pralines, rum-raisin cake, and vanilla beans backed by maple syrup, nutty roast, bourbon, plums skins, and subtle smoke with heavy bourbon on the finish. palate is full bodied, bold, rich, and imposing without being cloying. overall, another (i say this a lot) marvelous barrel aged effort from Alesmith.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1778) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2013
bottle. pours murky brown with solid but fast fading head. big oak and vanilla aroma. taste is very nice charred barrel and sugar and vanilla slight smokey finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1429) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a murky rust colored brown with a quickly fading light tan head. Aroma is sweet bourbon with vanilla, light maple and some underlying heavier malt notes but the bourbon mostly dominates. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, some coconut, alcohol spice, and sweet malt/raisin with perhaps some maple. The smoke is nowhere to be found. Smooth and coating mouthfeel. Very nicely done barrel aged beer with an excellent bourbon aroma and taste but the base beer is for the most part lost underneath the bourbon.

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