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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1402) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2013
750 ml bottle (shared with the Mrs.; BIG thanks mikem409). Looks good; a hazy amberish brown with off-white lacing. Smells good too; sweet and malty with notes of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and maple. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Hopscotch. Clear amber pour with a small white head. Maple and barrel aromas. Huge maple, sweet caramel malts, raisins, plums, and mild wood notes. Slight bitter finish. Good stuff...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2093) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle shared by dedollewaitor, thanks. Unclear brownish body with a medium offwhitebhead. Aroma is bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, alcohol. Flavor is alcohol, dark fruit, vanilla, caramel, bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle @ The Lost Tasting Of Abbey Beers, Odense 2013. Thanks to Sean 9689. Pours ruby amber with a small creamy head. Sweet malty nose. A bit of dark dried fruit, massive caramel and a bit of wood. Very vague wood, smoke, mild alcohol and some liquorice. Refined and balanced. Smooth and slick. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle @ The Lost Tasting Of Abbey Beers, Odense 2013. Hazy copper with a small off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel and brown sugar, with vanilla, coconut and bourbon. Very sweet malty flavour with caramel and dried fruit, and lots of hot alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
750mL thanks to t0rin0, Womencantsail, and Travlr for my wedding reception! Another big hit. Clear deep amber pour generates quite a yellow head, more dense than expected. Nose is heavy, rich bourbon, buttery barrel, maple syrup, mild seasoned tomato, black pepper, rum soaked sponge cake. Taste is spicy and sharper barrel forward like Goose Island King Henry. Almost identical barrel character to Bourbon County Stout. Mild sweet maple, pecans perhaps, no smokiness really. Still, a boss barleywine that got the thumbs up from my barleywine loving friends. Thank you!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13226) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle courtesy of T0rin0 to GT2 and biggirlpanties,graciously shared at their wedding - thank you all! Rich, velvety, complex barleywine with notes of vanilla, brandy, prunes, maple, toast. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle. Murky, copper red color with a light tan head. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit, and booze notes. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Chewy. Lots of sweet caramel flavors upfront, and then the booze cuts through and cuts the sweetness. Little bit of spiciness too. Ends fairly cleanly. Pretty tasty. Could probably use some time to chill to cut tr booze flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Amber/red pour, Aroma is killer with smokey, wood, caramel sweetness. Taste adds some bourbon, vanilla and molasses. Damn tasty.

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