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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11812) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11119) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Opaque mahogany pour with a miniscule white head. Huge bourbon and booze aromas. Nice vanilla, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Some chocolate oxidation notes, oak, caramel, and smoke. The flavor is very sweet and very barrel forward. Tons of bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Maple syrup, brown sugar, and caramel sweetness. Some chocolate, alcohol, and a smoke flavor that becomes more prevalent as the beer warms up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Mostly clear longhorn-orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Toasted coconut and gooey caramel are front-and-center in the bouquet. Full-bodied and velvety with vibrant carbonation. The flavor presents layers of bourbon and caramel and loads of liquor warmth. Finishes boozy and bittersweet, then fairly dry. Muchos kudos to richiesd for shipping this bad boy my way!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Amber pour, off white head. Aroma is killer with smoke, caramel, bourbon, oak, brown sugar, honey. Flavor is really awesome. I only detected one flaw, its a bit hot...maybe some time? Bourbon, oak, smoke, vanilla, dark agave syrup. Very tasty stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8430) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
On tap and Bottle. Pours with a murky bronze hue with an off-white head that fades. Aromas are of maple, nutty, bourbon, molasses, minerals, cola, vanilla and light smoke. Rich barrel. Flavors are a bit thin and a touch musty, alcohol, nutty, cola, medium dry tannins, smokey. Medium carbonation and warming with a nice hit of bourbon barrel on the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
I preferred the non-barrel incarnation of this one. This one has some added complexity but also added oxidation notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Big thanks to Sparky for sharing. This 750mL pours with a nice looking murky deep copper body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up a blended smooth mixture of dark fruity esters, other vague fruity notes and then running into malty sweet rich bourbon and booze. Nice. The taste is smooth and rich and subtly vibrant at the same time. It starts with bourbon booze mingling with sweet malt smothered prunes with some maple syrup tossed in for good measure. It gets even more rich and warming as the finish approaches. Great stuff.

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