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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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poisoneddwarf (1710) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Rating #1400. 750 ml foil-capped bottle, thanks to a trade with Alen. Barrel aged aromas hit me from two feet away after I pry off the cap--toasted coconut, vanilla, bourbon; also raisins, molasses. Maple comes out strong after it warms. Pours murky brown with a medium beige head that falls into a collar after a minute or two. Taste is sweet and oaky before becoming savory and boozy. The booze, although strong, is welcome here and not overbearing. Finishes with a licorice flavor. Body is thick and chewy, texture syrupy. I don’t get any smoke at all here, which I was really looking forward to, but this is still pretty freaking awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap @ Alesmith. Pours dark caramel brown with a thin mocha head. Aroma is bold caramel, maple syrup, faint smoke, oak and vanilla. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, booze and light smoke in the finish. BIg full bodied balanced beer. Great Barley Wine!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JStax (2980) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1856) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2013
Aroma of caramel, vanilla bean and slight ham. Pours hazy and brown with a sticky film. Taste is super sweet with great butterscotch, vanilla, and just a great bbq finish. Super delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Damn, I love these guys! Popped the cap and a plume of smoke wafted out, filling my nostrils with toasted oak, rich bourbon, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and maple. Mrs. Butterworth, Aunt Jemima, and all of Canada would be proud! Flavor shows charred wood, molasses, freshly split vanilla bean, brown sugar, cocoa, maple, and beautiful bourbon. The alcohol in this is present, warming as it slides down and showing on the tongue but it isn’t overly distracting. A bit of time might round this out but it is delicious now. Syrupy texture would make an amazing addition to pancakes. Yum!

4.3
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Caramel, molasses, chocolate, sweet grain, bourbon, oak, and light smoke aroma and taste. Thick sticky full bodied palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5681) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2013
Thanks to bman1113vr for sharing this bottle. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of maple, a light bit of smoke, bourbon, caramel and toffee. The flavor is equally delicious and equally complex. I get some smoke up front, but that quickly dissipates in favor of maple, bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee and caramel. I also get some alcohol notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Big ol thanks to El Capitan, Bman1113vr, for this guy. Dark orange caramel looking pour. Nose is pine, bourbon, leather, malts, maple. Flavor is caramely, leather, bourbon, plum, boozy. Great warming finish. Really a delicious beer, enjoyed this a lot. Thanks again, Andrew!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4133) - 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.


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