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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (950) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle; picked up from the brewery alongside the BA Kopi Luwak Speedway. Color is dark amber with medium carbonation, capped with a small head of vanilla colored foam. Smoked malts show through in the aroma with lots of bourbon and hot alcohol. Flavor is a sweet blend of caramel, toffee, chocolate truffle and cherry, finishing bitter with an oaky barrel-aged nuance. The alcohol really takes over the finish, with a pronounced bourbon note. Give it a few more years to mellow out, still kind of hot at this point. Overall really, really tasty.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3344) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - 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 (2656) - 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!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3523) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at Another Tasting, hosted by MrHangover. Clear copper pour, thin off-white head. Aroma full of bourbon, maple syrup, some aged hops and slightly warming booze. Flavor is very smooth, loads of bourbon, sugary malts, boozy and warming. Amazing balance and very delicate intense malts. Fantastic brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (5606) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle shared at Another Tasting thanks to Vaiz. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, wood, maple syrup and light overripe dark fruits. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Maple dominating the palate with soft bourbon barrel. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4318) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Light touch of smoke in this and comes together with some florals and lots of candied malt. A touch on the burnt side. Pours reddish brown with ok lacing. Finishes a little sweet, a little bitter. Some prune and raisin. Bottle pour at Churchkey’s 5th anniversary.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3840) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Poured a dark amber color with aromas of bourbon, light smoke, some maple, dark fruits, and caramel. flavors follow suit, thanks to the kind person who shared this gem with me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9371) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
HMOG 2014. Pours a hazy dark amber. Scent is grainy and sweet. Starts spicy and sweet and finishes earthy. Medium body with middling carbonation. Bottle - Shared at 2014 HMOG

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2114) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Jeff sharing. Pours a hazy copper brown with a small head that lingers a bit. Aroma is somewhat dominated by the bourbon but there’s also some dark cherry, caramel, toffee, and a touch of smoke. Taste has a ton of oaky bourbon. Some light sweet toffee and dark fruit creeps through a little. Light smoke and the dry, boozy finish. A tad harsh but this is really pack with flavor. Would really like to try the non BA version.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2186) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! More AleSmith is always appreciated! Muddled brown body with thin, copper edges. Even a fairly hard pour doesn’t yield much foam on top. Aroma has dark, dried fruit covered in a molasses, toffee, & bourbon bath. I wasn’t getting maple at first, but the latter half of each whiff is full of sweet maple syrup... It takes another few minutes of warming up to pull some faint sweet smoke on the front end, too. Not much wood in the aroma. Taste has notes of sweet caramel malt, raisins, vinous dark fruits, light anise, heavy maple syrup, boozy toffee, & light cocoa powder in the finish. The flavor didn’t have much smoke to it, but the maple syrup & wood were certainly there, especially in the finish. Huge, thick, sticky body, expected for the style. A very nice barrel-aged beer from AleSmith, though this one is BIG. Drinks even bigger than 11% ABV. Be sure to tackle this with multiple people, as it’s truly a beast.


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