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AleSmith Decadence 2006

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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
Imperial Evil Dead Red Ale (also known as Dead by Dawn)

Alesmith's Decadence Anniversary Ale was originally brewed in 2005 to celebrate our first decade in business. The brewers at Alesmith had such a great time concocting Decadence that they decided to make it an annual event, and brew a new style each year to commemorate our Anniversary. The second release in the Decadence series, Dead by Dawn, was inspired by our own seasonal specialty ale, Evil Dead Red. What if we made it bigger, bolder and even more evil? The result is Decadence 2006 Dead by Dawn, a devilicious auburn-colored ale with a complex sweet caramel maltiness balanced by the just the right amount of hop bitterness. Dead by Dawn showcases an enticing hop flavor and intense hop aroma that rounds out this rich, full-bodied ale. Join our Anniversary Celebration with Decadence. You'll soon discover why Alesmith is known around the world as the place to find Legendary Craftsmanship.

beeriodic's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours reddish amber, a bit cloudy. Huge, frothy brown head. Sweetish malt in the nose. Tastes quite sweet and "big", finish is dry enough due to the ethanol flavor that lingers. Hops in bitterness and aroma seem fairly subdued.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (454) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Pours dark clear red with a dark beige head N: well this has almost no hops despite the style. Pretty oxidiced. T: sweet malt juice. Old ale.. You can just taste the age on this. Aftertaste is sweet but with huge depth. Complexity is enormous. Cant really split flavours apart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Reddish brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of caramel, hops, oxidiexed, sweet tobacco, liqurice and sweets. A flavor of liqurice, caramel, sweet malt and oxidiexed hops.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle buried deep in the cellar and re-discovered during move prep. I have no idea what this was originally but it has aged into something fantastic. It starts with a hit of hops in the aroma and flavor. I have no idea how the hops have held on over the years. It quickly mellows into a caramel, sweet, malty English barley wine style ale. This is drinking fantastically right now if you have a bottle tucked somewhere and are wondering if you should open it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2838) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Jeff. Big notes of caramel, toffee, raisin. This beer has aged well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle shared at Mikey’s holiday party 2012, thanks to who shared this
Appearance: Hazy brown with a small tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts and dark fruit
Taste: Toated malts, dark fruits, caramel, spices and brown suger
Very nice, glad I got a chance to try this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured dark, near brownish with a tan head. A bit of oxidation here with strong malt sweetness and thick, boozy body. Tasted old. Malt sweetness and dark fruits were its saving grace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Notes from June 2010. Pours a murky mahogany with a thick light tan head, lots of lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt, caramel, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, and slight resin. Flavor matches well and this beer held up surprisingly well. I really wonder what this was like fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot Dany!), pours a beautiful dark mahogany with a large foamy beige head. Divine aroma of plums, raisins, brown sugar, heaps of caramel malt / toffee, and even a feint trace of hops still roaming around. Flavour brings out huge grapes, some plum and maybe raisins, toffee, and brown sugar - hops have all but died, but doesn’t matter, this is exceedingly well-balanced and sort of reminiscent of a barley wine. Absolutely no signs of oxidation or anything going off about this. Finishes quite dry and semi-sweet, with everything working in perfect harmony. Sticky, viscous palate and uber-decadent in all aspects.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle at Churchills, San Marcos. It pours very deep ruby, with a thick off-white head. The nose is pine, resin, raisin, currant, plum, caramel and brown sugar. The taste is caramel, varnish, dark fruit - cherry, prune, plum ,raisin, earth and toast, with alcohol warmth in the finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Great balance. All-round it’s very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
750mL split at Churchill’s pub in San Marcos. Pours clear deep mahogany to blood ruby with a larger, thick yellowish head. Awesome tawny Barleywine nose with caramel, wood, butterscotch, thick brown sugar. Fresh lemon. Thick, poofy lace. Taste is sticky, malty, nice older malty character with red fruits. Red fruity, big raisin and date finish. Not too oxidized or papery. Nice aged feel despite the style. Very nice lacework. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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