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RATINGS: 646   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Originally brewed in 2005 as the first in our annual Decadence series, AleSmith Olde Ale follows the tradition of classic British-style Old Ales. This rich, malt-forward ale showcases soft notes of currants and dried fruit along with complex dark sugars, all of which are balanced by a subtle bitterness derived from the addition of traditional English hops. AleSmith Olde Ale is ready to be enjoyed now or it can be aged upwards of twenty years to further enhance its amazing depth of flavor. A hearty ale designed to please Bacchus himself!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle (as Decadence 2010) at the main DC December gathering. Poured a brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was lots of boozy notes. Whiskey, booze, dark fruits. Flavor was lots of toffee, caramel notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Nicely done. Old oxidized aroma and some caramel here. Some basement musk. Some sweetness in finish. Bottle shared at tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6105) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle at the DC December Gathering #2. As 2010 Decadence. Thanks MrChopin. Murky brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, oak, some whiskey. Tastes of dark fruit, booze, some whiskey. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (5478) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2015
750 ml bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is an ugly, murky brown color with a beige head foam. The aroma has a musty fruit quality to it that makes the toffee and molasses notes come through especially well. Medium sweetness with leathery notes in the taste. Medium, velvety carbonation. Big body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (962) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Pours a deep, reddish-brown, with little by way of head. Aroma of fermented fruit and some booziness. Flavor is very sweet, a bit on the cloying side. Plum, currant, candy, a load of booze. Tastes better as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2015
(bottle dated 03-04-14) Pours a deep amber color with a thin light tan to off-white head. Aroma consists of a melange of dried fruits with notable scents of dried apricot, cherry, prune, and dates. Along with the fruit is a prominent scent of peanut brittle. Some caramel and port as well. Further warming yields some sour cream and red delicious apple. Flavor holds mulled wine, port, dates, toffee, sweet dark cherry, and jaggery. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is low.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainTilven (167) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 27, 2015
Tasted at La Capsule (Nancy - France). Dark mahogany body, cloudy, with almost no foam. Aroma is nuts, dried fruit, caramel, roasted - heady. Taste is similar, with very strong alcohol; very round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5615) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle sample at SBWF15. Amberish brown with beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, burnt sugar, light chocolate and dried fruits. Taste is sweet and bitter, dried fruit, sugar, wood and alcohol. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Good shit. Sugary, sweet goodness. Malty. Kinda like a barley wine with a Scottish ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5226) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2015
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Dark brown appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, toffee, nutty malts, light earthy hops, light coffee and a hint of alcohol. Similar flavor, thick, rich and malty with moderate sweetness, light bitterness and a touch of booze. Full body. A nice sipper overall.

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