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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This is a re-creation of the original 2005 decadence old ale. this follows the tradition of class 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3442) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2005
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 Bottle at rich’s YeHa 05. Sweet, mildly vinous, sugary aroma that almost smells barleywine-ish. Mildly hazy amber/copper color with a small yellowish head. Pretty harsh, boozy start. Mildly sweet, turning a little roasty and bitter to finish. Decent, but not overly impressive and certainly doesn’t live up to its name.(7/4/7/3/13)~~~~~~RE-RATE~~~~~~~~Bott on 2/27/2014 as Alesmith Olde Ale. Purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this is quite sweet with plenty of caramel and toffee character. Lightly vinous with hints of chocolate, too. Underlying ethanol. This smells really nice! Moderately hazy garnet-amber body with a strong, fairly large, creamy off-yellow head. Starts quite sweet. Almost cloying. Tons of caramel and toffee sugars are present here. Light toastiness, and some cereal, too. Becomes a little warming at the end, but ethanol is still hid well. A bit of a bitter ethanolic finish, though. Some fleeting butterscotch, too. This is a nice sipper, but 750mL is entirely way too much of this beer to have at any given time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Bottle at Aaron and Kathy’s Holiday/YeHa Party on 12-3-05. Courtesy of me. Slightly muddled copper. Nose is toffee, rum cake, dark rum-soaked fruits and light alcohol. Taste is sweet with light hops and wood, creamy malts, toffee, rum-soaked fruits, angel food cake, caramel, brown sugar and alcohol. However, it wasn’t as "hot" as I was expecting, though it is several months old. Body is thick and syrupy but again, has no hotness. Finishes with more toffee, raisins, alcohol, rum cake, caramel, and light herbal notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2005
So, this made it to Ohio, Cinci got it a while back, and I never saw it (or made an attempt to.) So it was a nice surprise to find this still in the Columbus area. So it pours a dark red with a thin cream head. Aroma has some roasty malt and chocolate with a decent presence of some berry and dark fruit. There is a nice balance in this beer’s aroma. There is a pretty decent hop presence towards the end of this beer, but it comes off after a good malt sweetness that keeps that together. I got a small aftertaste of yeast and fruity sugar feel after the hops fade and the alcohol presence fades. A fine brew, something that would be stellar in about 5 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Shared by beeryum: Pours a slightly hazy dark copper with an off-white, frothy and well-lacing head. Rich, sweet, complex toasty caramel malty palate has some mild, light fruitiness. Body starts with sweet sugary caramel and nice malty complexity, but has a warming alcoholic finish. This should be nice in another year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
75 cl bottle. Amber colour with a nice head. Malty aroma with some hops. Great flavour of malt and hops perfect balance, also notes of chocolate, sugar, caramel and toffee. Ends up with a warm nice feeling from the alcohol. Very nice and powerful

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Sampled at Argo and Kathy’s ’05 Holiday Gathering. Dark copperish brown with a light beige head. Aroma of wood and toffee. Flavor has notes of oak, toasted malt/caramel, some chocolate and some alcohol presence in there as well. Very rich and full on the palate with subtle carbonation. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Pours brown with little head. Aroma is hard caramel, brown sugar, light alcoholic warmth. Flavor is hard caramel, brown sugar, sweet but not sticky. Reminded my of a 60 year old Balantine burton, just not quite as old. Very rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Deep amber colour with a small tan head. Dark fruit sweet aroma, balanced alcohol note. Malty and dark fruit sweet flavor with a hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Bottle. Red brown colour with a small tan head. Alcoholic, Dark fruits, wood, malt aroma and taste, sweet. Medium to full body and a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
2Row (11) - USA - DEC 5, 2005
An alchohol-braced sweetness greets the palate on tasting. Masculine but tender, formidable, but understanding. Definitely worth a taste.

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