giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I find this a very interesting beer. the aroma to me smells like baileyís irish cream, and vanilla mixed together. Itís very pleasant actually.the pour is good, itís a nice rich amber, the only thing bad I can say is that my bottle wasnít too carbonated, but honestly I donít get too many Alesmith beers that are. Thankfully I donít think this affects the flavor which is very different and more interesting then the rest of the Alesmith line up. Itís got a solid old ale taste to it, but thereís a bit of an english twist to it with a solid almost vanilla like warming aftertaste thatís very enjoyable. Itís been mentioned before that this will be money in a year or so and I totally agree. Also, Iíve had this on cask twice and it is amazing, I think as of this posting there is only one cask of this beer left. It is well worth it to get a pint of that. If I was rating that Iíd probably have a score around 4.8 - 4.9 no problem, itís that amazing.
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer needs barrel aging. Brown color with tan head. Aroma is raisins, bread, caramel, and prune. Taste is just a lot of raisin with moderate sweetness for the high abv. Tough to drink a lot of but still decent.
onceblind (7526) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep plummy copper hue under a thin light tan head. Rich lightly boozy dark malty English aroma with some date and fig in there. Smooth and dark flavor thatís got that old English malty boozy touch to it, a light hint of date and fig, and a warm semisweet malty finish. A bit simplistic and has a lasting alcohol phenolic finish.
Lele (433) - Padova, ITALY - OCT 1, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aspetto: mogano scuro e limpido. Schiuma marroncina, abbondante, fine e abbastanza persistente. A Roma: intenso, chiari sentori liquorosi, caramellati e legnosi. Gusto: decisi sentori liquorosi e di Passito, abbondante e caramello, legnoso, abbondanti frutta secca e frutta a guscio. Corpo decisamente strutturato. Carbonizzazione medio bassa. Birra veramente fenomenale!!!
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beer_queue (14) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2016
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottled: 02/27/14. Sampled: 02/28/16
Appearance: Dark, cloudy brown with amber highlights; thin beige head. There are huge chunks of yeast sediment at the end of the beer! The total amount is equivalent to what youíd expect from Belgian ales.
Smell: Hella malts and even more dark fruits; doesnít change much after warming up.
Taste: Starts off with subtle, creamy malts before developing into a bold, sweet middle thatís filled with dark fruits, caramel, toffee, & chocolates. The finish is reserved for a soft hoppy flavor thatís prolonged with warm alcohol. Once warm, all the sweetness gets a bump and the alcohol certainly intensifies as well; it becomes very much like a sherry wine after some time in the glass.
Texture: Smooth, full-bodied, no carb, dry finish.
Drinkability: Delicious and absolutely wonder. This is a malt & sugar bomb. The alcohol is strong enough sustain some age. Oh, and share this with a friend!
Overall tastes remind me of a doppelsticke (strong altbier) from Germany. So malty, sweet, & boozy with the benefits of age thrown in there. Also comparable to strong winter ales from Belgian breweries like Scaldis & Corsendonk.
ignorant (102) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
opaque brown with ruby tones thin fragile crown of tan foam. Aroma of dark malts candy, soft brown sugar, dates, figs, prunes, caramel, chocolate, nuts (hazelnuts) and a faint touch of leather and tannic red wine. silky smooth flavor with hints of dark fruit, toffee, leather, soft coffee, snuff, brown sugar, nut and reminiscences of hops. Sensation in half and creamy mouth with sweet, dry, earthy and warm
Cybercat (5173) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 Pours opaque mahogany with a thin buff head. Aroma delivers caramel, toasted malt and woody hops tones. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side and offers caramel, toasted malt and woody hops notes. Mouthfeel features firm body and OK fizz. Get decadent!
Cool_Bond (2339) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2016
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Fruity with hints of berries in the aroma. Yeast, hard alcohol, and let fruity taste. Hard bitterness that fills the mouth for a long time. But not so good. Severe beer. Too much alcohol taste. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Alusmamuts (1576) - LATVIA - JUL 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
MMXV edition. Dark red-brown with small yellow head. Nice strong bread aroma. Quite strong bitterness rich with sweet bread notes. Bitter aftertaste.
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Decadence. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is dark fruit, plum and figs, caramel, pure sugar. Medium body, caramel, roast, dark fruit, hides alcohol well, very nice.
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sometimes you have to take things into consideration when rating, not with this beer, itís worth its lofty status. Dark fruits, caramel, toffee, beautifully melded into a velvety body. This beer is thick and you can tell it is expertly crafted. Donít pass this by, buy 3 and hold 2 back for a few years. Excellent brew.