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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
giarcsr (103) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
I find this a very interesting beer. the aroma to me smells like bailey’s irish cream, and vanilla mixed together. It’s very pleasant actually.the pour is good, it’s a nice rich amber, the only thing bad I can say is that my bottle wasn’t too carbonated, but honestly I don’t get too many Alesmith beers that are. Thankfully I don’t think this affects the flavor which is very different and more interesting then the rest of the Alesmith line up. It’s got a solid old ale taste to it, but there’s a bit of an english twist to it with a solid almost vanilla like warming aftertaste that’s very enjoyable. It’s been mentioned before that this will be money in a year or so and I totally agree. Also, I’ve 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 I’d probably have a score around 4.8 - 4.9 no problem, it’s that amazing.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3998) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2015
750 ml. Pour is nearly opaque and deep copper-brown. Small ring and spots of bubbles on top. Nose is toffee, dark cherry, dates and chocolate. Tastes of toffee, prune, sherry, vanilla and touches of citrus and earthy/wooden hops. Medium-heavy body has a very drinkable balance given all the malt prominence. Low-medium carbonation level and just a hint of the big abv.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2305) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours mahogany with low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of malt, molasses, porto, dark fruits, some metal. Taste is of malt, fruits, bitterness, caramel, some slight alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Nice malt features. Alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3532) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle (2014). Bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Split 5-ways.

Appearance: Deep amber-brown with a medium easy to revive off-white head, little lacing and nice alcohol legs.

Aroma: Toffee, molasses, raisins, port notes, earthy/mineral presence, dried plums, figs and spices.

Taste: Moderately sweet. Rich malts, toffee, molasses, raisins, port, earthy/mineral notes, moderate spiciness, dried fruits and a bit of alcohol.

Palate: Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Borderline syrupy. Nice warming finish.

Overall: An unsurprisingly good Old Ale from a great brewery. Rich malts, great depth and nice port features. Tasty and warming.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1815) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Pours a clear red with a medium off-white head that leaves light lacing. Nose is of grapes, caramel and alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet for an american old ale and features flavors of caramel, toffee, sucre d’orge, grapes and peppery alcohol. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel sticky. Alcohol is felt but it doesn’t drink like 11% at all. Overall a nice sipper and never harsh, not sure who would want to drink a whole 750 of that though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5273) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 3, 2015
032715; light sweet malty aroma,brown, cloudy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, nice malty sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3851) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle shared. Clear deep red pour with ring of off white foam. Aroma is rich, deep toffee, leafy hoppy notes, lots of rich port aromas, Alesmith malt (molasses) really rich. Taste is rich, rich malty flavors, port, molasses, caramel. Palate is mouth coating, nice warming alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1004) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
Type: Draft Glass: 8-oz. pint glass From: AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, Calif. Price: $3.70 Purchased: March 30, 2015 Consumed: March 30, 2015 Misc.: 2015 release; After I picked up my two Kona Speedway’s Poured a dark brown, almost black color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki tan, rocky head when I got it. Good amount of layered, spiderweb lacing on the sides. Average retention on the top. (Sight - 4.00) Smelled toffee, caramel, smoky nuts, roasty dry malts, dark chocolate, dark cocoa, dark smoky spices and maple syrup. (Smell - 4.25) Wow for the taste right off. Got maple syrup, brown sugar, toffee, sugary caramel, molasses, roasty nuts, bitter dark chocolate and dark cocoa. So smooth. (Taste - 4.25) Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish. (Feel - 4.50) Loved this beer. Would love to get my hands on some more. (Overall - 4.25) 4.26 95 A

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (7238) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2015
Amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Sweet aroma, malts and caramel. Lightly notes of sherry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (12674) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy dark amber orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and dark sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 270315

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14428) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are burnt caramel, malt, dried fruits, syrup, hops and has a nice sweet finish.


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