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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2006
For my first rating after a long hiatus, I wanted something a little out of the ordinary, so I opted for a bottle of Alesmith Decadence that I have had aging for over a year. Poured it into my snifter with no head at all, a deep mahogany/ruby coloring, and very clear when held up to the light. The aroma was sweet, vinuous, resiny, with just a hint of alcohol. Initial sip was sweet, with mildly spicey afternotes and just a hint of alcohol burn. Not at all grainy or overbearing, and just enough hop presence to keep it from being cloyingly sweet. Overall a very pleasant drink for a chilly spring evening, preferrably shared with good company since it is rather potent and comes in a 750ml champagne bottle sizing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2234) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
August 22, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2015.
Dark ruby red with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma is toffee, nuts, caramel, dried fruits, dark bread, some pine and earth notes. Taste is sweet, caramel and nutty, light bitter with a burnt caramel notes. Finish is sweet nutty, caramel and alcohol warmth. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1319) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
Aromă nobilă de fructe uscare și pâine bine coaptă, sau plăcintă bine coaptă dar și mult alcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (8343) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with a bit of caramel and toffee supporting. Flavor has lots of bread and toffee with a bit of caramel and a light grassy bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogniskowicz (465) - POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Nieprawdopodobny aromat suszonych owoców. Rodzynki, figi, daktyle, czego tu nie ma ! Do tego sporo przyjemnie zaintonowanych nut utlenienia (nawet ździebło sosu sojowego), drewnianych, waniliowych, winnych, karmelowych i alkoholowych. Na samym wąchaniu można spędzić pół wieczoru ! W smaku bardzo pełne, wręcz wylepiające, słodkie, ale nie zmulające z cudownie owocową bazą, i bardzo przyjemnym grzejąco alkoholowym lekko cierpkim finiszem. Wysycenie niskie. Wspaniałe piwo degustacyjne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (2929) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2015
18.07.2015, 0,75l bottle shared @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is very mild, raisins, dark malts, grass, almonds, dark sugar, weeds, minerals, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly dry grassy, weeds, raisins, grass, dark malts, dark sugar, booze, burnt caramel, oak. Medium bitterness, harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ej (997) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle shared with BBGTC. Pours a hazy amer with a large fluffy light tanned head. Wonderful aroma of dates, raisins, caramelly malts and a light vinous note. Taste is sweet, huge caramel taste with dark dried fruits. Has a moderate bitter finish but lingers quite sweetly. Full bodied and avg to soft co2. Very fucking nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2160) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
A very dark brown, a small head is dark beige. Aroma is rich with dark riped druits, dates and raisins, some port wine, toffee, drier wood and herbs, hint of vanilla. Very complex and succesfully aroma. Taste has rich and toffeeish maltyness, riped fruits and dates, balancing dry wood and herbs with bitterness, hint of vanilla. Full bodied, low carbonation, fresh anyway. Rich and complex, tasteful. The beer for slow enjoyment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (4231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen - fuzzy brown pour with beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste,toffee, caramel, plethora of dark dried fruits, nutty, some subtle spices, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fspirit (52) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
Caramel, nutsbasement aromas, raisin aroma. Hazy, brown and cloudy appearance. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter and salty. Full body, oily feel, flat, long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (970) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle@Desverger. Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma and taste is malts, caramel, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, toffee. Full body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet finish. Excellent.

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