ClarkVV (5518) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2015 2005 Bottle aged approximately one year.
Raw, fresh and messy in the nose, it certainly has that unpasteurized, unfiltered feel to it that is so appealing about alesmith. Unfortunately, the hops are decidedly obnoxious and burst forth with cherry, lychee, grapefruit and orange peel notes, dominating the aroma and limiting the malt presence to a sugary chocolate-meets-caramelized raisin. The flavor, then, is not surprisingly heavy on the hops and Im amazed at how bitter and bold they are after a year in the bottle. Oranges and ruby red grapefruit dominate the opening, with a wash of toffee in the middle that is in turn enveloped by staunch bitterness and alcohol on the end. Low carbonation, and fat malts lead to a typical hop lovers mess but as usual, I dont approve. Would be more interested to try a bottle with 3 years of age on it now. Interesting, anyways, and wholesome, but too messy for me.
2010 Decadence bottle drunk 8/14/15.
Well, the hops certainly weren’t a problem this time and as far as old ales go, it does have some enjoyable malt flavors of toffee, caramel, plums, raisins, vanilla and the alcohol somewhat dries it out. But in the end, the oxidation, combined with just too much booze and soggy-sweet flavors just dosent have any appeal for me whatsoever. Scored the same, but for different reasons.
Alusmamuts (1454) - 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 (9481) - 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 (1023) - 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, it’s 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. Don’t pass this by, buy 3 and hold 2 back for a few years. Excellent brew.
Baramba (808) - ITALY - MAY 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Dark brown with small white head. Malt and caramel aroma, dired fruits. Sweet caramel flavour, wooden, vanilla, hoppy finish. Fantastic
tomekk1978 (1284) - Z±bki, POLAND - MAY 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromat: głównie estrowy (wiśnia, aronia, śliwka), z dozą karmelu, chleba, melano, może nieco miodu. Drewno również wyczuwalne, ale bez przesady. Alkohol nieźle ukryty.
Wygląd: barwa rubinowa, wydaje się klarowna, Piana beżowa, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, umiarkowanej wielkości i podobnie trwała.
Smak: spora słodycz, złamana kwaskowoscią, owoce ( w tym suszone), chleb, melano, alkohol. Goryczka w okolicach średniej plus, lekko drażniąca, ale delikatna. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i kwaskowy, lekko owocowy finisz nuta alkoholową. Spodziewałem się więcej.
weihenweizen (3012) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigered 75 cl brown bottle poured into a glass. Hazy Amber into a glass. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and wood.
Hoprider (376) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
05 Decadence. Pours brownish with a beige head. Small. N: dark english barleywine. So smooth, light roast, Heavy caramel and prunes. Great! T: so creamy and well.. Decadent.? Caramel and bruised fruit. Drinks perfect for a 10 year old beer. Aftertaste is semi drying but still heavy on the dark sweet fruits.
Enjoyit (3752) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005. Clear brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of prunes, raisins, caramel and sweets. A flavor of prunes, raisins, caramel and sweet malt.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
markducommun (859) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish mahogany, quite clear. Small tan head. Strong apple, fruit nose. Caramel, buttery notes. Quite a bit of bitterness, strong underlying sweetness. Very upfront alcohol content. Heavy, oily body. Really good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
FROTHINGSLOSH (6532) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a large creamy-soapy orange-brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet with raisins, plum, pear, brandy and molasses. The flavor was sweet with toasty malts, molasses, cherry, anise, raisin, fig, brandy, toffee and a touch of a medicinal presence. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Excellent.