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AleSmith Decadence 2012



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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Now, seventeen years after we started, we’re proud to present another great addition in this ongoing series. AleSmith Decadence® 2012 is a big Belgian-style quadruple ale. A variety of Belgian malts impart notes of bread and ripe fruit with subtle hints of cloves and molasses. Its creamy mouthfeel is balanced by a rich, full-bodied finish. This rare offering is meant to be savored and will age nicely.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7838) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours caramel with a thick beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a delicious raisin and toffee flavor with a mellow slightly bitter finish. A nice version of Decadence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2902) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is dense overripe fruit, toffee, plums, brown sugar, apples, dark bread and light banana. Tastes fairly sweet. Light booziness. Loads of dark fruit and toffee. Some caramel, bread, fruit cake and black cherry. Mouthfeel and aftertaste throw it off a little. Drying finish. A tad medicinal. Close to being a really good quad. I may have liked this more when fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1725) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Figured it was about time to crack this one open. The pour is deep brown with a moderate-sized tan head. The aroma shows an assorted mix of fruit: cherries, plums, raisins, and dates. Toffee is prominent in the scent as well. The flavors are rich and malty but not really overly fruity or nearly as sweet as I was expecting. It’s nice. A toasty chocolaty finish counters what fruity sweetness and Belgian yeasty notes this does have nicely. This tastes like a Belgian Strong/Stout hybrid. An interesting take for sure on the style, but not all that surprising from AleSmith. I bet age has done this some good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (4073) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
75cl bottle shared at the CBC Clernwl tasting, london, thanks to Paul. It pours a dark copper color with small beige head. Aroma is sweet with notes of vanilla raisins bourbon wood dates. Taste is sweet and lightly boozy with bourbon figs vanilla chocolate and molasses. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, very tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cobaink2 (196) - seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Nose of cinnamon ,cloves and fig and slight faint of chocolate. The Belgian yeast works but is not overly present. It’s a nice beer epecially aged for three years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlandersNed (245) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2015
24.5 oz bottle. Floater-laden dark reddish brown color. Rich raisin, fig & malt notes. Like oxidized Track #8 w/out the chili & bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (4610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle shared@CBC Clerkenwell, London (03/06/2015) - pours hazy amber copper colour with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits, Belgian yeast, some spices, medium body, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6507) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is candy sugar, dark fruit, wood, vanilla. Thin mouth, similar flavors to nose, nice booze finish, really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (6129) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle shared at craft beer co clerko. Thanks to Paul for this one. Deep reddy copper coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is sticky sweet unrefined sugars. Honey. Cinnamon Flavour is composed of woody vanilla, unrefined sugars. Sticky. Belgian. Yeast. Palrte is sticky sweet, woody varnish. Lowish carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9796) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle via trade, shared at Craft Clerko. It pours clear deep red-brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft, juicy, toasted brown sugars, caramel, dried fruits, plum, date, prune wood, bourbon, touch of ginger, umami character and dark malty tang. The taste is bitter, earthy. Toasty, pretty sweet, juicy, toasted sugars, plum, prune, candy, good alcohol boost, banana bread and fruit cake with a smooth, sweetish finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Punchy, but pretty tasty also.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3868) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Paul. Dark reddy brown, small foamy tan head. Aroma is earthy, toffee, pungent fruits, souring tangerine. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste has bready malt, tangy alcohol, raisin, prune and other dark dried fruits. Definitely a heavy hitter.

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