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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle via Eric and enjoyed in my St B chalice: Pours a ruddy brown hue highlighted by a touch of crimson and copper with a fading fizzy head, some oily tears. The aroma notes of fig newton cookies, plums, anise, chocolate covered banana and clove imbued tobacco. The taste is actually well restrained with sweetness and maltiness supported by some yeastie spicy and earthy notes. Reminds me a lot of a young Roche 10 more than say a Westy or even a Saint B. The mouth feel is a tad over carbonated by considering the genre that is sort of good thing and makes it more drinkable, warming yes, overbearing no. I am digging this brew and so glad to have finally try it. Mille fois merci Monsieur Starnes!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5941) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma of bready notes, Belgian spices, and dark fruits - smells like a traditional quad. Flavour brings out candied sugar, bready malts, dark fruits, and a touch of toffee. Very authentic tasting, i.e. Belgian-esque. Not as epic and complex as the classic Belgian quads, but pretty damn close. Finishes on notes of Belgian yeast and bready malt. Very well-balanced and designed. Excellent stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by tmoney99. Clear lighter brown color. Good thin off-white head, little lace. Bigger body. Lighter, smooth carbonation, kind of crisp. Some cinnamon, dark fruit, some wood. Spicy taste, light bitter, minimal sweet. Mostly spicy and light bitter. Nice cherry, little dates. Very good, complex flavor profile. Little warmth or bite, but that doesn’t bother me at all. Super nice stuff. Would love to enjoy more than a sample of this.. Maybe in the future, with a bit of age

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (5798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2013
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 750 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium beige head. A big fruity toffee and leather nose. Rich, hot, caramel, berries, toffee, some yeast, dry, big fruit. Dusty. Very good, rich and .....decadent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
always happy to see a decadence in front of me .. . pours a deep purple brown .. light foam .. . some dark berry, plum, light spice, burnt brandy, and toast .. . was surprised by this, not that memorable .. . . give me all the money you hello kitty eating wonton!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur d’épices avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est brune. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de chocolat avec une pointe d’épices et dde fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #5303)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2013
Dark fruit, brown sugar, some spicy yeast, alcohol and nine volt battery on the nose. Pours copper brown with a tannish head. Flavors of strong brown sugar, some dark fruit, a little spicy yeast, strong alcohol, and a good dose of nine volt battery. Lingering alcohol and battery on the palate. Big carbonation. Strong as fuck. More or less unpleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a creamy off white head. Sweet caramel, vanilla, raisin, date, citrus and a hint of chocolate to the aroma and taste with a silky slightly bright full bodied palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Dark red with a white head. This is one incredibly complex beer. For the aroma I get some cherries, grapes and toffee. The flavor is even more complex. I get some cherries, grapes and dark fruits notes, as well as some toffee and brown sugar. There is also quite a bit of alcohol, as well as a bit of yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5260) - Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a deep caramel brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma had sweet caramel, dark fruits, bready malt, yeast, candied sugar and toffee. The flavor is everything from the nosewith a fairly smooth mouth feel. While maybe not as complex as the Belgian versions, this is quite tasty.


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