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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draught at Alesmith. Pours a clear mahogany color with a khaki head. Aroma is raisin, candied sugar, molasses. Taste is sweet with some alcohol warmth. A little dry and aome prickly carbonation. Really one of the best Quads I’ve had from an American brewer. Superb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho (2189) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
750 bottle. Dark fruit(dates, molasses) in the nose. Dark, reddish black. Thin off white head. Sweet, strong but strength accelerates on the palate. Belgian notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2146) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Dark mahogany chestnut with tan head. Intense aroma of dark fruits, cherry, banana, toffee. Taste of toffee, bubblegum, banana amd dark fruits. Sweet with a clean finish. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2145) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a white head. Caramel malt aromas. Sweet caramel malt and cola notes. Decent body and mouthfeel..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RuneStumo (2144) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
15.02.2014. 0,75. Bottle. RBNG-14. Golden dark colour with off-white head. Aroma is malty with dark malts and a goog strong body. Good bitterness with flavours of fruits and alcohol. good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle from Sprout’s: Upon pour, a gigantic formation of thick foamy head blew up while a dark brownish mahogany color liquid graced my Trappist glass. Aroma is mild with only minor traces of Belgian yeast and sweet syrupy malts, other than that the smell is very tame. However, the drink makes up for the lack of aroma by delivering a heavy dosage of sweet malts balanced out with a touch of spicy yeast. Alcohol is hidden like a needle in a hay stack while the palate in this quadrupel is probably one of the smoothest I have drank. I really wish I had more to say but I don’t.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
750ml bottle from Winooki. Deep.dark.amber with small.head. Nose great spicy notes and candied sugar. Lots of spices light chocolate. Raisins as well. Taste spicy with some mineral notes. Red fruits some caramel and candy sugar. Nice caramel. Taste some alcohol rather spicy. Light licorice and molasses. Finish is pretty warm both because of alcohol and spices. Really complex and rich Quadrupel. A pretty interesting take on the style. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2071) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
750 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a dark brown color with amber highlights and a big khaki head that has fair retention. The aroma is rich with complex dark fruits; I get raisins, dates, plums, molasses and cola. The taste is similar to the nose, find the cola-like flavors to be very forward, with mixed fruits filling in the sides and back. Cloves are barely noticeable but for the numbing effect they have on my tongue. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and a bit dry with some lingering sweet fruits. Overall: OK, I know that I’m homering this, but wow is it good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle poured a dark ruby brown color with a cap of thick tan head. Aroma has dark fruit, rich malt, Belgian yeast, and some candi sugary. Mouth feel is medium with lower side carbonation. Flavor has super rich malts, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, and brown sugar sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Dark cider/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, & some clove; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel/toffee, rich dark fruit (notably plums & figs), raisons, and some chocolate; Smooth warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Wow - great stuff.

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