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RATINGS: 636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Lacking nothing, at ten percent alcohol by volume and 95 International Bitterness Units, the Decadent truly represents all that is self indulgent when it comes to drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beermack (725) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bomber, 10 weeks old, in Dublin - pleasant surprise. Amber orange pour, little white head. Aroma is boozy orange, grapefruit and pine, caramel in there too. Taste gives good pine sap, nice pithy zesty orange and grapefruit bitterness. Bit of crunchy, slightly heavy caramel malt. But then pine takes over again. Sticky and boozy. But decent. I like this. But really boozy. Blood orange and some spices come in. I can understand some of the lower ratings here - I imagine in a couple of months time, this bottle will be a total boozy maltbomb. But fresh(ish) it’s really tasty. A beast, but one I was happy with. Irish Ratebeerians if you’re reading - go buy and drink this now, don’t bother waiting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7078) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
22 oz bottle waxed picked up in Asheville from backlog notes. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, some resiny hops, sweetness is bigger than I would expect but probably kept the alcohol down, bitterness was mild to moderate, decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (5009) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2014
650ml bottle. Cloudy, orangey, dark golden colour with late awakening, average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Minimally perfumed and soapy, fruity and bitter hoppy aroma, apricot, peach, almond, biscuit. Taste is moderately sweet malty, hints of sugar powder, biscuit, almond, biting hop bitterness. Not in the sense "decadent" and flamboyant like Jean Floressas Des Esseintes’ lifestyle, rather cloddish, inflated, heavy weight without refinement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (855) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 23, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with a white head. Taste sweet, citrus, pine. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (529) - HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2014
Az, hogy egy bővérű IPA-val van dolgunk, már a címkéjén szereplő információk, legfőképp az alkoholfok mértékének megjelölése is sejtetni véli, mély tónusú, méz színű teste, ujjnyi vastagnál tovább nemigen terjeszkedő habfedele pedig csak tovább erősíti a keményvonalas india pale ale-benyomást. Illata puding és almakompót, aszalt trópusi gyümölcsök és természetesen gyanta alkotta kompozíció, íze pedig egy közepesen élénk testben teljesedik ki, amint a szánk különböző szegleteiben hinti szét csípőskés, édes és krémes, karcosan keserű és alkoholosan bizsergető jegyeit. Előbb a nyelvünk tövén, majd szélein telepszenek meg az erejét sugalló tónusok, majd lenyelve csatlakoznak hozzájuk azok az árnyalatok, melyek kerekké teszik a képet, úgy, mint a likőrősen édes és keserű, alkoholban áztatott, majd kiszárított gyógynövények maradandó hangulata, az alkohol férfias karaktere. Tagadhatatlan, hogy egy nehézsúlyú amerikai fenegyerek ez is, de szépségeit valószínűleg minden komlófanatikus észlelni fogja.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
teromous (119) - - SEP 12, 2014
Appearance: Hazy darker shade of amber. White fluffy short head and good lacing. Aroma: I pick up the aroma of pine resin and a strong caramel sweet malt scent. Pretty average fair. Taste: Right up front I get a woody flavor, followed by the taste of caramel and a hint of alcohol. Back-bitterness is very earthy which really personifies the overall flavor of the beer. A lingering pine resin flavor in the mouth. Palate: Fairly full bodied for an Imperial IPA. Lots of bitterness. Good carbonation. Overall: It was decent but there wasn’t a great deal of hop presence in the aroma. The hop flavors were predominantly earthy, being a bit woody and pine-like. There was an alcohol presence that stood out a bit too much for a 10% ABV beer as well. I enjoyed drinking it which is important, but it’s not something I would look for in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7196) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Modus Hoperandi is a very good IPA, so hopes were high for this one, and it just didn’t really live up. Almost barleywine like in body and texture. A nice enough flavor and aroma, but maltier and less floral and fruity than I prefer in any ipa, double or otherwise. May be better super fresh. Dunno. Not bad, but well below average for a favorite style."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VulpesVulpes (5) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Dark orange color with little head and carbonation. Very strong caramel flavor that overwhelms the hop character in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
This was a grape bomb while still holding on to the taste profile of an Imperial IPA. There is a lovely viscosity to this beer as well. The website claims citrus notes that I do not get at all but the caramel malt is surely there. It tastes the full 10% of alcohol and it has the bitter punch to it but there is a serious amount of concord grape sweetness here that really adds an unusual layer to a beer style that can sometimes (let’s face it) get a little boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (495) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2014
From bottle. Pours clear orange yellow with a white head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Taste is sweet, lots of caramel, lots of citrus.

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