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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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A barrel aged version of our Decadence 12 Abbey style Quadrupple. We acquired a 56 year old Brandy Barrel from our most excellent friend Brian at Gallo. This oaken beast is the primo da primo of barrels. Cuvee has been aged for 1 year in the barrel. Winner of the First Place Gold Medal 2008 California State Fair commercial craft brew competition and Bronze medal at the 2007 Bistro Barrel Festival.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
orange body with no head.i pick up oranges,lemons,caramel.and oak in the aroma.the falvor is a nice mix of caramel malts,citrus,and oak.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3882) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Draft at the Bistro’s West Coast BA Fest, 11/10/07; My favorite of the festival along with the Moylans Wet Hopsickle; Nose of oak, maple, toffee, and light brandy; clear gold with a small off-white head; flavor has slight sweetness, brandy, light nectariney fruit, citrus, and caramel! Extremely excellent!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Tasted on tap at the 2007 Bistro West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Festival. This Belgian quad pours a medium amber color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is bourbon, malts, touch of cherries, and some oak. Medium to full-bodied quad. The malts are fruity and caramel. Some tartness form cherries and pomegranates (?) balance the bourbon barrel flavors. Nice sweetness and fruitiness with the bourbon barrel flavors. I can still taste the Decadence 12 in this beer, but it has metamorphed into this incredible beer. NICE. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.


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