emacgee (4146) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Jason for sharing this at the Carolina gathering. Pours a bright red with a thin tan head. The nose is spicy, has some nutmeg, alcohol, sweet, cinammon, weird.The flavor is spicy, alcohol, very spicy, not terrible.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz originally purchased in 2005 at Cairo Liquors, D.C. My early sampling of this beer was, um, less than favorable. It was like sticky solvent, flavored nail polish remover, I don’t know what. But it has really started to emerge as a pleasant brew, I have to say. A nice full orange body, slightly cloudy at this point, but still with some liveliness and carbonation. Tons of spices in the nose, everything from spearmint to coriander and black pepper. There’s a balancing sweetness to the flavor, a good thing since there’s a ton of raw ginger in the taste too. Strange, unpredictable, but not at all unpleasant right now.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 Decadence. Cloudy, amber with little head. Caramel, honey, and spices (nutmeg, allspice) in the aroma.
Big spicey flavors of clove, cardamom with honey sweetness, peppery hops with a lot of other stuff going on.
Full sweet mouthfeel with a sweet honey finish with some spicey astringency. WOW.
Butters (3857) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark orange with minimal head. Cardamom is all over this aroma and flavor. Lots of pepper, and spices (nutmeg and allspice). Good for a winter warmer, but not that great for springtime.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can’t believe I found a bottle of this stuff just last week. It was sitting at the bottom of my local six pack shop’s cooler untouched for three years. The lady sold it to me for only $2 because it was so old. I only felt a little guilty when I was sharing it with my buddies last night..
poured a deep reddish brown with a little bit of tan head on top. the smells was very much like blackstrap molasses, spicy and sweet, mixed with alcohol. The flavor was much the same. Complex and warming. Alcohol was readily apparent. a slow sipper but very nice.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(USA) This liquid refreshment is courtesy of AFI96, Thanks Waylo!!! This Ale has a Hazy brown color with a sm-tan head. The aroma i get from this is of apple cider / and spices !!! But the real kick is the strong rum / alcohol taste. At 13 % this brew will put most of our so called beer drinkers to rest............... lol
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with some lacing. Aroma is very spicy & seasonally appropriate (sampled at Christmas beer-tasting party) sweet with strong notes of alcohol. Tastes of aniseed, pepper, hops, alcohol, nice and spicy! Good carbonation, slightly thin body. I really dig the spices in this beer, it has good balance to it, and a lovely warm finish. Thanks to Oakes for the taste!
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3/11/2008: Weyerbacher Decadence (1995-2005) has an attractive golden honey orange color. It is slightly hazy and has a moderate level of visible carbonation. The initial head is small, ivory in color, and quickly fades away. The aroma is quite pronounced and is loaded with sweet malts, honey, spice (cinnamon and nutmeg), sweet orange peel, dark ripe fruit (dates, figs, etc.), caramel, and a just a tinge of alcohol in back. The flavor is mostly sweet and malty like an English barleywine with a subtle amount of additional flavors toward the finish including hints of citrus peel, spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger). The alcohol is noticeable, but actually quite subdued for the whopping 13% that is reportedly contained in this beer. The alcohol is warming and balanced with the other flavors and overall barleywine characteristic of this beer. This beer has a medium-full body that is very smooth, yet slightly syrupy on the palate and a bit sticky on the lips. All in all this is an impressive spiced beer that exhibits wonderful balance and combination of flavors. It greatly surpasses my expectations and makes me wish I had more of it for another day! Wow, this is a big beer that could probably hold up for a decade or more in the bottle!
12 oz bottle () via trade in November 2006 with Sephiroth. Thanks Hans! Rating #219 for this beer...
unclemattie (4263) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Ale brewed with honey, spices, and Natural Spices. Big aroma. Floral, herbal, Lavender. Aroma reminds me of walking into a Bath and Body Works... but without the sinus infection. Spicy flavors of cinnamon. Burbs taste of pumpkin pie. Finishes dry. 10FEB08
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark orange body with a bunch of yeast floating in it. The aroma is very interesting If has kind of an orange aroma with a bit of spice but the malt also comes through. The flavor is quite interesting as well, with quite a bit of malt with kind of a syrupy feel. There is also quite a bit of spice and