Dogbrick (17665) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2020 Quarantine Beer #090 sampled at home on 04/28/2020, as Decadence 2012. Dark amber pour with mahogany around the edges and a medium beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast, malt and caramel. Full-bodied with flavors of Belgian yeast, caramel malt, earthy hop and a bit of chocolate. The finish is dark fruits and yeast. Good beer all around. deyholla (17570) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2020 Bottle thanks to Kyle! Pours a clear deep amber brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark fruits and dates with some Belgian yeast and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has dark grains and a nice raisin note with a bit of Belgian yeast and dark fruits supporting. alobar (4928) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2017
2012 bottle. Dark brown pour with aroma of fig, raisin, and plum. Dark fruit flavors dominate with some bread and spice. Excellent beer. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 2, 2017
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a dark brown color with no head. The aroma is very fruity with raisin, fig and plum. The flavor is thick and bready with light spicy yeast notes, intense raisin, plum and fig. Some fruit cake. The alcohol is pretty well hidden, but the body is very heavy. Good for the style. beer_queue (145) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Decadence 2012 version, 750ml bottle. Sampled: 8/19/16
Appearance: Dark translucent brown, thin beige head, and surprisingly no sediment.
Aroma: Dark fruits & spice (reminiscent of Cognac), unmistakably Belgian yeast, slightly earthy & herby.
Taste: Arrives with a blend of herbs, spice, & licorice. The middle reminds you that it’s a Belgian ale by bringing out a lot of earthy yeast with some cinnamon. Finishes with some dark chocolates, salted caramel, raisins, & dates; the dark fruits lasts a long time to create a lingering sherry wine note. Overall, it’s very close to what Olde Ale was.
Palate: Medium body, smooth, and slick; no carb; and quite hot with booze (I mean, it’s 12%).
Overal: Simply put, it’s a delicious quad that rivals any famous, legendary Belgian quad. The flavors, balance, & complexity are all there! The only thing missing is the yeast sediment of bottle-conditioning; that would’ve made it a proper beer to cellar away.
kaser (6484) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2016
See thru almost black color. Draft pour at Jerrys. Fig, raisin, Carmel, grape, and vanilla. Good shit. Very complex skortila (6537) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle @ Welcome back old spice tasting. Small sample. The aroma has raisins, some porto tones, bit dust, bit chalk. Clear, dark red-brown coloured beer with a big off-white head, gusher. The taste is sweet, has caramel and raisins, is somewhat dusty. Bit alcoholic. Medium bodied. jmgreenuk (14699) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle at the December 2015 tasting, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is rich sweet malt, alcohol. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich woody resin, liqourice alcohol, red berry fruit palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. kermis (18397) - Amsterdam-ish, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle shared at the return of Old Spice tasting. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, overripe dark fruit, toffee, malt and brown sugar. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with alcohol warmth and soft carbonation. deanso (13651) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2015
75cl bottle shared at welcome back Old Spice tasting.
No head. Clear burgundy pour. A bit sweet. Very good.