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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel Aged Decadence 2011 is our Maple Smoked Barleywine (brewed to celebrate our 16th anniversary) matured in premium bourbon barrels. This will be our only release of this limited edition bottling. Well also tap a cask of Barrel Aged Decadence 2011 in the tasting room on Tuesday, February 26th.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
27th March 2015
Swan Song at Bruces. Thanks to Paul. Hazy deep amber beer, good pale tan head. Sweet malts and toffee on the nose. Dry palate, good fine carbonation. Bitterish caramel malts. Touch of wood. Spicy warming bourbon dominates. Dry finish. Bitter spicy bourbon linger. The basis of a good beer but it is a bit fierce and still needs more time.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (22032) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle courtesy of T0rin0 to GT2 and biggirlpanties,graciously shared at their wedding - thank you all! Rich, velvety, complex barleywine with notes of vanilla, brandy, prunes, maple, toast. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19188) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Bruce. Pours lightly hazy amber with a foamy tan head. The nose has some butterscotch, toasty bread, grains, brown sugar. Big sweet flavor with tasty ripe fruits, toffee, slight earthy bitterness, caramel, vanilla. Full bodied, lightly chewy with fine carbonation. Warming finish with gooey ripe fruits, more caramel, bread, fruitcake. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18735) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at An afternoon of Skulls, Scotsman and Speedway 141129. Clear deep amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, raisins, figs, banana notes, prunes, wheat notes, raisins, some toffee. Caramel flavor, raisins, banana, figs, prunes, vanilla, some toffee. Sweet and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17609) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle split at Bruces pad - for the last time, big thanks to Scopester, 27/03/15. Hazed chestnut brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is toffee fudge, spice, wooded notes, rich caramel, subtle BA booze notes. Taste comprises bourbon licks, toffee fudge, light chocolate, spice, caramel, wooded notes, dark fruit rinds. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Solid BA barley wine, bitterness tempers the sweet levels well. Xolid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Opaque mahogany pour with a miniscule white head. Huge bourbon and booze aromas. Nice vanilla, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Some chocolate oxidation notes, oak, caramel, and smoke. The flavor is very sweet and very barrel forward. Tons of bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Maple syrup, brown sugar, and caramel sweetness. Some chocolate, alcohol, and a smoke flavor that becomes more prevalent as the beer warms up.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15684) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle @ The Lost Tasting Of Abbey Beers, Odense 2013. Thanks to Sean 9689. Pours ruby amber with a small creamy head. Sweet malty nose. A bit of dark dried fruit, massive caramel and a bit of wood. Very vague wood, smoke, mild alcohol and some liquorice. Refined and balanced. Smooth and slick. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (15011) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Nose brings out light smoke, bourbon barrels, and a touch of maple. Flavour brings out nice smoky notes, with medium bourbon notes, and some alcohol heat, though I bet its mellowed out since bottling. Very well-designed - the barrel aging makes this even more complex. Excellent slow sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (13194) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle - sweet caramel and wood. Clear copper with. Small white head. Caramel, light barrel and bourbon notes and Woody finish. Nice and balanced, well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (13006) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bruce. It pours hazy deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, juicy, big vanilla, bourbon, toffee, maple, dried fruits, candied fruits and toasty brown sugar. The taste is sweet, punchy, bittersweet, earthy, toffee, booze, wood, bourbon, leather, toasty cake and vanilla with a dry, warming finish. Full body and fine carbonation. A bit boozy on the taste. Might need a bit more time to smooth out. Still very nice.


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