RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Originally brewed in 2005 as the first in our annual Decadence series, AleSmith Olde Ale follows the tradition of classic British-style Old Ales. This rich, malt-forward ale showcases soft notes of currants and dried fruit along with complex dark sugars, all of which are balanced by a subtle bitterness derived from the addition of traditional English hops. AleSmith Olde Ale is ready to be enjoyed now or it can be aged upwards of twenty years to further enhance its amazing depth of flavor. A hearty ale designed to please Bacchus himself!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2006
For my first rating after a long hiatus, I wanted something a little out of the ordinary, so I opted for a bottle of Alesmith Decadence that I have had aging for over a year. Poured it into my snifter with no head at all, a deep mahogany/ruby coloring, and very clear when held up to the light. The aroma was sweet, vinuous, resiny, with just a hint of alcohol. Initial sip was sweet, with mildly spicey afternotes and just a hint of alcohol burn. Not at all grainy or overbearing, and just enough hop presence to keep it from being cloyingly sweet. Overall a very pleasant drink for a chilly spring evening, preferrably shared with good company since it is rather potent and comes in a 750ml champagne bottle sizing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (916) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Bottle of 2010 Decadence. Pours a deep dark brown with a small off-white head that fades. Very sweet aroma, dates, figs, brown sugar, caramel, currants. Taste is rich and sweet, dates, currants, brown sugar, a hint of hobby bitterness and sharp booze on the finish. Lingering sweet booziness. Excellent and ages wonderfully.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1144) - POLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Piana obfita, kremowa i drobna, barwa rubinowa, klarowna. Aromat nie jest bardzo intensywny, ale przyjemny, głwnie słodkie ciasteczka, karmel, rodzynki, cukier kandyzowany, w tle niewielka ziołowość. W smaku dość słodkie - rodzynki, winogron, karmel, toffi, może mid... Zaskakuje niesamowicie gładka, aksamitna i oleista faktura, trunek wręcz pieści podniebienie... Niska, ziołowa goryczka, niskie wysycenie, pełne, wręcz tłuste w odbiorze, ładnie ukryty alkohol...
Bardzo brytyjska, klasyczna wersja Old Ale, dość nieskomplikowana, aczkolwiek wielkie brawa za fakturę piwa, za odczucie w ustach po każdym kolejnym łyku.
Piwo ok płtora roku spędziło na leżaku.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2300) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2016
bottle shared that poured a cola colored brown with no real head. nice sweet malty nose with some dried fruits and alcohol. flavor was truly olde ale style. really nice malt forward holding the dried dark fruits in the middle and finishing with that mild alcohol burn on the end. very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7757) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2016
750 ml bottle. 2015 vintage. Thanks veliemboys! Pours a dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of strong sweet bread, some dried fruits and caramel. Flavour of heavy sweet bready malts, grassy bitterness, dried fruits, caramel and astrigent. Full bodied. Alcohol burns. Not my favourite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9649) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2016
75 cl bottle. 2015 vintage.
Pours clear dark red color with a small head. Aroma is quite resinous and piney, caramel malts and some grassy hops. Flavor is resinous hoppy, malty, caramel sweetness, honey, some oak notes, strong carbonation, molasses. Good but I was expecting more smoothness and maybe more layers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6709) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours reddish brown with a smooth head. Aroma of ripe fruits, berries, earthy notes, caramel, toffee and hints of syrup. Taste is sweetish, caramely and malty with some berries, toffee, syrup and berries. Finish is caramely, earthy and sweetish with some malts, toffee, berries and hints of ripe fruits. Feels like a mix of a heavy amber ale and an English barley wine. Quite a heavy slow sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dysenteri (211) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2016
From bottleshare. Dark brown, beige head. Caramel, dark fruits, toffee, fudge. Sweet stuff. Smooth fullbodied, a bit of boozyness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArtificialCyst (744) - Szczecin, POLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle from Chmiel. Aroma: Toffee, strong wine, light alcohol, dried fruit, caramel. Appearance: Dark amber colour, low head. Taste: Really soft malts, caramel, toffee, dried fruit, light boozy alcohol, light spicy hopiness. Palate: Sweet finish, high body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sjohnh (832) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Deep brown with small off-white head. Port, plums, toffee, honey, chewy malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (764) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2016
Flaska frn Galatea, privatimport. Provning med Nerikes lsllskap, tema amerikanska tungviktare, del II. Flaska frn mars 2014. Elegant och varm rd/kopparfrgad med krmigt beiget skum. St doft med mycket vermogen frukt, men ven lite syrliga toner frn grnt ppelskal. Brunt socker, kola, lite inlagda br. Stor, lite oljig kropp. Stt, tungt, lite ltt boozigt, malttungt, lite ltt rostade toner som bryter av, vermogen frukt, tung toffee.

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