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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We originally brewed this Wheat Wine Ale in 2014 as part of our annual Decadence series to celebrate our nineteenth anniversary. One lucky portion of the ale was set aside to be aged in bourbon barrels for this year’s release. After a lengthy period of hibernation, the beer’s profile has become magnified by the barrel’s rich oaky character. Now, notes of vanilla and bourbon have combined with the Wheat Wine’s honey and ripe fruit flavors to make this limited release a truly memorable experience. Enjoy now or continue to age in a cool, dark place.

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3.5
Homer321 (5170) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2017
Bottle to snifter. Light smoke aroma up front. Light pepper and phenols as it warms. Some cinnamon andcred hot. Interesting. Light cherry. Opaque reddish brown. Small head. Taste follows with a bourbon and rye whiskey flavor in the finish. More booze than beer. Decent.

3.7
orbit (176) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2017
Very nice and smooth Barley wine ale, best barley wine I’ve tasted so far, not the thick sweet stuff you usually get, but much more like regular beer and drinkable. Simple herbs and ingredients, but definitely the smoothness is what counts here.

3.9
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2017
Cask @ the brewery. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody spicy vanilla caramel and toffee aroma. Fruity malty woody bourbon vanilla caramel and toffee flavor. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon vanilla caramel toffee finish.

4.3
AdamChandler (5150) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Burnt reddish brown. Looks like prune juice. Smells great Like a toffee fudge, prune, raisin, fig and bourbon bomb. lovely aroma. Alesmith’s barrel aged beers almost never disappoint. Nice flavor, a bit oxidized. It’s possible I held it so long. Wow ther’s this like serious cotton candy flavor with vanilla, clove, pepper, brown sugar, maple syrup, mollasses. IT”s loaded with a ton of fruits and a terrific mouthfeel. It’s velvety, dense, sweet. soft carbonation, sweet potato and brown sugar finish. lovely shit.

4
mcberko (18583) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2017
On tap at AleSmith, pours a hazy dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is loaded with bourbon notes, followed by candied sugar, toffee and light fruits. Flavour is quite boozy, with lots of vanilla, bourbon and booze. Body is rather light, but that’s to be expected from a wheat wine. Complex, boozy but light on the palate. Definitely an improvement on the original. Lovely.

4.2
djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2017
On tap at the Anvil and Stave. Pours a cloudy copper with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is vanilla, wood, chocolate, toffee. Medium body, caramel, vanilla, wood, nice boozy finish, very nice.

4.2
slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Nice version of decadence. Dark orange. Flavor and aroma as advertised - bourbon and vanilla atop a light citrus and honey character. Barrel heavy but the base still shines through a little.

3.7
blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Rich caramel and sweet malts, mild bourbon -- quite well integrated -- light vanilla, and a smooth clean finish. Pretty good.

5
Karol (942) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2016
Tapped at the epic Alesmith barrel aged beer tasting room. Super hazy brown color. Off white head. Epic fruity aroma. Jarred pears, jarred strawberries, warming alcohol. Taste is sweet chocolate fruits, sweet caramel, licorice, rum. Dry grapes rum finish. Epic beer!

4
Iphonephan (7199) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2016
On draft at the brewerry. Pours a cloudy mahogany with an ecru head. Aroma of raisins and bourbon. Flavors of prunes, raisins, oak and vanilla.


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