AleSmith Decadence 2008 Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
4.43/5 rDev +13.9%
Shared by GT. Thanks man!
The beer is cola brown with a small tan head. The aroma brings a potent dose of oak, funk, malt, toffee, booze, vanilla. The flavor offers toast with vanilla, bourbon, oak. Complex and wonderful. Present sourness throughout. Amazingly, this works quite well. I am really surprised how well the sour character and robust barleywine components mesh together. Medium bodied with moderately low carbonation. Light warming alcohol in the finish. Overall, this was thoroughly enjoyable. I could sip on this all night.
11-25-2012 16:11:14 | More by Huhzubendah
4.08/5 rDev +4.9%
Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting courtesy of mrbubbler himself.
Pours a slightly murky dark brown with a tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of bourbon, wood, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Taste is the same with a slightly sour edge to it. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good barrel aged beer but the sour aspect in the flavor is somewhat interesting.
04-09-2012 03:36:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
District of Columbia
3.98/5 rDev +2.3%
Bottle #42/433. Tulip glass.
A: Pours dark amber with reddish tint, smattering of largish tan bubbles. No lacing, so so retention
S: Mix of lush caramel, oak, hint of bourbon, chocolate, gorgeous cherry, and red wine/fruit. Awesome and well balanced. As it warms, a little sharp solventy aroma develops, and it kind of flattens out to a single note. It was a perfect 5 until this.
T: Lots of tart red cherry, some oak chars and chocolate. Tartness is pretty prominent, but not completely overpowering. Bone dry.
M: Light carbonation and medium-full body.
O: Smells phenomenal at first, less so as it warms, and tastes pretty good. similar issue as 2006 BA Decadence, but the tartness isn't a deal breaker as it was there (which was dominated by the single note of tartness). I'll bet this would be great without the infection.
03-06-2012 04:15:10 | More by pmarlowe
AleSmith Decadence 2008 Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.