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AleSmith Decadence 2008 Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 71
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 24.68%
Wants: 40
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 06-15-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Bottle 195/433

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.

Huhzubendah, Nov 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

ejimhof, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Twal, Oct 31, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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dmsohyea, Jun 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

ZX6Chris, Mar 21, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

pmarlowe, Mar 06, 2012
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AleSmith Decadence 2008 Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.