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AleSmith Decadence 2010 English Style Old Ale Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Decadence 2010 English Style Old Ale Barrel AgedAleSmith Decadence 2010 English Style Old Ale Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
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world-class

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 73
Gots: 24 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  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 08-19-2012)
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

03-04-2013 03:41:38 | More by aasher
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pokgye

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

04-10-2013 18:26:40 | More by pokgye
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

08-20-2012 18:07:47 | More by t0rin0
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

11-22-2013 14:34:23 | More by XmnwildX12
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skunk242

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-11-2013 03:35:54 | More by skunk242
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-08-2013 04:46:38 | More by jegross2
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

04-20-2014 14:58:38 | More by SocalKicks
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

11-03-2012 17:26:44 | More by funkel81
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-11-2013 02:06:26 | More by egrace84
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep red. Small off white head, but not enough to really retain it.

Smell - Nice barrel. Good oak and vanilla. Not as nice as the 2008 BA Decadence barrel notes. Brown sugar and less oxidation than the regular 2010 Decadence.

Taste - Sweet malts, nice vanilla flavor followed by bourbon. Dries out a little, despite an abundance of brown sugar flavor. Lacks a little of the malt depth that the non-BA version had. Still a touch bitter.

Mouthfeel - Astringent. Nice brown sugar sweetness. Boozy but not inordinately so.

Overall - I don't know that this is significantly better than the regular version, but it's very nice. The barrel adds enough and detracts just about the same amount from the base flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 18:16:01 | More by Alieniloquium
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, bourbon, and wood. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick and a woody finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great smell and some tasty flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 08:40:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Someone shared this at the Voodoo Barrel Room release, March 2013, but due to my sleep-deprived state at the time, I can't recollect who it was. Regardless, thanks for the share.

Rusty brown color, with a small layer of bubbles on top; minimal retention and lacing. Aroma of dark sugars, dark fruits, vanilla, slight barrel presence. More of this in the taste, rich caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, rum raisin, roasted marshmallow. Tasty. Smooth mouthfeel, about medium in body, perhaps "thinner" than you'd expect from a big beer, low carbonation, and a bit of expected alcohol warmth. Quite good overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 21:43:25 | More by Rifugium
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- pours a dark copper with a half finger tan head. minimal lacing

S- Sweet toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits/fig

T- Sweet caramel and toffee, brown sugar and dark fruits.

M- Full body and medium carbonation. Syrupy with a dry finish.

O- Nice BA Old ale, but not in the same league as Fruet or even ba4d. Slight oxidation.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 16:54:54 | More by kawilliams81
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

huge thanks to kawilliams81 for sharing this beer with me its been a long time want!

poured into tulip glass.

reviewed from notes.

Appearance: light brown bodied beer with dark crimson red hue. Really small cap that drops down to nothing.

Smell: Malty sweet and really boozey. Huge dark fruit notes with spicy booze. Sugar cookie dough, caramel, and brown sugar.

Taste: its a barrel forward old ale. big bourbon notes and oak. Dark fruits, cherries, butterscotch, and caramel. Finishes with more oak, leather, and a hint of black licorice.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation. Has a warming and spicy boozey feel. The oak feels sort of dry in this beer. Surprisingly, the beer has a touch of watery or thin mouthfeel.

Overall: This was a good BA old ale, but was a little dissapointed with it. I might have set my expectations too high for this beer; I was very impressed with BASS earlier in the year. I think that it will benefit from a few years sitting in the cellar to mellow the beer out. I would like to revisit it then!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 23:31:26 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

04-29-2014 18:56:20 | More by warnerry
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mozim

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-28-2013 04:19:55 | More by mozim
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-02-2012 05:46:26 | More by GRG1313
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-01-2013 15:30:44 | More by claspada
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bird22

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

06-28-2013 01:46:23 | More by bird22
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-14-2013 13:38:00 | More by BarrytheBear
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-10-2013 00:50:31 | More by Duff27
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JMBSH

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2013 04:48:07 | More by JMBSH
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2013 14:34:38 | More by Sean9689
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-09-2012 01:42:25 | More by mothman
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-08-2013 11:52:49 | More by xnicknj
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AleSmith Decadence 2010 English Style Old Ale Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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