Alesmith Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.36/5 rDev +5.8%
750mL into a chalice. Pours a deep reddish mahogany w/ a 2-finger khaki head that settles to a thin film. Moderate carbonation.
Aroma is big sweet dark fruits, caramel, molasses, toffee, spices.
Taste is sweet and fruity. Toffee, vanilla, prunes and raisins, dark brown sugar. 12% ABV expertly hidden. Nice lingering spicy heat in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is silky smooth, medium bodied, a little sticky with a semi-dry finish.
Overall an outstanding quad that hits all the right notes. Well done AleSmith.
08-18-2013 03:28:36 | More by draheim
4.19/5 rDev +1.7%
750 ml Poured into Ommegang Stemmed glass
A: Very clear mahogany amber red with a nice tan head made from small to creamy bubbles that lingers with little to no lacing.
S: Dark fruits but mostly brown sugars and slight molasses character.
T: Figs, light chocolate, big dark fruitiness and almost no alcohol character.
M: High carbonation, warm from the high abv but incredibly smooth and dangerously drinkable.
O: A tasty drinkable quad that packs a punch but not as dark and fruity as I was expecting. A great beer, definitely worth the price.
08-10-2013 03:49:05 | More by MarioM
3.08/5 rDev -25.2%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep red/amber. Small off white head. Thin collar with no wisps.
Smell - Fruity. Dark fruits. Caramel. A little buttery.
Taste - Dark fruits. Still a little buttery. Yeasty. Sweet.
Mouthfeel - Medium body with some booze. Low carbonation.
Overall - Disappointing. I usually like this series.
08-06-2013 01:46:19 | More by Alieniloquium
4.45/5 rDev +8%
750ml into a tulip. Pours a copper black mahogany, dense frothy light mocha color head recedes slowly leaving much webs that remain the distance.
as if cavern formations
Aroma is deep traditional quad with extra caramel, nearly a caramel bomb to its betterment.
rich & delicious
The flavor too is a caramel explosion, dark fruits covered in a caramel chocolate toffee nugget. Nearly zero bitter. Aftertaste till tomorrow. A full medium bodied slightly cloying, to its betterment, oily mouthfeel.
arguably the best american belgian quad
07-05-2013 01:25:13 | More by impending
4.13/5 rDev +0.2%
Got this about 1-2 months ago from Nugganooch and finally cracking it open; thanks Dane! 750ML bottle poured into my Chimay chalice.
a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with a reddish tint, two inches of light tan head and light to moderate carbonation evident. Light lacing on the glass.
s - Smells of raisins, cherries, dark fruits, toasted malts, sugar, yeast, plums, light bananas, bready malts, and light caramel malts. Really nice nose with lots of cherries and dark fruits; sweet, but not overly sweet.
t - Tastes of raisins, dark fruits, toasted malts, sugar, molasses, yeast, bready malts, spice, and light bananas. Not as much cherry and caramel. Still quite good though I like the nose a little bit better.
m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy, and quite easy to drink. Does not taste like 12% ABV at all...very dangerous.
o - Overall I thought this was a great quad. Nose and mouthfeel are awesome; lots of sweet dark fruits and very easy to drink. No problem taking down a 750ML bottle by myself, would definitely buy it again.
06-21-2013 23:13:32 | More by mdfb79
3.99/5 rDev -3.2%
750ml bottle served in a tulip. Pours a deep mahogany with a translucent clarity and a dense, 2.5 inch, tan-colored head that sizzles and pops as it gradually collapses. Head dissipates into a band around the shoulders and thick swaths of lacing coat the walls of the glass as the brew recedes. Nose expresses vinous notes and a suggestion of candied fruit, as well as a trace of something herbal and a hint of malt; however, it's all very faint. Taste is much bolder, revealing milk chocolate, more vinous notes, some ethanol and a faint yeast presence. Mouthfeel is medium-light with an even carbonation and a silky/oily texture. There's also some residual heat at the finish that lingers at the back of the throat. Overall, this is a very good Quad. The pricepoint is a little high considering the value of St. Bernardus, but there is a great deal of character here. Well worth your time if you have the opportunity to try this beer, but I'm not sure I would recommend this beer for extended cellaring.
06-11-2013 23:49:52 | More by Jwale73
Alesmith Decadence 2012 Belgian-Style Quadruple Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
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