AleSmith Barrel Aged Decadence 2010

AleSmith Barrel Aged Decadence 2010 LabelFrom AleSmith – The 2010 Decadence Old Ale is one of Alesmith’s most award winning beers, having recently taken medals at both the 2011 Great American Beer Festival and the 2012 World Beer Cup.  This highly acclaimed Old Ale was then aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels to add layers of complexity to it’s rich, malty profile.  AleSmith Decadence Anniversary Ales are only brewed once, making the barrel-aged versions extremely rare.

AleSmith Brewing – AleSmith Barrel Aged Decadence 2010 – 750 ml. bottle poured into a gobet. 11% abv.

Appearance:  Pours a tea brown with a tan bubbly ring.

Aroma:  Maple syrup, wood, dried dark fruit, powdered sugar and a bourbon tickle at the end.

Taste:  Woody bourbon, brown sugar, spicy hops, burnt sugar. Finishes with long spicy bourbon.

Mouthfeel:  Full bodied. Warm. Slightly astringent.

Overall: Delicious, amazing, rich.  Pretty sure this will get better over the next 5 years, but is perfectly fine to drink now.

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