Review – AleSmith Decadence 2007 Imperial Porter
Possibly one of the best breweries in the world have a wonderful flagship line up of big, yet balanced brews released all year around. A few times a year, Alesmith releases wonders like Yulesmith, Decadence, and some brewery exclusive Barrel Aged beers.
Although they are hard to find outside of California, I have been seeing a larger presence of Alesmith’s champagne bottles of primo ale more and more. In 2007, Alesmith celebrated their anniversary with Alesmith Decadence 2007 Imperial Porter. While you may be scratching your head as to why a brew celebrating 2007 has just been released and reviewed, it is because they brew it in 2007, and let it age to drinkable perfection before offering it. It was worth the wait.
Alesmith Decadence Anniversary Ale Imperial Porter 2007 – 750ml bottle foiled and capped. 10% abv.
Dark brown, close to black, with hues of red towards the bottom of my glass. The head was fluffy but tight nit.
Dark chocolate and grinded dark roast coffee beans. Hints of currant and raisins.
Black coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and red grapes. Huge coffee aftertaste.
Coffee sticks to your mouth. Very smooth and a tad creamy.
A sipper for sure. Very complex, very large, and the 750ml’s needs to be shared with a friend who can enjoy such a complex beer. Try it cold, then try it warmed up. Would make a great gift to someone, and would turn a beer hater into a beer lover.