AleSmith Decadence 2006 (Imperial Evil Dead Red Ale)

AleSmith Decadence 2006 (Imperial Evil Dead Red Ale)

Rated 3.919 by BeerPals
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Brewed by AleSmith Brewing Company

San Diego, CA, United States

Style:  Strong Ale

9.9% Alcohol by Volume

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Alesmith's Decadence Anniversary Ale was originally brewed in 2005 to celebrate our first decade in business. The brewers at Alesmith had such a great time concocting Decadence that they decided to make it an annual event, and brew a new style each year to commemorate our Anniversary. The second release in the Decadence series, Dead by Dawn, was inspired by our own seasonal specialty ale, Evil Dead Red. What if we made it bigger, bolder and even more evil? The result is Decadence 2006 Dead by Dawn, a devilicious auburn-colored ale with a complex sweet caramel maltiness balanced by the just the right amount of hop bitterness. Dead by Dawn showcases an enticing hop flavor and intense hop aroma that rounds out this rich, full-bodied ale. Join our Anniversary Celebration with Decadence. You'll soon discover why Alesmith is known around the world as the place to find Legendary Craftsmanship.

ID: 27602 Last updated 14 years ago Added to database 14 years ago

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Overall Rank247
Overall Percentile99.5
Style Rank12 of 731
Style Percentile98.4
Lowest Score3.7
Highest Score4.5
Average Score4.131
Weighted Score3.919
Standard Deviation0.304

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  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    brought up by Alex, thank you sir .. . Pours a deep tawny tan .. medium foam, little sticky lacing .. . light citrus, thin molasses, fruit, and caramel .. . age has calmed this down quite a bit .. . good drink .. . . I'll be playing with your mama tonight. ...62.....

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 4.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Nothing I can comment on hasn’t already been stated before, probably more eloquent that I can too. Just a world class beer. Shared it with my brother, and buddies Gary and Mike D. Chock full of flavors and aromas and it was just an explosion of goodness.

    The beer pours out a cloudy, chestnut brown color with a thin 1/2" white head. Aroma has a near perfect blend of french toast, caramel, earth/wet dirt, dark fruit, light chocolate and old leather. The flavors really mirrored the aroma blow for blow. French toast (with the maple syrup), dark fruits, caramel chews, toffee, lightly floral, wet paper with a nice spiced finish. Just incredible to enjoy, and thankful I kept it this long for a milestone review.

  • SASSY 154 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    "JohnC, thank you. I choose you, Pikachu! Cloudy dark reddish-brown with an off-white head (no, Clash, I can’t pour...and stop trying to blow into my ear; it’s freaking me out). One day, you’ll find someone. Back to the beer. Alcohol is strong; the 10% ABV kinda bit me. Dark fruits were really prominent as this brew warmed. Some bubble gum. Very nice!"

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 4.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    A murky dark brown appearance with a large head this may be due to the horrible pouring technique of Sassy. Or the mason jar it’s in. The aroma is brown sugar, alcohol, raisins, and nutmeg. The flavor contains a bit of alcohol, molasses, raisins, and brown sugar, how come you taste so good. The aftertaste is somewhat sweet and warming. Thanks JohnC for the hookup. on dis and Sassy for her immense generosity.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a deep red/burgundy color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet malt is reminiscent of a barley wine with some citrusy hops also noticeable. Taste is a mix between some barley wine type sweet malt with some bitter and citrusy hops also noticeable. Medium body with some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Overall, while this is not a bad beer I thought it was slightly one-dimensional and IMO over-rated.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 4.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Big thanks to omhper to give me the opportunity to sample my very first beer from Alesmith! This beauty pours out in a slightly hazy reddish brown colour with rich firm lasting beige foam. Big but very well-composed aroma of figs, caramel, toffee, pine-needles, cherries, dates, mild floral hops with a fresh whiff of citric fruit. Full, compact and elegant flavour without being overly bold of dried fruit, caramel, sweet licorice, floral hop, over-riped cherries and mild dose of alcohol. Chewy candy like body. Long caramely finish dates, caramel, black cherries, flowery hops and milky chocolate. Incredible. I’m off to San Diego tomorrow! (In my dreams....)

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottled. Deep amber colour, mediumsized creamy head. Aroma is fruits, some yeast, caramel malts, spices and raisins. Some mild roasted notes also. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, some breadyness, fruity and flowery notes along with raisins and mild notes of alcohol.

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 4.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours with a red-brown body topped by a medium thick head with lots of lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a nice caramel and cookie note as well as nice fruity esters and a hint of hops. Full bodied, smooth and a touch warming.

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 4.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    Poured a copper color with good head and good lacing. Aroma was roasted malts citrus hops, nuttness to it as well. Flavor was nice blend of roasted malts something else sweet to it citrus to it as well but not over hopped. Good beer for sure.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    This is a rich little sipping beer. There’s a syrupy quality, caramel and brown sugar dominate the malt profile. There’s a bit of hopping, although it becomes an indistinct bitterness in the back with all of the sweet malt flavors. There is also a noticeable heat in the finish.

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