Cheers! And happy craft beer drinking from sunny San Diego, California. I’m looking forward to sharing craft beer experiences from my small part of the world. For my first post, I’d like to write about an Alesmith Decadence Anniversary Maple Smoked Barley Wine from 2011. Yes, this beer has been in my cellar since then. One could safely say I have a beer hoarding problem and less of an issue with beer drinking, but I digress. This 750 ml bottle of barley wine has a wonderfully warm, toasted malt flavor with substantial notes of maple and carmel. Very well balanced and velvety smooth mouth feel. Very little alcohol bite. I really enjoyed this beer. I look forward to sharing more beers with you all.