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Numb Comfort - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dwtucker90 on 05-02-2013)
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Photo of cpetrone84
3/5  rDev -28.2%

Pour is hazed dark copper with a lot of tan head and some foamy bubbles on top. Nose has a fair bit of caramel malt, faintly toasted grains, some sticky toffee, and a strong herbal hop presence. Very chewy body, soft palate and almost flat. Flavors are huge malt, chocolate and caramel malts with a touch of toasted grain. Hops are still quite strong, herbal and moderately bitter in the finish. A fair bit acidic and the lack of carb being down the back end.

cpetrone84, Friday at 12:50 AM
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -4.3%

spycow, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of gfg0020
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

gfg0020, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Mantooth, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Yeti1979
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Yeti1979, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of deadliest
3.24/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

deadliest, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of cosmicevan
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed from oversized wine glass.

a - brew pours a deep purple with a creamy foamy white cap that leaves oodles of lace on the glass.

s - nose is a really nice caramel malt, perfect balance...great toastiness.

t/m/o - what can I say? This beer is delicious. Caramel dominant toffee flavor. I know they say American barleywine but this is not a hop bomb, actually quite like a English barley. Worth checking out and even hunting for. This is a great barleywine. Apparently a portion of this is aged in rye whiskey...perhaps that is what gives it that magical creamy caramel. Not boozy at all, kinda surprised to see that it is a barrel aged since it is not a dominant flavor like in most BA barleys. No vintage listed on the bottle. Really nice beer, very much enjoyed this one. Smooth, silky, caramel happiness.

cosmicevan, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of wasabi1787
4.76/5  rDev +13.9%

wasabi1787, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of gtermi
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

This is one of the best beers that Deep Ellum has ever made. The beer has a delicious bourbon flavor with a sweet malt.

gtermi, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of sjrodriguez
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

sjrodriguez, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of ChristianT
4/5  rDev -4.3%

ChristianT, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Zack_B
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Zack_B, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Getalegup
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

Getalegup, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Beaucoupdebiere
3.48/5  rDev -16.7%

Beaucoupdebiere, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Keely_Kennedy
1.32/5  rDev -68.4%

Keely_Kennedy, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Justinsosmart, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Macky20
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Macky20, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of holmesmi
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

holmesmi, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of dumptruck81
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

dumptruck81, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

diamond_mind, Jul 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Grantotx, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Labeorphile
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Deep ruby red with a one finger off white head leaving plenty of lace.

Lots of dark fruit in the nose. Plenty of barrel with vanilla and whiskey make this one smell really good. I don't notice the resiny hop aroma that many mention, but I may not be fully tuned to it.

Front of the taste is great. Smooth, the bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit mix really well and sweet. Very good. However, on the back, the alcohol and hoppiness was distracting. Maybe aging this one would file off the rough edges a bit.

The mouthfeel was good. Fizzy, yet thick, as it should be.

Overall a really good tasting beer, just wasn't keen on the bite toward the finish. Going to try and get another one and age it.

Labeorphile, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

jeffaroo95, Jul 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

garthorr, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

csfcmitchell, Jul 14, 2014
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Numb Comfort from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.