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Numb Comfort - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 10
Gots: 20 | 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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Reviews by Labeorphile:
Photo of Labeorphile
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of cosmicevan
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of En29356
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 1 pint 9.4 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Points for the appearance definitely. Creamy, chewy oatmeal-colored head a few fingers thick and more than reluctant to recede. A wall of lace shoots up all sides of the glass. Mid- to dark-brown body with plentiful carbonation. The body is mostly opaque but some lighter hues show at the outskirts. 4.75

Sweet jaysus. No for real, sweet, sweet liquid this is. Caramel in a glass is my first thought. Vanilla and oak round out the flavors although otherwise there's only vague whisky here...although I do detect some spice with a few more whiffs. 4.25

Okay. There's the whiskey, much more present on the palate. But it's neither overpowering nor overbearing. I am loving the finish on this, essentially a sweet cinnamon roll. Damn tasty. Vanilla, caramel and oak and spicy rye make appearances as well. 4.25

Medium-bodied liquid with a a bit of a bigger spirit feel at times, not quite hot, nor solvent, but thinner. There's a good combination of smoothness and spice that drinks fairly easily. It's filling, so you won't just gulp it down, but it's devilishly creamy. 4

It's pretty much dessert in a glass. No joke, you'll think you've bitten into a cinnamon roll on a few occasions. If you like a nuanced malt beast, this should please you. 4.25

Photo of Tuckersmth
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Dwtucker90
4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Dancing Bear Pub. Enjoyed out of a Numb Comfort snifter.

Look: beautiful dark cherry/mahogany color. Small white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: lots of malt and ripe fruit, caramel. Typical Barleywine profile with some light alcohol sweetness.

Taste: very similar to the smell. Very balanced with lots of malt and some hop taste on the back end and in the middle. Just delicious.

Mouthfeel: nice and bubbly. Plenty of carbonation but also a smooth sticky finish.

Overall: an excellent Barleywine from one of my favorite breweries. Not sure I picked up much of the barrel aged notes but still delicious nonetheless. Will definitely have another.

Photo of dumptruck81
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ChristianT
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Sazz9
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of gtermi
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Photo of mcdsports
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Sudsday
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a small sampler glass. Deep amber color with a thin off-white head.

Sweet black cherries and figs with some ethanol aromas.

I get an intensely sweet malt and saccharine syrup. The same cherry and fig flavors are here, as well as a slight floral hops bitterness.

Full bodied, with long-lasting sticky mouthfeel. Would do again.

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Numb Comfort from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.