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Numb Comfort - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 131
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 4.91%
Wants: 18
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Dwtucker90 on 05-02-2013

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 131
Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
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4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep ruby red with a thick beige topping. Plenty of lace behind.

Dark fruity raisin aroma, caramel, some piney resin hop. The full barrel comes through with vanilla, wood and whiskey which I was wondering about since it isn't 100% barrel aged.

Lots of dark fruit malt flavor that is pretty raisiny. Large amount of sweet caramel that kinda washes out the hop character which peeks in a bit to say hi. Slight heat and burn from the alcohol at the end. Get a little spice and cherry when it warms.

It is fairly well carbonated. When you swirl the glass you can see the bubbles and you feel them on the tongue but it still remains somewhat thick.

Had this on draft of its first release and enjoyed it but its awesome to have a bomber to slow sip at home. Might be worth it to age one for a while to kill the heat although it drinks great fresh. Nice array of flavors. (881 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of cosmicevan
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
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. (823 characters)

Photo of Labeorphile
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (742 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
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 (1,309 characters)

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dwtucker90
4.64/5  rDev +14%
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. (679 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

This is one of the best beers that Deep Ellum has ever made. The beer has a delicious bourbon flavor with a sweet malt. (119 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Numb Comfort from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.