1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Numb Comfort - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Numb ComfortNumb Comfort

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

101 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of deadliest
3.24/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

deadliest, Friday at 02:09 AM
Photo of cosmicevan
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
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, Friday at 02:00 AM
Photo of wasabi1787
4.76/5  rDev +13.6%

wasabi1787, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of gtermi
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

gtermi, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of sjrodriguez
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

sjrodriguez, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of ChristianT
4/5  rDev -4.5%

ChristianT, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Zack_B
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Zack_B, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Getalegup
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

Getalegup, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Beaucoupdebiere
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%

Beaucoupdebiere, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Keely_Kennedy
1.32/5  rDev -68.5%

Keely_Kennedy, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Justinsosmart
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Justinsosmart, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Macky20
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Macky20, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of holmesmi
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

holmesmi, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of dumptruck81
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

dumptruck81, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of diamond_mind
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

diamond_mind, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Grantotx
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Grantotx, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Labeorphile
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
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
Photo of jeffaroo95
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jeffaroo95, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of garthorr
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

garthorr, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

csfcmitchell, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Lobo45
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Lobo45, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of WTKeene
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

WTKeene, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of 33kdub
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

33kdub, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

MrHassellYaHurd, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of memphischas
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

memphischas, Jul 01, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Numb Comfort from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.