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Numb Comfort - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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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:
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(Beer added by: Dwtucker90 on 05-02-2013)
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

spycow, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Texasfan549, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

kjkinsey, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

kylehay2004, Jun 25, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Petrol Station in Houston.

A: Pours a dark ruby red/brown color. A two finger beige head forms with good retention. Rings of lace.
S: Dark fruits of raisins and plums. Some resiny bitter hops, followed by toasted and caramel malts.
T: Follows the nose with plenty o dark fruits. Raisins, plums. Then the hops that are slightly bitter and resinous. Toasted malts, that are sweet. Plenty of caramel and even some chocolate flavors.
M/D: A medium to full body. Slick, oily, and very viscous. Maybe to much so. Though still in line with the style. Hot alcohol, but still a good sipper.

Very enjoyable. A good barleywine, though I don't get much of any barrel character. No bother, something I will grab when I see it. Just a bit hot and overly resinous for me. Though still a very good version of the style.

champ103, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

BGsWo22, Jun 11, 2014
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Gagnonsux, Jul 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

cdwil, Jun 19, 2014
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

petermethot, Jun 08, 2014
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Gatordaddy, Jun 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

jenray, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

IrishColonial, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

TX-Badger, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

2dogbrew, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

duff247, Jul 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

vonnegut21, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

JohnBender, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Mantooth, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

BeerHunter76, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

brandon911, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Danobold
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely fantastic barleywine, and a great example of Deep Ellum brewery's talent and creativity.

Had it on tap, and pours a beautiful reddish-brown color with minimal lacing. Smells like raisins or plums, mixed with a bit of the wood smell from the barrel and a hint of alcohol.

Taste is outstanding, with a lot of malt and sweetness upfront, and some notes of fruit (plum/raisin like taste, similar to the smell), with a bit of hops at the end. You can also detect some of the woodiness imparted from the barrel, but just faintly so, which balances well with the other flavors.

Mouthfeel is superb - has a bit of thickness that you would expect with the high alcohol content and maltiness, but not so much that it's syrupy or anything like that.

Highly recommend this one to anyone who can find it, and is a fan of the style. Definitely will have one of these again for sure.

Danobold, May 03, 2013
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Numb Comfort from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.