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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 29
Gots: 28 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: socalbrewlvr on 10-08-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

MaseFace, Sunday at 12:42 AM
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4/5  rDev -7%

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a medium off-white head. Aroma consists of caramelized sugar with some caramel and dry fruits notes. The taste is a mix of caramelized sugars and light toffee notes with some dry fruits notes. Barrel seems to be rounding any of the rough edge of this beer and adds some light vanilla notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no real alcohol is apparent. Well executed.

Phyl21ca, Oct 17, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

Shared at a 10K review beer tasting; drank from a Hill Farmstead stemmed snifter.
Thanks to Phyl21ca for the bottle!

Pours in dark amber (reddish hints) color, short tan head, no lacing. The nose is a big and boozy, toasted malts, a caramel, dried fruits (raisins and figs), and some spice (hops coming through?). On the palate, the grain bill delivers lots of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, raisins but the barrel smooths out the profile with boozy warmth and vanilla. Wow, that is really big and complex; super tasty.

mtomlins, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

spinrsx, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ygtbsm94, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

mendvicdog, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Thanks to RussianDragon for the share.

The beer is mostly clear and appears a golden amber hue with a small tan head. Aromas of malt, dark fruit, raisin, caramel malt, oak, booze. Light sweetness with warming alcohol throughout. Raisin bread and figs with sweet bready booze. Toasted malt with vanilla and caramel. A nice sipping beer and a good bottle to share.

Huhzubendah, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DanGeo, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jmkoller11, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

PeakedInHighSchool, Jul 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Billyamp5, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

kjkinsey, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Texasfan549, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

fishmich, Jun 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tectactoe, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Duff27, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

mrebeka, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

sweemzander, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tjmodica, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

CoolEthan, May 12, 2014
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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.