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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 30
Gots: 28 | FT: 7
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: socalbrewlvr on 10-08-2013)
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4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.