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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 27
Gots: 26 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: socalbrewlvr on 10-08-2013)
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Reviews by pmarlowe:
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

(2013 vintage. Big thanks to nanobrew for providing this. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a deep toffee color with a few cm of sand colored head which recedes quickly to a thick collar. The foam is dense and attractive looking. Very good retention but minimal lacing. Very good clarity.

S: Rich caramel, spice, and vanilla bean up front, along with toasty malt, dark fruit (blackcurrant, plum), and booze. The rye really comes through. The aroma really opens up as this warms a bit.

T: Rich caramel and vanilla, dried dark fruit, slight sweetness which dries out on the very lengthy, caramely finish. The aroma is a bit more complex than the taste.

M: Soft texture, with light carbonation and medium body.

O: Very tasty and highly drinkable given the style/ABV. My only minor complaint is that the barrel is a bit on the heavy side.

03-10-2014 01:12:26 | More by pmarlowe
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11% ABV, Bottled on 09/10/13

A - Rustic and muddy copper in color, this barrel-aged 11% brew pours with a fleeting ivory foam that fizzles out to a loose cap of foam.

S - Boozy rye whiskey with nice sharp notes of spicy rye that wonderfully compliment the robust, bready malt base. Whiskey balls dipped in caramel dissolve in the nose with a finish of earthy, lightly pine-kissed hops.

T - Incredibly smooth barrel aging brings mellow rye spice to the rich malt base with lightly whiskey-dipped marble rye bread drizzled with caramel.

M - Barrel-aged Old Numbskull brings a really nice smoothness to the palate that, despite the beer's really malty body, finishes dry and slightly thin from the high alcohol.

O - This barrel-aged Old Numbskull is pretty nice; the aroma is bold, the flavor and body are smooth. The barrel-aging is complimentary to the base beer which brings everything together wonderfully.

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Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with low translucency and a thick light tan head that dissipates to a thin film. Classic barleywine aroma of intense caramel malt, dark fresh and dried fruit, vanilla and toffee with a light overtone of rye whisky, a hint of alcohol. Flavor follows aroma, dominated by caramel and caramel malt, honey, rye whisky, vanilla and tannin from the barrel. Finishes slightly boozy with more caramel, whisky and light hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. An intensely flavored barleywine that skates on the edge of being too hot. Initially very mellow and well balanced, but finishing with more suggestion of the alcohol; with the strong rye flavor almost as if it has spirits in it. Flavor covers the 11% well, but this is still quite warming and a slow sipper. Old Numbskull is a fine barleywine and the period in the barrel has given more depth. Very high price point; I hope Alesmith thinks about putting these barrel aged versions in smaller bottles. A daunting task for less than a crowd to finish a 750 ml bottle. On the other hand, eases the trepidation of finishing fairly quickly….

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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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