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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 30
Gots: 23 | FT: 5
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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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(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.

Serving type: bottle

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.

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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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