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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Brandy Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 7
Gots: 32 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: Hotrod88 on 05-05-2014

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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy and murky deep amber body. Medium off-white head. Chunky collar.

Smell - Slightly sweet brandy. Lots of oak and barrel character. A little oxidized. Light citrus and deep caramel.

Taste - Sweet caramel and brown sugar. Some brandy. Much more oak. A bit of hoppiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy and kinda boozy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Nice. The barrel isn't quite what I'm looking for, but the base beer is excellent regardless.

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Thanks to hopodyssey for sharing this one at Skuter's tasting.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, candied fruit, and brandy aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly tart brown sugar, caramel, fruit, and brandy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with the brandy barrel aging adding a bit of tartness in the taste.

Serving type: bottle.

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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Brandy Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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