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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Brandy Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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90
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 6
Gots: 25 | FT: 9
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:
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(Beer added by: Hotrod88 on 05-05-2014)
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Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at the tasting. Vintage 2013. Big thanks to mancallede for the bottle! From notes.

Very faint chestnut body color, with a nice yellow edge and hue. Not much of a collar on this with an off white appearance.

Very nice mild grape aroma, but with a thicker almost roasty boozy heat strangely. Nice herbal sage notes a bit, and some classic sticky warm toffee to round out.

Palate really hits well but gets the brandy nicely. Mild toffee, with a fruit angle that goes towards red berries, and a cherry brandy quality. Light body but definitely with a good malt thickness to carry the palate and coat. Slightly silky also.

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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Brandy Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.