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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Brandy Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 8
Gots: 31 | FT: 11
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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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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
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