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AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel AgedAleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged

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255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.08%


Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kmcnair on 12-13-2004)
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drowland

Georgia

4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

6/26/10. Sampled at the Tally Tasting 2010, with HUGE thanks to fata2683. Could have used this as rating 1900, but I did like one brew better, so I’m using it for 1899. Aroma is AWESOME BA. Amazing buttery, vanilla, coconut, holy shit. The flavor will knock you over. Much the same but with wonderful sweet and dark fruits. Love it.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 21:59:35 | More by drowland
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4.2/5  rDev -3%
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Rating #1,100!!! 2012 bottle from trade. Thanks dude! Pours dark reddish amber with a small yellowish khaki head. Aroma of hard candies (like the kind on the outside of candy apples), brown sugar, toffee, biscuits, a small bit of vanilla, oak, and some whiskey. Flavor is very similar to the regular version up front: hard candy, toffee, biscuity sweetness. But the finish provides something new: notes of vanilla, oak, and bourbon. The difference from the regular is rather subtle and maybe that's because this has been in the bottle for 2 years or so. Slick and thickish bodied, low carbonation, but not quite syrupy. This is a very good beer, but I must say, I am a bit disappointed at the lack of barrel influence here. I was expecting a big oaky vanilla infusion here that I didn't really get.

Serving type: bottle

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California

4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
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2012 Vintage on tap poured into a snifter.

A: burnt amber but clear. Very little head with some lacing.

S: malty sweetness. It's decently subtle but so e oaky/woody underneath.

T: malt heavy and glorious at that. The alcohol is hidden very well. Sweet caramels and burnt wood.

M: moderately bubbly in the mouth, it coats the mouth well but doesn't outlast it's welcome.

O: Numbskull is great to start out with, the barrel aging makes it even better. Well balanced malt and sweetness forward with some smooth finish.

Serving type: on-tap

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AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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