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AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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world-class

277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 367
Gots: 88 | FT: 13
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 +6%
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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A: Pours a monstrously thick mahogany with reddish hues and a small off-white head.

S: Aroma brings thick raisins, citrus pith, caramel, figs. Smells of sweet overripe dark fruit.

T: Taste brings more fig, mild tannic bourbon, orange peel and a bit of lingering leafy hoppiness, dense cooked sugar, molasses, maple.

M: Thick-bodied, very viscous, light carbonation.

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A- Caramel brown body, neither light nor dark but certainly substantial and slick appearing. One finger off-white head, minimal retention, not much lacing.

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AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
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