AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
03-25-2014 00:05:26 | More by BMMillsy
4.53/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
03-22-2014 23:05:10 | More by Sumdeus
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.