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AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

297 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 374
Gots: 98 | FT: 15
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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cl3

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10%

06-19-2014 15:15:16 | More by cl3
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ChewbaccaSD

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-13-2014 22:57:21 | More by ChewbaccaSD
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-12-2014 20:02:34 | More by sirsteve42
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.4%

06-07-2014 14:39:14 | More by thebigredone
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

06-07-2014 13:26:58 | More by jjheinrichs
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wburch1967

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +10%

06-03-2014 13:13:27 | More by wburch1967
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1424IpA

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-01-2014 23:36:03 | More by 1424IpA
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-31-2014 20:05:48 | More by iL0VEbeer
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-22-2014 21:59:50 | More by DRTBrewster
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

05-20-2014 00:30:16 | More by KevMo84
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-19-2014 21:17:15 | More by funkyaudio
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev -5.3%

750ml. I think this is a 2013 bottle.

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.

O: This is a very good BA barleywine that retains some hoppiness and isn't very barrel-forward. Certainly a bruiser but more restrained than I was expecting.

05-15-2014 01:26:08 | More by Etan
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Keananmichael5

California

3/5  rDev -30.6%

05-10-2014 19:28:32 | More by Keananmichael5
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

05-10-2014 12:46:40 | More by madtowndmb1
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-05-2014 14:06:02 | More by lunarbrew
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%

750ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Poured into a brandy snifter, 5/2/2014. Updated the previous Hads which was from a beer fest.

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

S- Delicious caramel glaze, melted toffee mixed in with a shot of whiskey and a heaping dose of barrel-contributed vanilla and oak. Has a slight but distinct melted marshmallow character hiding behind the whiskey.

F- The whiskey seems to cover up the caramel and toffee malt beneath more than in the nose but this still has a very nice vanilla contribution. Caramel, nougat, toffee with the whiskey barrel contribution. Very good.

M- Medium body, good carbonation for the style which is to say on the lower side, but still plentiful to keep things interesting throughout the palate. Finish is a bit hot, but not too hot.

O- Very nicely done BA English Barleywine. Not anywhere near the best, but it's definitely better than the vast majority of the other BA English Barleywines out there.

05-03-2014 03:53:20 | More by Stevedore
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-28-2014 11:20:54 | More by BrownAleMale
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10%

04-23-2014 04:59:17 | More by Jordy777
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.4%

04-12-2014 16:41:49 | More by mendvicdog
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-09-2014 06:25:10 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-05-2014 05:03:09 | More by TXhomebrewer
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

04-04-2014 13:19:25 | More by JohnnieNepal
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

03-25-2014 00:05:26 | More by BMMillsy
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Sumdeus

California

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

03-22-2014 23:05:10 | More by Sumdeus
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10%

03-15-2014 01:11:34 | More by jzeilinger
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.