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AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

330 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 371
Gots: 101 | FT: 17
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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4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Etan, May 15, 2014
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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.

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AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.