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AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged - AleSmith Brewing Company

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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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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-25-2014 07:08:56 | More by orangesol
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-23-2014 07:29:26 | More by derkfromwi
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%

01-23-2014 02:36:18 | More by BGsWo22
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LegalBrew87

California

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-21-2014 16:57:54 | More by LegalBrew87
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%

01-19-2014 14:22:23 | More by IndyDad
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beerman34

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-29-2013 18:00:10 | More by beerman34
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badboy7113

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-29-2013 15:17:17 | More by badboy7113
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timc100

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2012 vintage

Huge, incredibly well balanced and interesting aroma - hard to find a place to start. Burnt brown sugar, bourbon - caramel, oak, vanilla, oak - wet oak. Then there is another layer of vinous red grape, booze soaked raisin, tobacco and leather. The hops have fadded quite a bit giving an old-caramel note. Amazingly well balanced - each flavor in tune with one another. It tastes fantastic as well, but not as outstanding as the nose. Caramel, brown sugar, toffee, bourbon. booze, and oak dominate. The tobacco and leather come through as well - lesser fruits and sweet vanilla and coconut. I'm not sure how best to describe this, but there is a musty/old-feel to it - like an attic. Full, smooth mouthfeel - appropriately bereft of carbonation.

This is truly outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 23:29:38 | More by timc100
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -19%

12-23-2013 16:50:27 | More by kscaldef
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.4%

12-19-2013 14:14:54 | More by ShanePB
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siege06nd

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.4%

12-07-2013 02:42:49 | More by siege06nd
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-07-2013 01:17:51 | More by billab914
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-07-2013 01:11:52 | More by IrishColonial
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Eighty

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-05-2013 18:27:16 | More by Eighty
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-05-2013 02:34:34 | More by muskiesman
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taospowder

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +10%

11-24-2013 19:10:25 | More by taospowder
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +10%

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sweemzander

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-11-2013 16:31:15 | More by sweemzander
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.4%

10-28-2013 18:21:10 | More by tom10101
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josephwa

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.7%

10-27-2013 14:33:42 | More by josephwa
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Hotrod88

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-18-2013 17:53:29 | More by Hotrod88
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AZBeerDude

Arizona

4/5  rDev -7.4%

10-07-2013 16:47:19 | More by AZBeerDude
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zhanson88

California

3.19/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Sampled at the Alesmith taproom. 2013 version.

Appearance: Pours a nice clear auburn color. Decent off white head which reduces to a pretty nice ring around the glass. Looks pretty nice.

Smell: Smells of caramel and strong hopping with a good level of barrel as well. Rye whiskey and wood. Lots going on here, overall it contributes to a bit of a muddled overall scent.

Appearance: Caramel malts and heavy hopping presence up front. Initial impression is that it tastes buttery, and I could not shake that throughout the duration of the beer. The barrel is fairly subtle. Oak tannins and rye whiskey stand out.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Under medium bodied with pretty high carbonation. Okay mouthfeel, probably a little thin for my tastes. Overall, I wasn't a huge fan of this BA version of Numbskull. As I mentioned before, I could not shake the impression of buttery flavor and that pretty much sealed this beer's fate for me. Definitely would not be opposed to trying this again at some point to give it another shot.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2013 05:17:39 | More by zhanson88
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gshak

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

10-06-2013 03:19:34 | More by gshak
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-22-2013 06:22:29 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.