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AleSmith Old Numbskull - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

958 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 958
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 168
Gots: 266 | FT: 16
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: xlperro on 02-14-2002)
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Reviews by snaotheus:
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snaotheus

Washington

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into big goblet

Pours fairly dark ruby-amber, big beige head that leaves big fat bubbles clanging in a ring around the glass and a thin film of very fine bubbles. Smells strongly astringent, some toffee, lots of smoke and balsa. A little spicy smell.

Taste has cherry in it, slightly sweet with a muted fruity sour. Surprisingly smooth for the strength. Alcohol comes out in the aftertaste with smoke for a strong bitterness.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly light and smooth, surprisingly drinkable for such a strong beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 03:35:31 | More by snaotheus
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Cloudy brown ale, with a thin head that is a bit off-white. Has a slight orange tint to it and I have to say very beautiful. Heavy bubbles to the body, looks delish. Serously.

Smell: The aroma that this brew gives off is very f'n addicting. Feels like roasted caramel, with a wave of barley hovering your nostrils. Yes I said it.

Taste: Has a caramel alcohol taste, complex and a tad sweet but feels just right. Honestly It's like a honey carbonated bourbon and I am not complaining at all.

Mouth: It's sticky, but only for a few moments...I am pairing it with pretzels and has an almost dessert feel to it.

Overall: I can honestly say this beer is one of the best American Barleywine beers I have had. I actually had one of my favorite a few hours earlier but this just tops it by a few notches. I have seen and hesitated in buying this and finally bit the bullet because I have been impressed with other Alesmith beers, this one hit nail in the coffin, Kevin approved! Salud.

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07-21-2014 05:23:41 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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4.09/5  rDev -1%
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AleSmith Old Numbskull from AleSmith Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 958 ratings.