AleSmith Old Numbskull - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.09/5 rDev -0.7%
Nice mahogany brown color with excellent clarity. There's a quarter inch head of light brown foam on top. Brussels lacing. Strangely on this barleywine I smell more of a piney hop aroma than malt. The taste has a strong pine hop edge but there's plenty of malt to back it up. Plenty of interplay between hops and malt going on. The mouth is somewhat sticky,but the drink ability for this barleywine is quite amazing. I notice hop aroma fades as it sits for awhile.
07-06-2014 21:10:17 | More by Franziskaner
4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
Beautiful. Medium brown color, rich looking, opaque. Light tan, dingy white head. Good retention. Consistent tiny bubbles. No lace, but a creamy top left behind when bubbles have diminished.
Toffee and caramel, LOTS of malt that you might expect. Hops presence is muted by the malt.
I agree with the bottle--toffee and caramel malts served with a dose of dark fruits. Floral hoppy notes in the finish.
Full bodied and chewy. Very thick. High ABV is well tempered. Sweet from the malts. Has a bitter finish, but not a palate destroyer. Only slight heat. Smooth and creamy.
Overall, it's a very easy beer to get down, despite the style and ABV. I enjoyed every sip of this, not much not to like.
06-30-2014 02:43:49 | More by RickS95
AleSmith Old Numbskull from AleSmith Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.