Numb Comfort
Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States
American Barleywine
4.11 | pDev: 11.68%
Feb 07, 2021
May 03, 2013
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.34/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
L: Pours a super cloudy orange with a tall beige head.
S: Sweet caramel, malts, boozy, vanilla, whiskey barrel.
T: Follows the nose, hop-forward, not as sweet as most barleywines.
F: Medium-bodied, coarser than most barleywines, warming, high carbonation.
Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by HopBelT from Belgium

Dec 19, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 08, 2020
Rated: 3.38 by TxHammer

Dec 01, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Dec 12, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Jan 28, 2018
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dangerously drinkable and with a depth of American ale complexities, the mind numbing effects of barleywine come with a bittersweet session thanks to the competent team at Deep Ellum Brewing.

Deep chestnut amber in color, the hazy ale crowns with a dense ecru froth. Aptly named, Numb Comfort rounds the nose with deeply caramelized, toasted barley malt, a moderate citrus tone and a plethora of dark fruit, stone fruit and grassy nuances. Its upstart in flavor has a juicy malt taste of caramel, toffee, sorghum, toast and pecan.

As the flavors unfold, its rich barley presence is unwavering. But the growing hop presence brings a sharp balance that seem from the peels of grapefruit and orange. Curacao liquor adds a spiciness to balance the lingering sweetness while the taste of macerated cherry and date bring a subtle fruitiness to the middle palate. Remnants of barley keep an element of pecan lingering into a bitter, grassy and citrusy finish.

Full in body, the beer's creamy texture adds fullness to the initial sip, but facilitates dryness late especially in the presence of hop resins, powerful alcohol and a slight toasty char from grain. A long and bittersweet linger of curacao, licorice and citrus peels give the ale a great sense of drinkability.
Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Bearman13 from Texas

Dec 16, 2017
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Barley wine, yes indeed. Honey and sweet with a kick of barley. One of the better barleywines I have tasted. I get a big buttery bread that has a great carry forward.
Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by fjdelvalle from Texas

Sep 17, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by HopSavant from Tennessee

Jul 13, 2017
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Opens as a gusher... grrr. Pours a hazed & effervescent brown/haze; with a thumb of cream colored head. Stays turbid, pretty good lacing & head retention. The gushing is not loved

S: Sourmash & cakeyness. Vanilla & a little caramel.

T: Follows the nose, woodyness & dryness as well, plus a little vanilla up front. Vanilla, Sourmash, dryness & oakyness, faint raisin & Port notes as this warms. Finishes dry, raisiny with, woody & leafy hops & more Sourmash

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, thins out a touch once warm

Good take on the style, only the gushing drags this down
Jun 14, 2017
Rated: 4 by Dface from Texas

May 15, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by Magery from Kentucky

Apr 29, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by mig100 from Texas

Apr 21, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Dec 05, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by Kurmaraja from California

Dec 02, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Nov 23, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Aug 01, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by aufie from Texas

May 26, 2016
Numb Comfort from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 166 ratings