Numb Comfort | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Numb ComfortNumb Comfort

Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Dwtucker90 on 05-02-2013

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4.82/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours an extremely dark mahogany and ruby reddish brown. Forms a nice two fingers of thick, creamy, pillowy medium-tan head. Spotty lacing.
S - Orange juice, grapefruit, hops, peach and mango nectar, malty backbone and light touches of caramel and vanilla from the rye whiskey barrel aging. Extremely interesting, complex and changing aroma.
T - Awesome. Sweet peach nectar upfront immediately followed by brown sugar, caramel, vanilla and whisky. Ends on both a hoppy and malty bitterness to balance the initial upfront sweetness. Also to note is the mouthfeel. This beer has a creamy, almost oily mouthfeel, it literally goes down smooth. Never had one quite like this before.
O - One of the best barleywines I've ever had. This is an absolute must try for fans of the style and I highly recommend it to any and all. It's an experience.
V - Available in 22oz. bomber bottles, high value.

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4.76/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely fantastic barleywine, and a great example of Deep Ellum brewery's talent and creativity.

Had it on tap, and pours a beautiful reddish-brown color with minimal lacing. Smells like raisins or plums, mixed with a bit of the wood smell from the barrel and a hint of alcohol.

Taste is outstanding, with a lot of malt and sweetness upfront, and some notes of fruit (plum/raisin like taste, similar to the smell), with a bit of hops at the end. You can also detect some of the woodiness imparted from the barrel, but just faintly so, which balances well with the other flavors.

Mouthfeel is superb - has a bit of thickness that you would expect with the high alcohol content and maltiness, but not so much that it's syrupy or anything like that.

Highly recommend this one to anyone who can find it, and is a fan of the style. Definitely will have one of these again for sure.

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4.66/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dwtucker90
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Dancing Bear Pub. Enjoyed out of a Numb Comfort snifter.

Look: beautiful dark cherry/mahogany color. Small white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: lots of malt and ripe fruit, caramel. Typical Barleywine profile with some light alcohol sweetness.

Taste: very similar to the smell. Very balanced with lots of malt and some hop taste on the back end and in the middle. Just delicious.

Mouthfeel: nice and bubbly. Plenty of carbonation but also a smooth sticky finish.

Overall: an excellent Barleywine from one of my favorite breweries. Not sure I picked up much of the barrel aged notes but still delicious nonetheless. Will definitely have another.

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4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy dark red to amber color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is mild. Lacing is decent. Has a smooth rye whisky aroma. Maybe a hint of chocolate. Very smooth whisky taste. There is a hint of java and chocolate. Doesn't have a big alcohol burn, but you can definitely taste it. Great beer, but you cannot drink a lot of it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Numb Comfort from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 156 ratings.
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