Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel-Aged
AleSmith Brewing Company

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From:
AleSmith Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
American Barleywine
ABV:
11%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 8.62%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
78
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 17, 2016
Added:
Oct 08, 2013
Wants:
  24
Gots:
  28
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel-AgedOld Numbskull - Rye Barrel-Aged
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Rated: 4.23 by CCutch from Minnesota

Jun 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by bgold86 from New York

Mar 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2013 Vintage

Smell is whiskey, sweet, some dark fruit, rye, oak
Taste is whiskey, caramel, toffee, light vanilla, dark fruit
Mouthfeel is medium

Overall I should have cracked this one when still fresh
Jan 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.2 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jan 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.31 by mattsander from Canada (AB)

Dec 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.46 by Hendrick24 from Wisconsin

Nov 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.17 by billab914 from Virginia

Nov 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.22 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Oct 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by JohnnieNepal from Michigan

Aug 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.56 by TboneRN from Minnesota

Jul 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.2 by Justin-m from Minnesota

Jun 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by HopHead84 from California

May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by auroracrisis from Kentucky

May 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Mar 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.31 by Brewski from Pennsylvania

Feb 18, 2015
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky deep amber body. Big khaki head and an uneven collar.

Smell - Grapefruit hops. Nutty malts. Light whiskey, but not much.

Taste - Much more rye flavor here. Grapefruit hops. Caramel and brown sugar. Bright fruity flavor to the malts, too. Boozy.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Boozy. Well carbonated.

Overall - The barrel doesn't do a whole lot in this version.
Feb 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by chefduff2 from New York

Feb 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by jrob21 from Georgia

Feb 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.69 by Carb-Overlord from Wisconsin

Jan 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.21 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Jan 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jan 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.58 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Dec 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by FlandersNed from Indiana

Nov 30, 2014
 
 
Rated: 4.2 by ChewbaccaSD from California

Oct 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by MaseFace from Kentucky

Oct 19, 2014
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4/5  rDev -6.8%
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a medium off-white head. Aroma consists of caramelized sugar with some caramel and dry fruits notes. The taste is a mix of caramelized sugars and light toffee notes with some dry fruits notes. Barrel seems to be rounding any of the rough edge of this beer and adds some light vanilla notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no real alcohol is apparent. Well executed.
Oct 17, 2014
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Reviewed by mtomlins from Canada (ON)

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
Shared at a 10K review beer tasting; drank from a Hill Farmstead stemmed snifter.
Thanks to Phyl21ca for the bottle!

Pours in dark amber (reddish hints) color, short tan head, no lacing. The nose is a big and boozy, toasted malts, a caramel, dried fruits (raisins and figs), and some spice (hops coming through?). On the palate, the grain bill delivers lots of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, raisins but the barrel smooths out the profile with boozy warmth and vanilla. Wow, that is really big and complex; super tasty.
Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

Sep 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Aug 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Aug 11, 2014
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Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
Thanks to RussianDragon for the share.

The beer is mostly clear and appears a golden amber hue with a small tan head. Aromas of malt, dark fruit, raisin, caramel malt, oak, booze. Light sweetness with warming alcohol throughout. Raisin bread and figs with sweet bready booze. Toasted malt with vanilla and caramel. A nice sipping beer and a good bottle to share.
Aug 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by DanGeo from Michigan

Aug 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by jmkoller11 from Arizona

Jul 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by zestar from California

Jul 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by PeakedInHighSchool from Missouri

Jul 18, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Billyamp5

Jun 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jun 26, 2014
Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel-Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 87 ratings