Alesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged | AleSmith Brewing Company

Alesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel AgedAlesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged
BA SCORE
97.7%
Liked This Beer
4.29 w/ 87 ratings
Alesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel AgedAlesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by socalbrewlvr on 10-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
87
Liked:
85
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
8.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
31
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 9
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2/5  rDev -53.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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.

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3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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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

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Alesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.7% out of 100 with 87 ratings
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