Old Numbskull - Brandy Barrel-Aged | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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)

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Added by Hotrod88 on 05-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
94
pDev:
8.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
31
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Bunuelian
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11/25/2016

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Photo of JakerLou
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drewone
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cultclassic89
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Perfect for a barleywine. Deep murky caramel with an off white head faded to a ring. Off to good start.

S: Some caramel and plenty of oak. A little mild though.

T: Very much the same. Mild caramel and oak are the dominant flavors here.

F: I want to say it was a bit thinner than I would like, but very fine.

O: I like caramel bombs for barleywines. It was a little mild and I didn't really pick up the Brandy much, but it was still a very good beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Milquetoast
4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The best barley I've tasted. Funny had to come back to Minnesota to get it. Strong attributes in all areas: smooth feel, pleasant essence, and quite attractive in its appearance. The high alcohol provides a little kick too. I've got three on the shelf to enjoy over the next 3 years.

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Photo of largadeer
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imonhiatus
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 vintage enjoyed side by side with a 2012 bourbon barrel old numbskull. this brandy is far superior to the previous years bourbon. node is great, the brandy really compliments things adding a layer of fruitiness. taste to match and an unreal mouthfeel. very nice brew.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mersh
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage shared tonight at the Christmas Party.
Deep reddish brown color with a smallish off white head, Fruity brown sugary maltiness with hints of earth and bits of vanilla oak and ethanol. Still seems a little hot but still a nice sipper!

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4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Domvan
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Old Numbskull - Brandy Barrel-Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 94 ratings