AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged | AleSmith Brewing Company

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434 Ratings
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel AgedAleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A West Coast style barleywine. A huge malt profile and a very aggressive dose of premium domestic hops give Old Numbskull a tantalizing complexity, from the aroma to the aftertaste. A year spent in bourbon barrels adds amazing depth and complexity.

Added by kmcnair on 12-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#743
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
434
pDev:
7.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 434 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of JGam115
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The oak does this well. Woody bitterness subsides with air. Mild Creme brulee, big vanilla and hint of toffee. Oh yeah - and booze. Muy bien

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4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass. 2013 bottle.

Appearance - Deep murky ruby body. Nice khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Bourbon is strong. Very oaky. Vanilla. Nutty malts. Smells a bit oxidized.

Taste - Sweet caramel. Nutty. Bourbon builds. Very oaky. Bitter in the back end. Oxidation is a mixture of sherry and bitter cardboard.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Boozy. Well carbonated.

Overall - Fantastic barrel. The wood permeates and some oxidation goes a long way in this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 434 ratings
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