Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | AleSmith Brewing Company

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4.3/5
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436 Ratings
Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel-AgedOld Numbskull - Bourbon 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:
#764
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
436
pDev:
7.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 436 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Prost76
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kenai4
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RajaSTL
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared at SP bottle release. The barrel aging made this more like an English style barleywine. I did not pick up on the hops, but that didn't bother me. Poured a light reddish/brown, with strong caramel notes on the smell and taste. Was glad I got to try.

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Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BryanCDM
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imonhiatus
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2012 vintage enjoyed side by side with a 2013 brandy barrel old numbskull. the nose is nice on this and the flavor is also nice but for a bourbon barrel aged barleywine this isnt as good as many of the other BA barley of similar ilk. the brandy barrel is also far superior to this one. good, not great.

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Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerThursdays
3.41/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ryannel24
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smi69
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclekeith
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitzvahman72
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

With a dark, bold mahogany color, this is a very well made barleywine with a complex, malty taste that’s one of a kind! Also boasting wonderful dark raisins, some vanilla and a fantastic aroma, it has just the right amount of booze without being overdone! As we get to the bottom, especially when it’s aged, some peppermint hues start to appear in the palate. Throughout the entire tasting, it has a fantastic mouthfeel. This sipper is worth every penny and waiting in line with the ticket to buy the bottle!

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Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 436 ratings