AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel AgedAleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged
BA SCORE
4.3/5
429 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kmcnair on 12-13-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#734
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
429
pDev:
7.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
381
Gots:
110
Trade:
16
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 429 |  Reviews: 96
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

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

Photo of gaesori
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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Photo of yeaprolly
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HipHopsHooray
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rawfish
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of cjgator3
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 429 ratings
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