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:
#763
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
436
pDev:
7.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 436 |  Reviews: 97
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

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

Photo of WiscoBrewsco
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

It seems unfair but I can't help but compare this to Mother of All Storms. This Old Numbskull is truly excellent but, for me, not as good as Mother.

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

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

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

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown almost black in color. Cherry, oak, vanilla, toffee and caramel. Good boozy dryness. On the thin side. Lacks a true depth of flavor, but overall still pretty good.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ewmalina
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vutoq
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aquazr1
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of sendbeer
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Shared this beer during a little cellar cleaning party with JLindros and friends. 2012 vintage. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a hazy dark bronze with a thin tan head. Decent legs.

S - Aromas of caramel, toffee, vanilla beans, rich bourbon, barrel. No noticeable booze.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Loads of caramel and vanilla courtesy of the barrel and bourbon. The bourbon is rich and mellow. Incredibly harmonious.

M - Mouthfeel is very smooth, almost silky, with no discernible alcohol.

O - Overall this beer really held up nicely. Age made this barleywine super mellow and drinkable without a hint of the ABV. Tasty.

Serving Type: Bottle

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Photo of wiescins
4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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