Old Rumskull | AleSmith Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
21 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Avast! This version of Old Numbskull, our classic American Barleywine Ale, is matured in premium rum barrels for an extended period of time to develop its rich and intense flavor profile. The result is an amazingly complex beer that balances the caramel and toasted malt character with notes of woody spice and sweet molasses from the barrel aging process.



Added by UCLABrewN84 on 01-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,591
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
21
pDev:
22.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
2
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of sd123
1.25/5  rDev -68.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

infected

8 characters

Photo of oline73
2/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Kurmaraja
2.98/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Souring. Fizziness impacted appearance and body. It's a shame as what was going on underneath the souring was promising. Rum raison, muscovado, big vanilla and oak. Hopefully there's a do over but I don't blame them if they avoid it.

 233 characters

Photo of jaydoc
3.26/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Infected

8 characters

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whitenads
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SamuelR
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Buannaich
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pperez38
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of spark3148857
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, wood, spices, and rum. Taste is much the same with a woody spice flavor and an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a fantastic smell and some great flavors.

 612 characters

Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsintheSack
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heard some rumors about these bottles being infected. Mine are completely fine. Really enjoyed this beer combo'ed with rum. Delicious overall.

143 characters

Photo of danwho
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of drewone
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Old Rumskull from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 21 ratings