Old Rumskull | AleSmith Brewing Company

BA SCORE
73.7%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 19 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:
#13,195
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
19
Liked:
14
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
20.15%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
2
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of jaydoc
3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Infected

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
2.98/5  rDev -25.9%
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.

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Photo of drewone
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwagner003
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
1.25/5  rDev -68.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

infected

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of whitenads
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danwho
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pperez38
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of HopsintheSack
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of SamuelR
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Buannaich
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Old Rumskull from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 73.7% out of 100 with 19 ratings
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