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RATINGS: 596   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Old Numbskull aged in bourbon barrels. Limited release December 2004 available only at the brewery in individually numbered 750 mL foil-topped bottles. The first barrel-aged batch was brewed in 2002, racked to an oak bourbon barrel in 2003, and bottled in 2004. A second barrel-aged batch was brewed in 2004 and released in September of 2006.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
Hazy light brown with a tan head. Nice oaky nose, with loads of toasted toffee and some alcohol. Full smooth bodied feel. Strong dark fruits, caramel, toffee raisins and load of spice in the finish. Really good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 24, 2005
Brown strong Belgian with large top. Mineral, slightly hoppy / fruity, berry like aroma .Add spice. Brown sugar sweetens life with light bitters, around alcohol. To sweet in order to fully enjoy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 (Bottle 75 cl) Hazy amber golden with a handsome, creamy head. Sweetish, vinous aromas. Extremely full-bodied, sweet with tons of malt and honeyish notes. Touches of wood surrounding a base of dried fruit - raisins for sure. Very, very complex and delicate. A grand beer indeed. 120805 and 061006

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 Bottle. Caramel brown colour with no head. Malty fruity oak, hoppy aroma and a sweet light alcoholic smooth taste. Medium to full body and a light alcoholic finish. 8-4-7-4-16 Re-Rate. Bottle 2004. Amber brown colour with a medium beige head. Caramel malty, wood, spicy, vanilla aroma and a light sweet warming alcoholic, havey wood, vanilla, spicy taste. Medium to full body with a light sweet alcoholic finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rickgordon (3844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2005
Bottle. RBESG -05. Hazy deep amber. Very mellow. Ripe fruits, licorice. Not as salty as the regular.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2005
2002, 109/225 ala MrFacto. Lightly cloudy copper color with a small dense off white head. Aromas of mild ammontillado sherry, cream, light oak and bourbon vanilla. For me this has some very smooth flavors that mix well. Stewed ripe light fruit mingles with toffee, mild oak, and vanilla. Light burn kicks in 3/4 through and continues down the throat. Smooth, yet somewhat his in feel, likely because of the mild acidity. This one does have a mild maderization, that I think works, but I can see some might not like, but I find it easy to enjoy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 Bottle. Cloudy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, hops, grape fruits and bourbon. Flavour of malts, caramel, hops, grape fruits and vanilla.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2005 2002 vintage bottle 109/225 shared by Matt. This beer pours to a hazy brown with a thin white head. The aroma is oak cask barleywine. :) The flavor is casky and good. WOW. I’m baffled on describing it. The palate is quite nice.

I was fortunate enough to try bottle 2002 64/225 as well (on 9/8/05). Thanks Jason!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Hazy, ruby caramel color. Simply a beauty to behold. Wondrous aroma fuels the anticipation, revealing red currant, caramel, bing cherries and toffee. Velvety, full-body assertion. So smooth; Old Numbskull with an oaken underlay and every balance characteristic one could ask for. Caramel, toffee and cherry crème truffles serving as flavor accents. Intense maltiness. Some fruity figs and honey soaked prunes. Chewy, graceful mouthfeel and a lingering, loving finish. Thanks so much for sharing, MrFacto!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
2002 vintage from Matt A dark mahogony pour w/ a nice light tan head that laces well. A huge malt aroma full of carmel plums and raisens.. w/ a bit of brown sugar alcohol and bourbon. Palate is well carbonated thick and creamy. Flavor is bourbon brown sugar, plums, raisens and a touch of raw alcohol. This stuff is GREAT.


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