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RATINGS: 587   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.


AZBennett's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Yes sir this is damn good, 2012 vintage. Pours amber in the glass with very thin head. Aroma is perfect barleywine notes with caramel and alcohol then smooth malty notes. Flavor is awesome with minimal hops and great hints of barrel and caramel malts. Palate is thick and sticky and perfect. Overall this is right up my alley.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours reddish brown, nose is toffee, vanilla, coconut, taste is quite rich caramel, vanilla, sweet, dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks Craig. Nice mahogany red with off white head. Aroma oof bourbon, vanilla, oak. Taste of vanilla, toffee, wood, coconut. Sweet and bitter. The barrel influence is quite full on

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1122) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Murky light brown, soft ringed head. Vibrant sweet Caramac Bourbon. Choppy oak. Initial taste is bursting with sickly sweet Bourbon, without actually kicking much Bourbon kick. Injection of soft sticky malt, parked up esters. Finishes bile and acidic.

Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (516) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2014
Color caoba oscuro con espuma marfil. aromsa de bourbon, maiz, pasas y madera. Cuerpo denso con inicio dulce de pasas y bourbon, al que le sigue una madera seca y muy equilibrada. Excelente.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon vanilla and caramel aroma with hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty woody dark fruit and caramel flavor with hints of bourbon. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon and dark fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3078) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2005 - Vinous and barell notes. Cloudy copper with a small head. Light caramel and big barrel notes. Mellow but surprisingly potent for the age.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1809) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Shared at RBSG 2014. Thanks Drew! Killing a big want. Nose is a dried fruit and sherry marriage in heaven. A thick chewy viscous vanilla yummy bomb. A slight bit warming that borders on hot but chill. Some grape thing going on too. Very chill and good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (6364) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours orange brown with a modest beige head and a fruity bourbon aroma. There is an earthy caramel malt flavor with lots of oak and a nice bourbon finish. Melts in your mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1548) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2012 bottle. Pours a cloudy medium brown without a head. Aromas of raisins and figs with a hint of caramel. Taste is sweet with a light bourbon heat. With there was more vanilla however. Very subdued and well incorporated. Always well done Alesmith.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to artmcd8. Poured dark amber with thinning head. Aroma of bourbon dark fruit. Light carb med bod. Less bourbon in the taste smooth sweet raisins.


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