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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012
Date: June 18, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Aroma: lightly sweet malt aroma balanced with earthy hops
Body: velvet body
Flavor: touch of alcohol, great vanilla character

Date: April 20, 2006
Vintage: 2004
Words: #161/240
Aroma: earthy hop aroma with light vanilla and a touch of oak, very creamy, hot
Flavor: big woody flavor, touch of sweetness, good earthy hops to balance

Date: April 01, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2004
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, caramel sweetness, plenty of earthyness
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, plenty of earthyness, bourbon has faded leaving just a touch of caramel and vanilla sweetness, oxidation present but melds well with the rich malts

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **** /4

Date: October 10, 2007
Vintage: 2005
Words: #142/233
picking up a good balance between the bourbon and dark caramel, still lots of sweetness, touch of alcohol fades in and out,

Date: February 20, 2009
Vintage: 2007
Aroma: sweet caramel and vanilla aroma with a nice bourbon presence
Flavor: sticky sweet caramel and vanilla flavor, touch of alcohol, light oak

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (809) - Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle from the Station. A: Dark brown; mahogany. Big fluffy creme colored head. Lacing. N: Toffee, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, pine, earth, butterscotch, pineapple, biscuit, walnut. Raisin. T: Big sweet barleywine. Some bitterness to balance,but this is a big sweetie. M: Treacly, heavier body. Big alcohol, as one might expect. O: The beer which Mother of All Storms wants to be. Plenty of barleywine notes enhanced by delicious bourbon. Bra-vo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4568) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
750ml shared by Brad. Big ups! Big boozy caramel aroma. Foamy off-white head on top of a burgundy amber brown body. World Class, big barrel tones. Excellent malt depth. Perfectly executed beer. No alcohol harshness, no overbearing booze. Phenomenal Barleywine. Smooth bourbon caramel candy. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Fantastic barrel aged beer. Had at the brewery with audrey. Was happy as a clam. Smooth taste with little alcohol taste. Really awesome

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"Newest release. Pours significantly darker than the base BW. Wonderful aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel and hops. I though the hop presence of the bw might be a game changer, and it was, lending a great complexity to this beer despite the longtime in barrels. Taste is everything the aroma was plus a little earthy nuttiness, bourbon heavy but not dominant. This was a loooong time whale and was not a let down."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hombrepalo (1833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Pours a coffee brown with tan head. Aroma is nice, some vanilla, oak, coffee, with some caramel. Taste was delicious, flavors of coffee, caramel, vanilla, and booze all intermingling together nicely. A notch below King Henry, very very good. Glad to have finally tried this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2014
golden orange 1 finger bubbly head fades slowly. Smells of smoked meat, cigars, tobacco and cloves. taste is sweet, boozy, lots of cough medicine and a mix of sweet potato / yam, brown sugar, boozy whiskey and honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk (2266) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Deep chestnut. Small off white head. No lacing. Bourbon aroma and malt. Bourbon vanilla taste. Boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2556) - NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle at Schouskjelleren, july 1st 2014. Copper brown body with a thin tanned head. Aroma is malty with oak, bourbon, toffee. Sweet caramel taste with alcohol notes, bourbon, dark fruits, light vanilla sting in finish. Warm boozy aftertaste with balanced sweetness and a light roast character. Quite excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1097) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
750 ML bottle Dark murky brown color, light tan head. So well balanced nose. Caramel, bourbon, oak, dark fruits, figs, vanilla, and coconut. Taste matches nose quite well. Very sticky and jam like. Sensational barrel variation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2850) - 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.

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