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RATINGS: 607   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.


fidel's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Thanks jhenry04. Poured dark amber brown, bourbon, wood, dark fruits, vanilla, molasses.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2481) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
(En fűt ŕ la brasserie): Les malts texturés se tortillent dans la vanilline chaude. J’ai l’impression de boite une fondue au caramel. Le corps est moyen ŕ riche et la sécheresse d’alcool est bien presente, le monstre est ŕ la hauteur.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1288) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle shared with friends. Aroma is hoppy notes with bourbon and vanilla. Flavor is similar. Big and bold, not much else to say. It still had some hop character behind the barrel treatment.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (637) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Deep rich ruby brown pour of 2013 vintage. Looks incredible. Almost no head. Big bourbon and vanilla aroma on this one, which is super exciting. Taste is sweet up front then port then vanilla and some toasty. Very dry finish. Bit thin on the palate. Good barley wine but not nearly as big wow factor as the barrel aged wee heavy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1100) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle pours murky brown with low white head. Aroma is sweet malts and bourbon. taste is similar with a medium body and dry bourbon and malt finish, well done

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5654) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
From a bottle (75 cl), courtesy of _angst_. Shady amber, low head. Caramelly, bready malt aroma with piney and citric hops, and well integrated barrel cognac aromas. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (3150) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you bytemesis! Pours wooden brown with a rather small goldenish offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, toffee, charred wood, coconut milk, moist soil, bourbon alcohol and hints of hay. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with caramel, biscuits, sweet bread, charred wood, coconut milk, hay, soil and hint of liquorice root. Mouthfeel is fat, round, creamy, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, slightly bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, moist soil, roasted coconut, hay and bourbon alcohol. Yum-a-dum!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at An afternoon of Skulls, Scotsman and Speedway 141129. Deep amber/brown beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Vanilla aroma, figs, raisins,, toffee, biscuits, caramel, prunes, cream, citrus notes. Malty caramel flavor, raisins, figs, licorice, grapes, some warming alcohol. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1221) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle shared at capitol beer. Pours Brown with white head. Taste of brown sugar. Malts and oak

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4244) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2014
750ml bottle (2012 edition) in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of bourbon and oak and light vanilla, caramel and toffee and notes of chocolate and nuts from the malts, hints of dark fruits, some alcohol, a little bitterness, and some dough. Flavor the same with a great blend of the strong malts and the bourbon barrels. Average texture. A really good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1139) - Nevada, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Picked this bottle up at Alesmith. Pours a dark murky brown with a modest tan foam. Foam dwindles to just the rim and no lacing. Figs, brown sugar, raisins, and alcohol presence make a complex and warming brew. The toffee aroma is sweet and the body full. Dark fruits round out the finish which is slightly dry, but leaves you wanting more. I had this with a piece of pumpkin bread. Thoroughly enjoyable.


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