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RATINGS: 589   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1320) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
2012 bottle from trade with zathrus. Thanks dude! Pours dark reddish amber with a small yellowish khaki head. Aroma of hard candies (like the kind on the outside of candy apples), brown sugar, toffee, biscuits, a small bit of vanilla, oak, and some whiskey. Flavor is very similar to the regular version up front: hard candy, toffee, biscuity sweetness. But the finish provides something new: notes of vanilla, oak, and bourbon. The difference from the regular is rather subtle and maybe that's because this has been in the bottle for 2 years or so. Slick and thickish bodied, low carbonation, but not quite syrupy. This is a very good beer, but I must say, I am a bit disappointed at the lack of barrel influence here. I was expecting a big oaky vanilla infusion here that I didn't really get.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1058) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2013 750ml bottle pours a hazy brown with an off white head. Bourbon is big in this one. Great malt vanilla molasses and bourbon taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2287) - JAPAN - MAR 21, 2014
Excellent bourbon fueled BW, but the flavours havenít integrated and intwined themselves in the same way the wee heavy BA did. Still this is hefty, robust drinking. Ripe fruits, caramel, vanilla and bourbon.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Sampled 2012 in a big bottle. Pours like a whiskey with a minimal carbonation. Drinks smoothly with a crisp malty base. Very well created.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1196) - Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 2012 vintage. (3/6/14) Been really looking forward to cracking this open! Pours a beautiful dark ruby reddish amber. Small, strong spongy off-white head, full lasting with some lace. Aroma is phenomenal. Base beer and barrel character blend seamlessly. Towards malty sweet, but wonderfully balanced. Smooth bourbon, vanilla, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried dark fruits, oak. Complex. Hop character dissipated, some grapefruit and pine hang in the shadows. Bigger medium to Lighter full body. Slick. Semi creamy. Smooth. Sweet. Warming and tickling with bourbon through a long finish, with the back of the tongue and throat rousing to life. All that while still remaining super drinkable. Complex and cohesive. Majestic

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (542) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2014
very sweet, malt, dark fruit, bourbon aroma. very delicate but bold at the same time. Taste is similar. Spot on. Light but full flavored. smooth. delicious. definitely worth a try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
From bottle at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma of bourbon and toffee. Near full bodied. Flavor is bourbon, brown sugar, oak. Itís a bit oily. Gets very oaky. And finishes surprisingly dry. Good. Great even.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of kermis. Pours a clear brownish beer with a small, off white head on top. Aroma of bourbon, malts, licorice, sugar and molasses. Slightly alcoholic in the aroma. Flavor has some red fruits, really sweet, barrel characters and faint bitterness in the background. Long sweet aftertaste, very nice balance. Very nice brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8104) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Damn damn damn. Because of a internet connection failure I lost my rating. Remember the beer to be a bit alcoholic, but some hops, slightly sweet, some liquor. Medium to full body and carbonation. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1619) - AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2014
Deep amber with a white, thin, lacy, lasting, head that hugs the edges. Smells of sweet grains with caramel, malt, vanilla and bourbon backing. Some alcohol. Medium oily frothy body with a bit of burn on the tongue. Tastes of alcohol with a caramel and vanilla note but the burn consumes my mouth. Some roast, oak, vanilla, and a bit of toffee. The burn is a bit strong for me. Lots of sweet caramel that fills the mouth.


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