thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2005 This bottle brew from JasonG was tasted at DrewLaPalooza 2004. I was not as impressed with this brew as some of the others were at the event. It poured a small head of mostly diminished finely sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was a transparent brown color and was softly carbonated. It had a malt hop aroma with a mild vinous note with some caramel. The mouth feel was initially mild with a lingering caramel malt bite in the finish. The biting flavor was not one that I preferred at the time. It also contained hoppy caramel malt notes.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, after all this time itís my first rating of Old Numby. Pours hazy amber-brown with a small off-white head that lasts and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is complex, lots of rich roasty maltiness, fruity, spicy with alcohol notes and surprising hoppiness. Flavor has same characteristics as the aroma, rich and full, teasing the tongue with a changing palette as the brew warmed, lots of dark fruitiness and alcohol warmth to balance the assertive hops. Full, thick body and a gentle carbontion. Another winner from Alesmith!
Nate (3470) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma, malty sweet with notes of pear, brown sugar, vanilla, tobacco. Very nice. Dark brown amber hazy with thin off-whte head. Thick chewy body with light carbonation. Start very sweet, alcoholic, with red grape, port, oak and vanilla, toffee. Bitter finish, alcohol burn. Sweet nutty finish, very warming. Good stuff.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
an amazingly light barleywine, yet still nice an hoppy. This is a barley wine that blows away everything i expect from a barlywine... good stuff :)
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drew-LaPalooza. Translucent brown color, fruity nose (dark fruits), big and smooth malty taste that has a bitter finish. Creamy on the palate. Thanks JasonG.
BrockLanders (760) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2003 bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel), moderately hoppy (flowers, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of apricot, orange, honey, toffee, and alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Full body, creamy and velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly astringent. Fabulous appearance and mouthfeel. This barley wine is fantastic, and like another reviewer stated this son-of-a-gun is "...beer candy...". Iím glad I bought 12 to put in the cellar.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drew-LaPalooza beer #7: thanks for bringing this one, JasonG! Strong fruity hop aroma, this looks thick - leaves thin clear lacing on the sides of my glass. Flavor is very smooth and creamy - thick but not overly viscous. Fruits and caramel toffe flavors and then a thick sweet juicy hop. This is one of those beers that leaves you feeling speachless.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
07.23.04 bottle (dated 2/03) thanks to Eyedrinkale. Clouded, dark amber color with a fluffy, thin head reminiscent of the fading foam on just poured rootbeer. Sweet and malty aroma, some chocolate, brine, grassy hops. Flavor is very concentrated and sweet like beer candy. Velvet mouthfeel. Retronasal alcohol burn. Very hoppy for an old beer. Thank you for sharing this treat, Mike!
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Special thanks to Eyedrinkale. Brown in color and, slightly cloudy with a tan head. Sherried carmel hop aroma. Hoppy sherried carmel flavors. Malty. The malt in this lingers nicely. Good sipping beer to be shared with friends.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Special thanks to Eyedrinkale for the 1.5 year old bottle sample, saves me from needing or wanting to break out the bottle I got via trade with Tchrome. Brown, slightly cloudy, tan head. Wonderful sherried carmel hop aroma. Hoppy sharp sherried carmel flavors. The malt in this lingers nicely. This is a real nice sipping beer to be shared with friends.