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RATINGS: 1458   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 96   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Caramel and toffee notes abound in this deep copper-colored American Barleywine-style ale alongside toasted malt and a hint of ripe dark fruits. Old Numbskull showcases malt sweetness, intense American hops, and an aggressive bitterness. Extremely well-balanced, the full-bodied mouthfeel and assertive hop profile leads into a deceptively smooth finish. Old Numbskull can be enjoyed now or laid down for years to come.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1225) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 30, 2015
Coppery red colored, clear, small off white to beige frothy head. Aroma is of sweet caramel, toffee, dried fruits, bit spice, herbal and pine hops. Taste is very sweet and malty, quite caramelish and toffee, very dried fruity, moderate floral and pine hops, medium- bitterness, some spices, quite boozy with alcohol warmth finishing up. Full bodied, soft carbonation, thick and syrupy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1703) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Pours reddish copper with a one finger off white head with good lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, sweet malts, pine, herbal notes, butterscotch, and some light booze. Taste is similar to the aroma. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, sticky mouthfeel and a semi bitter, semi warming, long, lingering finish. Overall, s tasty, complex barley wine that hides its high abv very well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a nice white head. Aroma is roast, caramel, tobacco. Flavor is tobacco, roasted caramel, brown sugar. Finish is herbal, tobacco, grapefruit and lemon notes. Full body, soft mouthfeel and average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6897) - Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle from Texas Liquors, shared at the holiday party
Clear golden with a medium sized beige head, some lacing. Aroma is caramel and nutty. Taste of caramel, malty and hot alcohols
Good. I’ve had this for a few years, it could have used a few more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (7470) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
pours unclear medium dark copper, orange-red tint, with a light beige cap, reviving and leaving nice lacing. sweetish toasted fruitiness, tasty red maltiness, chocolate hint, stone fruits, floral resin, warming booze, umami - salty beef stock, hint of smoke. moderately low carbonation, medium body - oily; semi-sweet woodsy-chocolate-resinous finish. opulent maltiness - american hopped and lightly smoked chocolate barley wine. very nice stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (3018) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2015
caramel, alcohol, floral, toast, dried fruits, amber, hazy, frothy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBrain (142) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Large Bottle to glass. Warm brown clear appearance. Moderate head. Aroma of caramel, toast, Heath bar, dark cherry. Really nice balance of sweet intense malts and a solid hop bitterness. Warming alcohol. Nicely carbonated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2705) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2015
2012 vintage. Thanks Keven for sharing. Fun to try and surprising that this is my firsr experience with this beer. Pours a cloudy brown with a lasting fizz head. Toasty flavor throughout, and very mellow. Has settled in time im sure. Hoppy finish. Delicious.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
Couleur d’un ambree assez foncee avec une mousse qui tien plus ou moins. En bouche c’est plutot decevant, caramel, fruits rouges, herbes et alcool....

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Nice mellow honey and caramel flavors. This was a bit yeasty due to someone putting it on its side and this was about two years old . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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