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RATINGS: 1371   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   IBU: 96   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2013
750 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but was purchased in late 2011. Pours hazy deep ruby red color with a small dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lasts. Light soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, apple, orange zest, floral, brown sugar, pine, molasses, toast, orange rind, brown bread, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas good balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity/earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, orange zest, apple, toast, floral, pine, orange rind, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light roast, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, orange zest, orange rind, light fruits, toast, light chocolate, brown bread, brown sugar, floral, pine, light roast, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of deep malt and hop flavors; with a nice bitterness/sweetness balance, and hardly any cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied with a creamy, slick, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic well aged barleywine. Fantastic complexity and balance of deep malt and hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (758) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
A supremely drinkable barley wine, with major hop influence, that cuts through the sweet malt notes. Very good .

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (877) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2015
Copper colour, beige head, very intense aroma of toffee, caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet, full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Very intense taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (1128) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a nice amber color. The aroma is mostly toffee, plums, and dark fruits. The taste is big on toffee, great american barleywine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7634) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
From tab at CBC 2015. Clear orange colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of dried fruit, alcohol, malt, caramel. hops and pine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1107) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle. Hazy red amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, citrus, peaches, oranges, herbs, vanilla and licorice. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, oranges, apricot, herbs, vanilla and licorice. Well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (633) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Tap at brewery. Mahogany with thick off white head. Smells of mild alcohol. Super aggressive. Heavy alcohol, then sweet and syrupy raisin, then malty finish. Very full body and flavor. Not messing around. A rich barley wine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2831) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Copper color, small white head. Aroma of malt and sweet fruit. Taste is very sweet, with toffee, sweet fruit, booze, sticky raisin and again booze. This one is too simple and one dimensional, it’s mostly booze, malt and sweet raisin. Where are the hops?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EatMore73 (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours dark ruby/copper with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, caramel, pine. Taste follow. Full bodied. Very good balance. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Smaksprøve fra Rune. Mørk gyldenbrun. Middels høyt skum med litt farge. Aroma av mørke plommer. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken søt frukt. Litt bitterhet setter inn etter hvert. Svakt tørr alkoholisk avslutning.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vjohans (421) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2015
@green cbc 2015 very sweet, light bitter, medium body, expecting more from the abv and alesmith


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