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RATINGS: 1386   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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
pours a nice ruby red with a substantial thick head. looks nice. hops dominate the nose - resiny, floral, and sweet overtones. really nice and smooth taste; Sweet up front balanced by the strong floral hops. Grassy after taste. Good stuff, would love to try some that has relaxed for a year or so.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (2093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2015
monster of a barleywine. very xomplex, notes of caramel and chocolate in this one. pours reddish brown with a thick lacey head. had a bottle share with feezor during our draft. smells like chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2015
750ml bottle enjoyed @ a friend’s cottage. Pours clear red amber with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, caramel, nutty and dark dried fruits. Flavour is sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is bittersweet and fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1302) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Draft to tulip Bourbon, red wine, a hint of yeast. Deep red, no head, no effervescence. Taste is red grape, cherry, bourbon.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle at HChris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF 2015. Deep amber beer with an beige head. Fruity , malty, dark dried fruits, caramell aroma. Hoppy, malty nutty dark fruits flavour. Really a marvellous palette of aroma and flavour. So complexed beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergaard (236) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Strong notes of spicy tobaco, honey and ripe fruit. Some hoppy character as well. Quite interesting and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Calisky (1760) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 20, 2015
Courtesy of Jaghana Couleur ambrée sombre, très légère mousse. Fort nez houblonné fruité exoxtique, note resineuse et sucrée. Fort gout houblonné résineux, fruits exotiques legerement confits, agrumes confites; orange, fruits jaunes, notes de reglisse, caramel, raisins et légères épices. Bon corps. Fin longue résineuse et fruitée. Intense et complexe, une nouvelle bombe de alesmith. On dirait une imperial ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (4729) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle 75cl, a dark amber beer with good head. Nose is intense on exotic fruits and candied fruits / ripped fruits. Aroma is on his on hops resin, licorice, candied fruits, dry grapes, mango, mandarin, apricot, toffee, quite sweet, toasted caramel, quite bitter, good complexity. Body is a bit too sweet on my point of view, robust barley, long fruity aftertaste, vanilla hints.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2173) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle shared at Chriso’s pre-GBBF 2015 Shindig, bought at Brewdog’s online shop. 2 or 3 years old. Colour is rusty red orange, white head. Nose is musty grain, sweet and sugary, barley sugar sweets, marmalade, orange peel, little spice, leather. Taste is marmlade, musty grain, orange peel, caramel, bitter citrous peel. It’s not too raw, but is soft and mellow. I’m getting a nice fug of warmth up the back of my head as I drink this. Rich soft, fruity and sweet, but not cloying at all. Very good barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1507) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2015
750 ml bottle at home - latest vintage. Pours dark copper amber with a stable off-white head. Rich nutty and raisin aroma, hops are coming through very well; verydense exotic. Full rich sweet and bitter body, flirting with the IIPA limit. A tad alcoholic, aggressive towards the end. Taste is tangerine peel, nuts, brown Sugar, alcohol.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Dark copper color white off white head clear, some what earthy hoppy aroma along with a great light biscuit sense. Flavor big rich malty and great hop backbone.


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