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AleSmith Old Numbskull (Rye Barrel Aged)

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 4.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6041) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a dark amber / mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots of rye, bourbon, caramel and dark fruits - nice and complex nose. Flavour is exquisitely complex, with lots of rye and whiskey, followed by caramel malt and toffee. Exceptionally well-balanced. A slow sipping boozy barley wine. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blomster (255) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Tasty. Yummy. More please. I feel good. Please someone give me more bottles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange-red coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, oak and bourbon. Sweet and fruity flavour of oak, dried fruits and licorice with notes of alcohol. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10140) - Sřborg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense dark beige head. Aroma. Ripe fruits, bourbon, vanilla, wood, sweetness, spice, caramel. Flavour. Bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, sweetness, wood, ripe fruits, some sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Ends alcholdense and full of bourbon and vanilla.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Bottled. A red beer with a yellowish. Head. The aroma has notes of caramel and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of butter, malt, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
70 cl. Bottle. Hazy brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of vanilla, oak, spice, yeast, fruit, rue and bread.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and wineous. Toasted malty. Sweet and caramelish. Toffee and caramelish. Smooth and malty, winous and toasted malty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (516) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2014
Caoba oscuro con espuma marfil. Aromas de bourbon, pasas y madera. Cuerpo denso, inicio dulce de frutas confitadas y pasas. El final es equilibrado entre una madera seca y un dulzor suave. Excelente.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (652) - LATVIA - JUN 28, 2014
Again huge and intense brew, very pleasant nose, intense BA woody whiskey (cant tell if it is rye), charming maltiness, noticeable vanilla, toffee, light caramel, nuts, kinda spicy. Light hops for barley wine.. non BA version is more hoppy. Sweetish with light bitterness. Aroma is awesome, but taste is bit disappointing for this price.. if not price, then awesome brew =]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1527) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Muddled, murky, dingy copper with a weak, big-bubbled beige film that quickly recedes to a mere collar. Sticky caramel aroma, prunes, raisins, toffee, butterscotch, spicy wood (rye whiskey influenced, perhaps) with plenty of present booziness. Similar to the original BA Old Numbskull, just a bit more vibrant & spicier. The booze on the palate is actually much smoother than expected. Brown sugar, caramel coated dark fruit, Caramelo candy, big woody barrel presence with inherent spicy notes & very faint vanilla. Finishes on a spicy note, again, with lingering, sweet residual sugar. Big bodied, but not as sticky as you’d think. Very good stuff! I preferred this to BA Old Numbskull, if nothing else, it had a smoother & more well integrated spirit presence & I enjoyed the little, spicy edge.


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