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AleSmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Sample shared @ RBWG Tampa. Thanks to whoever brought this! Deep brown pour with a tan head. Rich set of aromas. Boozy, toasty barrel. Dark candied fruits. Plum. Mellow spice. Dark chocolate. Flavor of hot, sweet toasted grain. Caramelized trail mix. Dark fruits. Mellow ash. RIch and supple. Quite sweet, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep brown, red-hued body with a small light beige head. Nose is caramel, red fruits, raisins, alcohol and hints of dark syrup, muscovado sugars and dark malts. Taste is rum, raisins, caramel, cream, alcohol, wood and hints of vanilla, grains, nougat, muscovado sugars and dark syrup. Full, creamy body, medium carbonation. Wow. Extreme elegance in progress. The sugars are super-integrated and well balanced, the barrel notes subtle but present. Utter drinking pleasure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (1002) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle. Vintage 2013. Appearance is muddy brown with light white head. Aroma is oak, rye spice, and pine. Taste is rye spirits, oak, followed by some light bitterness with a semi dry rye spice finish. Not on the same level as the bourbon, this one is very rye forward and itís not as smooth and somewhat harsh compared to bourbon version. That being said its aged in rye barrels so I guess it should be both harsher and less smooth then something dropped in a bourbon barrel. Notwithstanding I had this next to the bourbon itís still pretty tasty. If you like rye you will dig this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (2179) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle thanks to SP23. Poured hazy brown with caramel off white head. Aroma sweet malty caramel toffee good old rye barrel sauce. Light carb med bod. Taste sweet barrel char classic rye.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Best beer of the night. I have not had a BA Numbskull in a long time. And it was my first of the Rye variety. So delicious. I will have to get more of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at the 3rd Annual Barleywine Tasting at Travisís house. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a deep ruby with a nice thin collar of egg shell colored head that vanishes quickly leaving a little lace. The aroma is a little boozy for my liking. There is a pretty hefty rye spice to go with a woodiness and a bit of booze. There is a little caramel and some light (well, dark, but minimal influence) sugar on the back end. The flavor is fantastic. There is a plethora of things happening. The chocolate and caramel balance out wonderfully, there is a light vanilla, a spicy rye, and a pretty good addition of booze. Itís not overly done, just balances well. The mouth feel is thick and viscous. There is a soft carbonation that leaves this baby to hang around for days. The aftertaste is a little hot, but nicely spicy with a wonderful vanilla caramel thing happening. This is a damn good barleywine. AleSmith kills it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1836) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours maroon, with a creamy head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with grain, heather and toffee, as well as some cocoa and leather. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts with grain, kandi, dark fruits and wooden notes, as well as some brown sugar and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (4722) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2016
18.02.2016, 0,75l bottle (2013 vintage) shared @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry mineraly, oak, minerals, caramel malts, bark, weeds, bourbon, burnt sugar, vanilla, dark sugar. Taste is dry mineraly, weeds, minerals, bourbon, grass, bark, alcohol, vanilla, burnt sugar, paper, chocolate, caramel. Medium bitterness, dry boozy mouthfeel. Nice enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2016
750ml bottle pours a murky amber with some spitty, white head. Nose has booze, vanilla, rye, pepper, caramel, mild spice, a bit cakey. Flavor is boozy, sweet malt, spice, brown sugar, vanilla, plenty of barrel. Full bodied, sticky finish but very smooth. Finish really makes it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1827) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
From a 75 cl bottle shared at the January 9, 2016 Beer tasting. It is a cloudy apple cider color with a slight head. The aroma is boozey and the taste is and the taste is boozey with a hint of mint and finishes as a boozey thin mint cookie

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