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RATINGS: 1573   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.

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4.1
SloaneRanger (326) - - JUN 19, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2020 Samean ruskea, hieman kuramainen jopa. Tuoksussa on luumua, muuta tummaa hedelmää, toffeeta ja lakritsia. Mausta löytyy selvää makeutta, jota humalointi tasapainottaa. Edelleen luumua ja toffeeta. Loppumaku on vahva ja hieman alkoholinen.

4.3
Grzesiek79 (5711) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 9, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2020 Nie wiem czy odpowiednio schlodzilem i przygotowalem to piwo do dzisiejszego testu. Pierwsza polowa w temperaturze piwnicznej, dzis tam mam ok 16 stopni, po krotkim czasie i po otwarciu i zakorkowaniu, te 2 polowe testowalem gdzies w granicach 13 stopni, wiec to to gorna z zalecanych przez producenta. No ale mimo szalenstwa z temperatura podawania musialem to w koncu po latach otworzyc, bo bylem zaskoczony pewnym litewskim Barley Wine i chcialem koniecznie to porownac. Jest inaczej na pewno, ale wracajac do tego piwa co mysle? A mianowicie, sykniecie po zdjeciu zlotka, potem kapsla. Malownicza etykieta kryje w sobie malownicze piwo, jest potega doznan a jakze. Piana srednia dwu barwna kremowa, barwa piwa czerwono-jasna, nie krwista. W aromaciue czuc od razu spruchniale deski, lub taki demontarz drewnianych schodow u wojka mi sie kojarzyl, ten aromat bardzo wyrazisty, w smaku dla mnie cos czego w piwie tym nie ma ale jalowiec mi sie kojarzy, stary karmel i zwlaszcza ta bulka tarta do ugotowanej fasolki szparagowej, ta buleczka tarta dominuje jak dla mnie, poza tym jest sporo rodzynkow sultanskich, tak jakby zamiast fasolki posypane ta buleczka tarta., bardzo kompleksowe piwo.. Fajne i znow zaskakujace, inne niz to litewskie ostatnie barley wine, tak samo mile zaskakujace. Od razu czuje sie szlachetnosc i dostojnosc trunku, bez 2 zdan, American Barley wine jest Fu..ing good. Dodatek sera plus zmeczenie i wyziebienie po wielu godzinach dzialkowania rekompensuje wszystkie moje stracone elektrolity i mineraly. Ciekawe jakie jeszcze beda wrazenia bo mam jeszcze dwa piwka Ale Smith. Doskonale uzupelnienie do resztki 3-letniego dojrzewajacego sera.

4
jarvo (738) - Abingdon, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2020
UPDATED: APR 10, 2020 Deep reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweetish, stewed dark fruits. Taste medium sweet but not cloying, dark fruits, warming alcohol but not overpowering. No hint of bitterness. Very nicely put together.

4
mithe (2617) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 13, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2020 (bottle 1 pt. 9.4 fl.oz. from BeerGeek online) Overall: Nice warmer. Very good, sweet and dried-fruity with nice strong alcohol bite. Aroma: Sweet, raisins, ripped fruits, dried fruits, cherry-like, alcohol, caramel. Appearance: Clear dark amber. Medium, beige head. Taste: Medium sweet, alcohol spicy, raisins, dried fruits, caramel, fruity-citrusy-sourish, light bitter, later very light woody/tanins. Palate: Medium-full body. Sticky texture. Long warm, light bitter finish.

4.1
Headbanger (4361) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2020 Old Notes. Pours a murky reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, and malt. Taste is the same with some sweetness and slight alcohol. This full bodied brew is fricking awesome.

4.4
VinegarStroke (509) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 2, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2020 Tap at the brewery. Deep red brown with a little head and lace. Aroma is lifted and concentrated. Dried fruit. Aged Vintage Port. Intense, heave yet fresh. Palate is massive. Hint of sweetness yet not dominating. Big structure but not bitter. No hint of sluggish ferments.

3.2
mansquito (11138) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2019 Bottle at RB share: bottle is quite ancient. pours brown with a small head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, malt. Taste is slightly sweet, boozy, smooth maltiness.

3.8
EvNa (2367) - Ede, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2019 Bottle. Color: Reddish copper, off-white to beige head. Aroma: Sweet, caramel, dark fruit, toffee. Taste: Sweet toffee, caramel, dark fruit and hints of red fruit, hints of vanilla. Medium to over medium sweet, moderate to over moderate bitter. On the sweet side, nice.

4
Beese (10701) - Tooting, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2019
Large bottle share at BrewDog Shoreditch in 2016. Deep amber pour. Aroma of honey comb, dried and stone fruits and burnt sugar. Very full bodied. Lots of rich, resinous, tinned fruit flavours.

3.9
PowY (3195) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 25, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2019 750 ml bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark amber with a light beige head. The aroma is medium malty and lightly hoppy with toffee, bread, some honey, some raisins, dried fruits, quiet some pine and light herbal notes. Medium full body with a light to medium sweetness and a light to medium bitterness. The flavor is medium hoppy and medium malty, similar to the smell but with a more pronounced hop presence - sweet malt, honey, bread, toasted bread, toffee, raisins, hints of alcohol, pine, some resin. Finishes with a light to medium hoppy bitterness. Very balanced and with a good drinkability due to the nice hop presence which perfectly balances the sweetish malt. Aroma: 8 Appearance: 4 Taste: 8 Mouthfeel: 4 Overall: 15


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