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RATINGS: 664   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Barrel-Aged version of our American Barleywine Ale is matured in premium bourbon barrels for up to one year to develop its rich and intense flavor profile. The result is an amazingy complex beer that balances the caramel and toasted malt character of the Old Numbskull with notes of vanilla, oak, and bourbon from the barrel aged process. Savor this one now or continue to age it in the bottle 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
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - APR 16, 2007
2002, bottle 160 of 225. Opened for celebratory purposes (161 is still in the fridge, next to a 2001 BA Speedway). Tiny white ring head, translucent but not cloudy, red/amber color. Beautiful when held up to a light. Aroma is unreal, so full of bourbon and oak. Very intense- just comes pouring out at you. Some vanilla and toffee as well, maybe some faint hops. Citrusy. Quite a bit of bourbon in the flavor, still a good deal of alcohol but not a bad amount- quite typical for Numbskull in general. I get more toffee here than caramel, along with some fruityness. Not at all bitter. Very full and coating mouth feel, and as would be expected, low carbonation. Something truly wonderful, for its uniqueness and the grace with which it has aged. Im glad I have two.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokestereo (337) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
Pours hazy dark brown with a thin light tanned head. Aroma; Vanilla, bourbon, toffee and oak. Taste; Bourbon, vanilla, toffee, almond and a touch of dried dark fruits.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Korcz (1883) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdmiralVernon (1029) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2016
A: Deep brown coloured with some red notes and a huge offwhite head N: Bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, tobacco T: Bourbon, vanilla, toffee O: Very nice balanced!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (1233) - Lodz, POLAND - OCT 17, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 Bottle at tasting panel at Warszawski festiwal piwa. Very complex, nice balance, full of almond, vanilla, ripe and dark fruits. One of best.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (6556) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2016
750ml bottle pours out amber topped with a small sand head. Nose is nice sweetness malts toffee brown sugar some pit fruit and some of the bourbon barrel vanilla shows. Taste is more of the sweet malt caramel toffee pitfruit and the bourbon barrel goodness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4310) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle from last nights share. Thick amber body, small ring of bubbly head, Picking up all of the barley wine essences, but little of the bourbon barrel. Sweet malt, toffee, caramel in both aroma and taste. It doesnt even present itself as that boozy of a beer. Some dark fruit, raisins, some vanilla.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Karol (896) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2016
Tapped at the epic Alesmith barrel aged beer tasting room. Dark brown color, red orange when flash lighted. Beige thick head. Taste is epic refreshing fruity plums strawberry cherries grapes. Finish is epic dry tabaco cigar like taste. Impressive! I have never tasted a cigar in a beer. Epic. Overall mind blowing!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (6554) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2016
On draft at the brewerry. Pours a murky mahogany with a tan head. Fruity nose. Flavors of caramel, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Boozy roast finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
c0fein (591) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2016
750ml bottle from Saveur-Biere. Oravankolo tasting. Vintage 2013.

Reddish hazy colour. Bourbon, warmness, dark fruits, plum, raisin, boozy breath. Mmm..

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popery (2079) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 11, 2016
750 ml bottle. 2016 vintage. Just picked this one up from the brewery last weekend. The beer is a dark amber brown. Small light brown to beige head. Deep toasty malt flavors. Big caramel. Treacle, molasses, brown sugar. Vanilla, coconut, caramel in bourbon barrel flavors. The barrel is well-integrated and goes with the beer nicely. Taste is rich and sweet. Lots of toasty malt. Big barrel sweetness. Light woody bitterness. Fairly strong booze, but its nice and warming. Full body. Fairly smooth. Relatively thick. Very nice beer.


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