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RATINGS: 1494   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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TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Pours a dark coppery hazed color with off-white head. Caramel, dark fruits, toast, and some leather on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more caramel and dark fruit sweetness.

4.6
ANZUShophunter (472) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2016
On tap at Bloodhound Bar, Brisbane. Pours with nice copper hue and thin head but good lacing. Malty aroma mixed with earthy hops leading to rich taste profile from beginning to end. Malt sweetness eventually catches up to hop bitterness at the finish, overall an awesome brew.

4.4
thorongil2 (3171) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2016
(Bottle) murky, cloudy orange brown colour with a small beige head; rich aroma of jam, stewed fruit, brown sugar, spice; rich, balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish; thick palate, well hidden alcohol, very nice, great barley wine

3.9
Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4
humpah (281) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2016
0,75l bottle from Alko shared. Pours black colour with some head. Aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, sweetness, oak, alcohol, hops, some fruitiness. Thick body, somewhat bitter, long alcoholy and sweet aftertaste. Heavy beer.

4.3
MelvinKalksma (1579) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2016

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, wood, vanilla, overripe fruit, orange, hops, citrus and alcohol.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque dark orange/brown beer with a slight/medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, wood, vanilla, overripe fruit and orange; ends slightly bitter and slightly/medium dry with hops, citrus and alcohol.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The alcohol is noticeable all over, but manages to never becomes too dominant. All the ingredients shine through, with loads of caramel and hops. This makes the taste and palate extremely great. What a balanced Barley Wine and that is truly remarkable.

4.6
Booga (114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Simply brilliant beer. Beautiful to look at. Wonderful aroma escapes from the bottle when opened. Opaque Amber pour with 2 finger head. High carbonation and lots of lacing. Hop bitterness in the back end. Not too sweet. Nice nutty presence. Rating bottle from 11/15.

3.7
jhamp9 (1889) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Dark copper pour with a cream colored head. Tons of lacing. Strong caramel aroma with earthy hops, burnt toast, and some dark fruit. Taste follows the nose but has boozy heat and metallic notes. Full chewy body.

3.8
MaBeer1972 (2091) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2016
On tap at Draft Bar on Mission Beach. Murky russet amber. I let it warm a while. Rich sugary malts. Earthy spice. Lots of layers. Mild bitter finish

4.4
BeerRenter76 (1019) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Numbskull poured a deep brown-amber hued body, good carbonation with a thin white cap that left heavy laceing. Aroma was really nice lots of different fruit made an apperance pineapple, pear, cherry, citrus and alcohol. Flavors of chocolate, coffee at first and as it warmed the fruit flavors came into play, alcohol was noticeable throughout. Mouthfeel was thick and chewy, alcohol warms up the body some. Overall a very nice brew, cant wait to open my second one later. Originally rated on 10/13/08.


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