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RATINGS: 1477   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peral2 (579) - - DEC 28, 2012
Barley wine and a real good barley wine, but is this a really good beer. I like it verymuch but is it a beer??? I surrender because I like it ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ANZUShophunter (306) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thorongil2 (2528) - , 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (802) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humpah (156) - Jyvskyl, 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1091) - UTRECHT, 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Booga (93) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1714) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1861) - Taunton, Massachusetts, 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRenter76 (842) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1651) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Medium copper color, medium frothy white head. Sweet hops and syrup aroma. Medium body with a sweet malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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