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RATINGS: 1514   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2009
2003 bottle traded with a non-ratebeer member years ago. Thanks Mike. Aromatic nut-butter caramel with dried fruit; there is an odd freshness to the nose that is hard to nail down. It’s very "bright." Medium amber in color with a thin off-white head that sticks to the sides of the glass. Flavors initially of malty caramel, with a toasted edge; quickly changing to sugary dried fruits and then finishing with a tannic and leathery, almost meaty finish. One drink lasted 30 seconds before the flavor dissipated. Full bodies, medium-to-soft carbonation and a fairly drying finish for such a sweet beer.


4.2
PapaDunk (10) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Pite w Multi-Qlti Tap Bar. Przejrzyste, bursztynowo-złote w wyglądzie. Piana obfita, dość szybko opadająca, biała. Bardzo słodowy, słodki aromat z wyczuwalnym karmelem i majaczącymi z tyłu chmielami. W smaku ewidentnie słodkie, goryczka przez to jest prawie niewyczuwalna mimo 96 IBU, wypełniające, wyczułem również lekki smak suszonej śliwki. Bardzo smaczny barley wine.

4.1
Brewhemia (321) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2017 Yummie barley wine just like I love them. Lots of caramel aroma as well as bread and even some nuttiness but balanced by a destinct grassy and citrussy hop aroma. The taste is high on sweetness and medium bitter with a quite bitter finish. Lots of flavor notes of dried fruits and grassy and tangerine hop flavor notes. Very nice deep amber color. A good example of why I love well brewn deep and complex strong ales.

4.2
langeveld12 (582) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 A little bit of roast, sweet dried fruits, molasses, caramel, brown sugar, forest fruits, citrus fruits. Sweet, but also quite bitter. Very well balanced. A big heavy beer. Loving it!

4.6
ALIBALI (2396) - Kiel, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2017
BOOZY US-HOP/"IRIPA"-STYLE/ ASAHARDMALTKARAMELO-MONSTER ohne Fehl & Tadeln. Honey, Pine & LakritzKratz✨🎆🚀❤👌 0,75l Bottle aus Holland !?

4.1
mateuszk (2757) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 2, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2017 lots of red fruits, caramel and some piney notes, in taste moderately sweet with nice hippy flavour. Balanced bitterness, smooth finish.

3.7
Kapsel (418) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Kacper W. is drinking an Old Numbskull by AleSmith Brewing Company at One More Beer Festival Mocno nachmielone, fajne cialo, slodkie

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Mesjasz (1613) - Lodz, POLAND - SEP 28, 2017
Probowane na One More Beer Fesitval. Pieknie pachnie, karmel, suszone i czerwone owoce. Smak slodki, lekka goryczka, w smaku podobnie jak w aromacie, piekne i zlozone piwo.

4.1
Bosbouw (2984) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2017
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, crème, herfstfruit. Smaakt zoetig, fruitig, vanille, crème, kruiden.

3.9
60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2017
Bottle enjoyed over Labor Day weekend. Dark toffee malts, wheat, coffee, figs and plums. Surprisingly light body and duration but alcohol is silky smooth and sweet. Burnt fruit finish with spice.

3.9
klu9 (836) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 9, 2017
W smaku i zapachu rodzynki, karmel, amerykańskie chmiele. Piwo bez wad, poprawne, w stylu. Ale po nitach spodziewałem się czegoś co wyrwie mnie z butów. Tak się jednak nie stało.


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