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RATINGS: 1504   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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4.3
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2009 Bottle 75cl.
[ Courtesy of henrikb ]. Clear medium red amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, cacao, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange, vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090116]
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Bottle 75cl. @ Weekend of Tarts After Tasting
Clear medium red amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity - berry, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange, moderate yeasty. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. [20090530]
8-4-8-4-18

4.1
yespr (45425) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at the brewery. Pours clear and golden orange to brown with a lacing off-white head. Caramel and and hoppy and dense hoppy aroma. Flavour is smooth and dense hoppy and medium sweet caramel malty flavour. Fruity hops and mild spiced finish. Lovely.

3.2
Ungstrup (37569) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2004
An unclear dark amber beer with no head. The aroma is very hoppy, sweet, and malty. The flavor is very sweet and very hoppy = very simple, and with alcohol burning the tongue. For me, this is too simple.

3.9
joergen (28108) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle at GABF 2008. Clear golden coloured with a meidum sized off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, cookies and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, cookies, hops and pine needles with notes of alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

4.1
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy dark fruit aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel flavor with aome nice hoppy hints. Has a malty hoppy bitter finish with a long dark fruit and caramel aftertaste. Very nice!

4.3
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2011
Bottled (thanks to whoever sent this to me, someone in the us... drewbeerme or jjpm74 afair...). Reddish amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is raisins, toffee, some mild hoppyness along with some earth and some stuff. Flavour is toffee, caramel, some mild alcohol, pleasant "old dead hops".

4.4
omhper (25108) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2002
Red-brown. Relatively light bodied and drinkable for a barley wine, big aromatic hop bitterness. A beer to love in a beautiful bottle!

3.8
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Pours a hazy, amber golden with a small, off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and overripe fruit. Extremely full-bodied with fat accents of burned caramel, sweetish overripe fruit and a bitter finish. 030407

3.9
madmitch76 (24805) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
3rd September 2008. Cloudy brown beer. Full on Barleywine. Malty salty start followed by a breif sweet note and then a hoppy finish. Also has an accompanying bready tone. Complex and moorish.

4.1
Travlr (24732) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2010
750 ml bottle. Clear amber color, no head. Aroma of pine-sol (in a good way). Taste is boozy, with lots of stone fruits. Interesting.


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