RATINGS: 1494   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 96   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2682) - - DEC 27, 2010
Great Barleywine. VERY hoppy. Big viscous body. Lots of toffee, caramel, biscuit, and pungent heavy hops. Almost like a DIPA. Sticky. Some honey. Another finely crafted Alesmith beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (913) - SWEDEN - APR 22, 2017
Flaska frn Beergium. Osker p rtal, kan vara ganska frsk. Provning med lsllskapet. Klar kopparrd med halvfinger hgt, grddig, beige skumkrona. Doftar torkad frukt, mandelmassa, knck och malt. Stor, oljig, lite matt kropp. Stor i smaken med rejla ntiga och knckiga toner och lite inslag av apelsinskal. Stor och potent med vrmande alkohol. Vl sammansatt. Hller ihop vl mellan stma, storlek och alkohol. Ganska straightforward och klassisk barley wine. Gott!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zenkis (834) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAR 29, 2017
Lovely. Hopped and dryhopped - dont know, but its malt richness, deepness is so cosmically well balanced, rounded up with bitterness and hops flavor. Man... one of those beers you regret when its empty bottle. I wonder what is the big difference between this BW and some similar light/dark-to-darker malts combo Wee Heavy?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
imperial_suchy (168) - Rybnik, POLAND - MAR 29, 2017
Piwo bursztynowe z jasno-beżową pianą. W aromacie przede wszystkim suszone owoce, karmel. Czuć też słodkie, dojrzałe owoce. Zapach jest świetny, intensywny. W smaku suszone owoce, karmel, słodkie tropikalne owoce, jest też lekka wanilia, na finiszu subtelna goryczka. Piwo ma bardzo gładką fakturę, niskie wysycenie pije się przyjemnie. Myślałem, że piłem już dobre barley wine, ale old numbskull to zweryfikował. To piwo jest wspaniałe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Szulo (67) - Pock, POLAND - MAR 21, 2017
Pite w ramach panelu w Carpe Kraft. Na samym początku zachwyca już wygląd. Piana drobnopęcherzykowa oblepia szkło i utrzymuje się do końca picia. Kolor opalizujący, ciemno miedziany. Aromat karmelizowanych owocw daktyle, figi, rodzynki, szlachetny alkohol. Smak jest trochę zaskoczeniem na plus, czuć wyraźnie gorycz ale nie męczącą, jest także słodko wyklejające. Bardzo dobre.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dropi6 (311) - POLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Pours amber, clear, minimal head. Fruits, alcohol, hops, raisins, more alcohol, malts, caramel. Sweet, but than massive bitterness. Full body, extremely oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (3481) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
750ml brown bottle. Colour is deep golden/amber, the beige head is thick and full, very sticky and clingy in the glass. Nose has toffee malt sweetness, brown sugar, rich malts, orange. Taste - toffee malts, dark sugar, sponge candy, late hop notes. Late bitterness, lasting malt richness and hop bitterness. The body is full, good carbonation for a heavy beer. Alcohol is well integrated. Hell of a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_queue (136) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Super sweet aroma with a bit of hops. Flavors provide a combo of fruits, caramel, & citrus hops with a big boozy finish. Ive also had this at a year old, and I think thats where its really at its best; hops recede to allow more of the roasted malts to come thru. Boozy fresh and even boozier as it ages. Exemplary American barleywine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogonczyk (139) - Ruda Slaska, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Sweet aroma of ripe exotic fruits with some resin notes on the decent caramel background. Full bodied but not very sweet, slightly warming, soft carbonation with silky finish. Hops and malts symphony!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Listigovers (1086) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Brown and slight orange tinge with a very dense thin tan head. Smell is incredible, lots of resinous hop oiils and dark fruitiness, cigar, a deep caramel roast malt. Flavour is huge, tons of caramel malt sweetness, packed with hop oiliness, end of having a slight bitter aftertaste. Hops are very earthy and rich, very full bodied and warming. Incredibly decadent, wonderful beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (3553) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2016 Home. Hazy dark amber with white head. Big sweet roasted barley and light caramel. Dry and bitter medicinal and bandaids, rubberbands. Somewhere hoppy. Medium sweet, quite bitter for the style. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Its like Wolfenstein 2D. Update the next day: my skull is numb af.

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