RATINGS: 1491   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (16414) - - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruits, toffee, hop and oak. Flavour is malt, caramel, toffee, medium sweet, oak, hop, quite bitter with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Szulo (39) - 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 (232) - 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 (3450) - 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 (134) - 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 (136) - 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 (1066) - 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 (3432) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4754) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to Mrk. Clear dark amber with quite big beige head. Caramel, strong grass and lime peel, burning alcohol, toffee, raisins, some red wine, light wood and bitter herbs. Medium sweet and strong herbal and alcoholic. Full bodied. Very bitter and alcoholic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Faathoven (98) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - DEC 29, 2016
Pours ruby with deep amber shades and a frothy beige/khaki head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, hops (somehow earthy), pine needles, honey, some dark fruits like raisins and dried plums. The flavour is awesome: tons of caramel malts up front, brown sugar, honey, dark fruits and in the end the hops come and clean the mouth leaving it dry and bitter. Superbly balanced. Medium to full body, almost oily texture. The best barley wine so far, together with Mikkellers Big Worse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle shared. great job ale smith making this hopped barley wine, full body, full flavor.

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