fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Best beer of the night. I have not had a BA Numbskull in a long time. And it was my first of the Rye variety. So delicious. I will have to get more of this. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Nom nom this is soooo good. Clean balance of rye sweet syrups a balance of fruity hops a warm swallow .. One of my favorite the rye is the best compliment yet. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap at brewery. Cloudy medium brown with a thin off white head. Rye whiskey, molasses, and biscuit aroma. Biscuit, toffee, molasses, eye whiskey and oak, sweet grain, and a caramel flavor to the finish. Thick bright and creamy palate. Excellent. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2013
750ml bottle, courtesy of my buddy Tim. thanks! pours a hazy, russet color capped by a creamy, beige head that leaves thick sheets of lace. aroma is wonderful with heavy notes of caramel, toffee, candied pineapple, raisins, and figs back by toasted coconut, charred oak, and subtle hints of rye whisky. flavor is simply outstanding with sweet toffee, yellow cake batter, coconut cookies, and vanilla up front with dark fruits, hints of chocolate covered orange, oak, and dry, spicy rye whisky bringing up the back end. palate is full bodied and dangerously drinkable by moderate carbonation and a great balance of the spicy, woody barrel notes and the sweet barleywine notes. overall, another world class barrel aged beer from Alesmith. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Toffee colored pour, yellowish tan head. Flavors of raisins, rye whiskey, caramel, toffee, toasted oak, vanilla, brown sugar, honey, fruitcake. YUM.
koleminer20 (3704) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at the 3rd Annual Barleywine Tasting at Travis’s house. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a deep ruby with a nice thin collar of egg shell colored head that vanishes quickly leaving a little lace. The aroma is a little boozy for my liking. There is a pretty hefty rye spice to go with a woodiness and a bit of booze. There is a little caramel and some light (well, dark, but minimal influence) sugar on the back end. The flavor is fantastic. There is a plethora of things happening. The chocolate and caramel balance out wonderfully, there is a light vanilla, a spicy rye, and a pretty good addition of booze. It’s not overly done, just balances well. The mouth feel is thick and viscous. There is a soft carbonation that leaves this baby to hang around for days. The aftertaste is a little hot, but nicely spicy with a wonderful vanilla caramel thing happening. This is a damn good barleywine. AleSmith kills it again. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle from tleaver33, shared with friends. Poirs muddled deep amber. Lots of figs, raisen, light wood, vanilla. Creamy body. Fuck tleaver, this agression will not stand. blomster (289) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Tasty. Yummy. More please. I feel good. Please someone give me more bottles. daje (4436) - NORWAY - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle shared at Schouskjelleren, july 1st 2014. Dark brown body, small tanned head. Strong whisky and toffee aroma, oak, alcohol, vanilla. Taste of sweet dark sugar, whisky, rye, wood, dark fruit, in a nice complexity. Warm boozy finish, sweet vanilla and caramel aftertaste. Damn nice :-) ansalon (3918) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Pours cloudy deep mahogany with a medium off white head. Aromas of caramel, figs, dates, cognac marinated raisins. Quite complex and warming. Taste is fucking amazing! Caramel, bourbon, raisins, toffee, figs and towards the end some sherry notes. Mouthfeel is incredible smooth with low carbonation. Aftertaste is quite mellow with some very nice alcohol warmth. Fantastic!