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RATINGS: 1372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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This Old Ale conjures up thoughts of classic sea fairing ports, there local pubs and the weathered fisherman that frequent them. In traditional style Curmudgeon is brewed with an intense focus on the malt bill creating a very strong, rich, malty characteristic and a sweetness indicative of its cousin the barleywine. We are especially proud of the balance in this beer making it deceptively smooth and drinkable at 9.8% alcohol by volume.
Editor’s Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
forthebirds (26) - - MAR 30, 2014
Amber brown in color with a thin head. Pour is slightly thick and mouthfeel medium. Caramel, molasses, oak. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2143) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Poured a really pretty garnet colour with a whispy head. Malty nose. Boozy in the mouth but, not super hot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (480) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Clear, dark amber. Small white head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste is malty, with wood and tobacco, well rounded. Malt and sweetness well balanced by the bitterness. Low carb, long finish, bitter and perhaps lightly sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
magikarp (15) - - MAR 21, 2014
Heavily malty and boozy ale. Particularly sweet with dark sugars. Very delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2342) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle from SJ. This brew had some complexities to it, but it was blended well. Nice notes of wood, caramel, sweet malt and hop. Definetely had some booze undertones to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djmatthews88 (9) - Abbotsford, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014 does not count
coffee, banana, smoke, amber, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1110) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
A mid amber orange coloured beer with a weak white head. A syrupy malt aroma, caramel, and a vinous, Port-like sweetness. A full-bodied mouthfeel. A huge, malt taste, vinous and raisiny, plus caramel and toffee. The alcohol makes an appearance, that tempers the sweetness with a refreshing sourness. The sweetness takes over again in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (925) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Appearance: Hazy copper/ruby with short lived thin ivory head. Aroma: Pine, syrup, treacle, fig. Taste: Medium sweet, low bitter and sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, low/average carbonation, butterscotch, vanilla, treacle, fig finish with an alcohol warmth. Comments: Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. All hail the cumdungeon. Clear amber pour with a slightly sticky beige head. Nose is full of coconut, deep molasses and caramel. Seems very oaky with plenty of silly sweet vanilla. Taste is sticky toffee, honeycomb, molasses, vanilla and light coconut. Plenty going on. Fair kick of heat to finish with. Quite sticky sweet. Very solid

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
Pours dark copper with a large off-white head. Nose shows vanilla oak notes, sweet rich molasses, chocolate malt, hazelnut and sweet caramel. Similar woody and vanilla oak characters as flavours alongside some light roasted malt, booze and heaps of sweet syrupy malt. Nice moderate carbonation and syrupy body.

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