KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel colored pour with a small white head. Sugary oak on the nose along with some whiskey. Slightly sticky on the palate. Flavor is very smooth with light oak notes along with molasses. Alcohol is very noticeable but not in a bad way.
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy red with no head. Aroma of oak, hops, whiskey, brown sugar. Flavor of whiskey barrles, brown sugar and molasses, hint of hops and alcohol. Crisp, complex, tasty, and all-around satisfying. This is a monster, but a balanced monster.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Gabe. Poured murky brown with small head. Malty, sweet aroma with a small hint of chocolate. Taste is similar to a barley wine. Not a bad brew.
GMCC2181 (1505) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2009 Bottle shared by wolf. Muddy red in color, weak head. Sweet sugary malty aroma and nice touch of chocolate. Taste is sweet sugary malty and a touch of chocolate. Some dark fruits, figs and raisons. Even a bitterness in the end to help balances it out. Easy to drink for a higher alcohol percentage beer. Reminds me of a barleywine...Overall solid beer thanks wolfman for sharing! ***UPDATE***** Stfun hooked me up with a bottle. Pretty much think the same thing as before but a little more impressed. Nice sipping beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2011
Name: Old Curmudgean
Date: February 18, 2009
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: cloudy amber, fine off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet orange aroma with lots of earthy hops, deep rich malt, fruityness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of earthy bitterness, touch of peppery alcohol, fruity sweetness is trying to emerge but needs time to develop
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Name: Old Curmudgean
Date: April 23, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, Prado
Appearance: opaque dark amber, frothy beige head, lotsof lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, brown sugar sweetness
Flavor: rich malty flavor, caramel sweetness, lots of earthyness leaving a long bitter finish, touch of fruityness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer tastes like a cranked up version of Red’s Rye. And as far as I am concerned, that kicks ass.
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste 3/9 Bottle. Looks: Brown murk with a trace of bubbles around the rim. Aroma: Bourbon and sweet malts, some alcohol and mild raisin. Taste: Rich and sweet followed by bourbon and spice with a bit of hops an the finish.
flyerdog (7) - Ardmore Park, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I found this to be very complex...when cold it hits you with a light hoppy taste followed by a deep smoky body..the finish is dry and whole. As it warms the smokiness gets lighter and the hops are much more pronounced throughout..pretty amazing actually! Good stuff
ealdent (48) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful reddish brown with little lacing. Sweet and malty but still some complex, woody flavors. Enjoyable to sip, getting richer as it warms.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ap: A cloudy dark orange with some floaties. Aro: Faint whiffs of caramel, dried fruit and chocolate. Taste: Chocolate, GUMMIBEARS and bitter hops. Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy. Overall: Non offensive yet non impressive.