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RATINGS: 1748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Bottled. Deep copper coloured, small head. Aroma is fruits, some hops, mild burnt sugar, some slight alcohol as well. Flavour is fruits, wood, nectar, honey and some red berries. Finishes hoppy, caramelly and berryish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Now this is a sipping beer! Fantastic aroma, almost a charred wood smell to it with a sweetness rivaling a barleywine. Pours a dark amber with lots of sediment floaties (this was sitting in my beer fridge for a while I must admit) Personally I find this one best after sitting out in its glass for about 10 minutes so it warms up a tad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Pours amber with a fully receding wispy tan head. Notes of thick toffee, caramelized wort, bourbon, raisin, plum. Heavy bodied, sticky and alcoholic with soft carbonation. Quite a nice sipper.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nwiseman (202) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Bottle from VBS. Pours a deep ruby brown with almost no head. Sweet malt with obvious molasses aroma. Rich and full-bodied with a kind of burnt sweetness. Alcohol is very noticeable. Another very solid offering from Founder’s and a great way to end the night.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3582) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
It poured a very thick and hazy dark dirty amber liquid with lots of stuff floating around in it. A very strong ale with a heavy sweetness and intense flavour of caramel, malt, leather, dried fruit and hops. I did not read the ABV until after after I started it. It did not taste that strong, but I felt it fast. Thanks for the trade JB.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Noudsch (69) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2010
Low carbonation. Dark amber color. Fruity sweet aroma. Fruity tase. Aged in wooden barrels. Bourbon I guess. Nice bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
On tap at Founders while in town for RBSG. Pours a clear ruby orange with a thin white head. Soft alcohol on the nose, sweet fruit. Medium bodied, caramel and booze. Long slow bitterness on the finish. While not bad at all, I was surprised how I got more alcohol in here than in the barrel aged treatment I had earlier, which had a higher ABV.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
12oz - gift bottle - Red/orange liquid, no head. Pine and sawdust on nose, some cream notes on plate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4802) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
10 ounce goblet - $9.00 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia. Appearance: Dispensed into a simple, all-purpose goblet a hazed, mahogany-hued body with a scant, white head. Smell: A rich, invitingly malty nose smelling of caramel, chunks of toast, and brown sugar stirred up into cake batter. Fruity notes of citrus, cherries, and green raisins punctuated by some stinging alcoholic wafts. Taste: The lush, tempting sweetness of heavily caramelized sugars with additional tastes of toasted bread, light brown sugar, and spiced holiday cake. The fruitiness from the aroma is well-represented in a taste of raisins marinated in cherry liqueur and spiced with a bit of dried orange peel. Moderate bitterness provides a bit of balance, though this one remains fairly on the sweet side of things. Soft, sweet finish with plenty of alcohol warmth rolling in. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, with a mouthfeel both smooth and a bit sticky. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: Bold AND beautiful. A quality sipper, even on a day in South filled with 100-degree heat and 100-percent humidity.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1248) - USA - JUL 30, 2010
Deep amber with a thin white head. Aroma is rich, musty with something that reminds me of spiced bread. Definitely unique. Flavor is also somewhat hard to peg. Rich flavor, some strong bittersweet notes. Hops are somewhat present but overwhelmed by the musty malty taste that was in the aroma. Some slight spice in the finish. Could almost describe this as liquid spiced bread. Overall, very interesting, you can’t reach for this beer at anytime, but a pleasant experience.


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