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RATINGS: 1478   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Pours a deep amber/mahogany with very little head. Smelled like oak or bourbon aging malty goodness. Taste was the same with a surprising bitterness which I learned afterward was due to blending e.s.b. type beer and barleywine. Thick beer but very drinkable. Yum.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2009
cedar vanilla cream and big malt and distilate aroma. sweet thick and creamy but viscus. fantastic complexity with wod cream and alcho notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8766) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a medium head. Aroma of toasted malts, honey, peach, plum and a tart finish. Taste of toasted malts, honey, peach, cherry, raisin, oak and whisky. Fairly bitter. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2009
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1513) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2009
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2011
Name: Old Curmudgean
Date: February 18, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Vintage: 2008
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
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

Name: Old Curmudgean
Date: April 23, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Prado
Vintage: 2011
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
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (383) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2009
This beer tastes like a cranked up version of Red’s Rye. And as far as I am concerned, that kicks ass.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAR 2, 2009
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.


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