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RATINGS: 1615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8056) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2009
TAP: red/amber pour, nose of caramel and malt. Taste is caramel, malt, wood, and port. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2009
12 oz bottle from Princeton’s. Brown pour, thick foamy white head. Malty, barley aromas, some oak. Sweet, intense flavors... definitely can taste the heavy malt characteristics. Surprisingly very drinkable, nice smooth sweet finish. BIG beer with lots of great flavors going on.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 2, 2009
Botella. Bit unclear deep amber colour. Sweet caramel fruity bit chocolate aroma. Sweet caramel vinious bitter toasty malty flavour. Sweet vinious finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Copper with a small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel with dried fruits, tangerine, vanilla and cinnamon. Sweet fruity and spicy flavour, with a hint of alcohol and a little bitterness. It has old ale qualities, but you’re never in doubt about theAmerican origin.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
UPDATED: APR 10, 2011 2010-07-12, 8-5-9-4-17=43
Hazy amber color; small head. The aroma is less interesting than the first time, the flavor is as rich as I remembered: sweet caramel and toffee, strong vanilla; without being thick, the sugars are sticky on the lips; and strong final bitterness, a bit woody.

2009-08-31, bottle at Monk’s Café, Wallingatan, 9-5-9-4-18=45
Red amber color; small creamy head. Extremely rich aroma, malt caramel and vanilla oak. Strong body, rich caramel and malt flavor, perfectioned by the vanilla and the hops. Truly enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Pours brownish amber with a small off white head. Aroma is dark fruit, rich caramel malt, and sugar cookie. Flavor is oak, vanilla, caramel, with a light alcohol notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1894) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Sampled at 2009 WIU Performing Arts Society Beerfest. Two-toned reddish amber with a very small, off-white head. Slightly hazy. Somewhat subdued aroma: mildly sweet malt nose, some plum and dates and a little vanilla cookie. Sweet malt flavor: brown sugar & molasses and a little black pepper spiciness. Syrupy texture, light graininess at the end of the flavor profile.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14690) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle @ HJ Hansen, Odense. Pours dark amber with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is deep and complex. Very malty and sweet. Dark fruits, vinous, vanilla, chocolate and bourbon. Smooth, full, silky and sticky palate. Taste is vanilla, caramel, hops and dark fruits. Lovely combined and tasty stuff overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Dark pour with a small dense head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, nuts, toffee, and brown sugar. Flavor is similar, very sweet, sticky, dark rich fruit and chocolate and molasses.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (4304) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Thanks to ucusty for this one. Pours muddy orange with lots of sediment. it has a small disappearing orange head. Caramel and toffee in the aroma along with orange, plum, and raisins. The flavor is thick, sweet and alcoholic. Caramel, toffee, orange, and plum make for a pretty sweet and syrupy beer.


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