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RATINGS: 1736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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.
Editorís Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2915) - New York, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Draught from R&H. Poured a brownish with litttle head. Dark sweet wood. Alcohol was noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Hazy deep reddish pour, almost rust. Minimal white head. Aroma is sweet malt , notes of whisky alcohol and wood. Flavor opens with sweet toasted malt, moves into a tannic leathery character and ends spicy with some alcohol. The beer is sticky malt with low carbonation and plenty of alcohol warmth. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (606) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2010
(bottle) A hazy-red, bubbling body with a small tan head. The aroma is rich and sweet with malt; strong alcohol and notes of fruit. Flavor is strong and alcohol and sweet malt; notes of caramel, vanilla, bourbon and wood. Body is full and soft with carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Tap @ TacoMac, Johnís Creek. $9.00, 10oz pour. Medium brown-reddish color. Rocky light tan head. Aroma of mixed berry, spruce, and caramelized praline nuts. Flavor has a vanilla, bold malt. Finishes with a pine bitterness. Lots of dark fruits in the finish. Bold hop, sticky malt. Sexy lace left on the glass. Oak aromas come through as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 3, 2010
Bottled 355ml. Bottled 02/24/09. It pours an amber beer with a small head. Sediments floating. Dried mushroom (boletus)- what I sometimes put in my risotto and a lot of caramel in the nose. Sticky spotty lace. Fennel sneaking in. Full bodied, sweet and nutty. Overrated in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2010
Dark orange .. strong medium foam .. . pretty sweet for an old ale, light fruit, raisin, caramel and a fruit salad from mars flavours .. . nice stuff, i would love to try this on tap.. . the man on the label depresses me .. . Stan, poke your grandma!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2010
Hazy amber-brown topped by a thin ring of foam. Toasty, caramel malt aroma with some underlying fruits and grape skins. Sweet malts, raisins, and an earthy hop bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2010
Pours a deep orange, brown haze with a thin soapy white head. Has an aroma of vanilla and dark fruit. Has a taste of licorice and dark fruit. Has a nice malty backbone. Pretty well balanced. Not too sweet. Could probably use a bit more hops, could use some more bitter. Bitter is very subtle. Alcohol comes through. My first stab at an old ale. Has a barleywine feel, but is less sweet and more dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5722) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - APR 18, 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, yeast and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4489) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2010
12oz Bottle. Tart leather, heavy malts. Sticky and lightly molasses sweet. Great. Smooth, unassuming but hugely flavorful. Tight, dark ruby pour without much head. Nose is brown suger and some pine. Great fresh hoppiness to this, very upfront. Not too flashy but really solid

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