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RATINGS: 1682   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5002) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2009
Bottled. Aroma has caramel, raisin, lots of hops/pine, bit dusty. Clear, red-brown coloured with an off-white, medium head. The taste is bitter, bit caramel sweetish and citric/piney. Some wine/wood tones. Lingering bitterness in aftertaste. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle. Small creamy light brown excellent lacing. Amber body with small particles. Solid one step toasted roasted initial flavor and a crisp finish. Heavy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7501) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2009
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm) Reddish brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, wild berries, caramel, earthy hops and a touch of oak wood. Malty taste with dried fruit, caramel, some chocolate and earthy, slightly citrussy hops. More than medium body, slightly vinous with some malt sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Vey nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (1011) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2009
This ale poured a dark orange colour with a quickly dissipating, light tan head. To the nose there are scents of ripe fruit, scotch, butter and rum. First taste is very smooth and creamy with a whisky/rum like flavour along with thick malt and butter flavour. The finish is thick and sweet with the bourbon flavour lasting throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Pours a light, milk chocolate brown with a mid sized off white head. Big, rich nose. Sweet, with a definite hit of alcohol. Heavy bourbon on the nose. Thick, heavy on the alcohol. Wood tannins. Sweet toffee and vanilla. A lot, almost too much going on. This has to be the bourbon aged. I really don’t like it as well as what I tried on draft in the past.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6170) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2009
Bottled. Clear brown color, medium head. Aroma of caramel malt, some hop, slight pine. Quite bitter taste, some caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
almost clear brown, thick yellow head. nutty berry aroma, also a bit barley wineish. flavor is sweet malty, strong, yeast, faint sweet fruity (close to banana), ends going more and more bitter. nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8912) - 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.


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