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RATINGS: 1748   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.
Editor’s Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle - Clear ruby-brown colour, medium stable beige head. Sweet aromas of caramel, dried fruits, brown sugar and raisins. Taste is heavily sweet with a lot of dried fruits, some dates, raisins and caramel, a touch of honey and some spices. Full body, soft carbonation, sticky mouthfeel, sweet finish, alcohol is well hidden. Great strong ale with rich maltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
badonkadonkaus (3) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2016 does not count
Easily one of my go-to beers of all time. Like having a home-cooked meal and dessert all in one

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBrain (158) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle to snifter. Sweet bourbon oak aroma. Clear ruby amber, small head. Sweet roasty very oaky flavor. Medium thick, low carbonation. Lingering sweet woody with modest bitterness .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (1060) - MOROCCO - JUL 23, 2016
Pours a clear, deep amber with a creamy, quickly diminishing head. Nice aromas of malt and dried fruit. Great malt backbone with dried fruit. Another good Founder’s brew, one of my favorite Old Ales.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cokemonkey11 (505) - - JUL 18, 2016
1/3 pint, keg. Pours medium dark brick red amber and very opaque, turning brown within. Perfect white tan head subsiding average slow. Scent is herbs, maybe oregano. Cumin and cinnamon both. Gingerbread scent - ginger? Old ale. Taste is very dense bourbon cask with a surprising fire on the way down considering the lack of ethanol taste, in spite of high ABV. Very intense. Finish is whiskey. Impressive. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2161) - Hagen, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2016
0.355 l bottle from ’P&M Getränke’, best before October 2016 (according to the import label which does not allow me to read anything from the original back label). Clear, deep reddish amber with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, beige head. Sweetish, malty and a bit boozy aroma of caramel, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, honey, candied fruits and some plasticine. Very sweet, malty and a little alcoholic taste of lots of toffee, molasses, brown sugar, some honey, a touch of vanilla and some plasticine, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, a little alcoholic finish. Full body, sticky and oily mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Heavy stuff, not that easy to drink, not completely round as wel. Still nice, but expected something more sophisticated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senap (614) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Här var de alkohol! Det märks att det är nästan 10% i denna. I övrigt en rund och en aning söt smak. Fint brun med hyfsat skum.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
travelguy (5) - USA - JUL 10, 2016 does not count
This ale has it nailed. Aroma of sweet caramel. Just enough hops to balance the rich molasses flavor. Mouth feel is big, rich and smooth. The best in class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (451) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Hazy amber color. Aroma has yeast, spice and some hops. Dominated by a malty taste, it has a nice layer of sweet caramel and a slight bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
E_leap (11) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2016
What a beautiful aged ale!, dark golden color, with light brown head, showcasing the sensational malts, and the molasses been used to brew this amazing beer, the aromas of sweet malts, with elegant hits of oak, and spices from the barrel aging, taste of lightly roasted malts, and the taste of the barrel aging is breath taking, the texture is full bodied , and very creamy, smooth and very easy to drink.

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