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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aherbelste (72) - - JUN 10, 2016
Pretty good ale. Medium body, good aroma, decent overall quality. The roasted malts are dominant, and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weevo (144) - Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle from beer club. Pours light mahogany with almost no head. Aroma of molasses. Sweetness along with the ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AshtonMcCobb (5043) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2016
On keg at Ushers. Appearance - hazy amber with a decent head. Like dark honey. Nose - tonnes of honey and Jamaica cake. A bit Oloroso sherry too. Taste - honey, toffee, figs and brown bread. Nuts. Dried orange peel. Oh and then a layer of marzipan on the finish. Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry rich yet balanced finish. Overall - this is a bit special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rugamu (134) - SPAIN - JUN 5, 2016
Buena cerveza, con toques bastante dulces mezclado con toques maderosos que hace que te venga a la mente el sabor de las castañas. Entra muy bien y no se nota mucho la graduación alcoholica. Repetiria una vez más.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Aroma of caramel and butter. Pours a reddish brown with a small, quickly dissipating head. Overall taste is sweet with pronounced molasses notes. A full-bodied ale with mild carbonation. The finish is bitter but not particularly long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (826) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 30, 2016
In the glass it has a reddish amber color with a small head. Aroma of sweetness like alcohol soaked fruit, raisins and oak. Taste is smooth with molasses, figs, raisins and more alcohol. Big flavor with a good balance that hides the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DubCInjun (36) - - MAY 27, 2016
Pours a dark amber/brown without much of a head. Has a nice full mouthfeel with flavors of coffee, chocolate, caramel, a hint of fruit, and a nice bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1207) - New York, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Sample at Whole Foods, Auburn Hills. Pours hazy caramel, kind of sedimentous appearance. Off white head. Aroma is caramel, fig, toffee, dark fruits, slightly estery, berry. Flavor is citrus hops, caramel, toffee, fig. Nice. Difficult to describe. Old ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gorgosh (424) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2016
Vissa upplevelser behöver ett lexikon för att uttydas. En krypteringsnyckel för att förstå om det är ett verk av idioti eller geni som ligger uppslaget på bordet - eller i glaset. En arom av russin, kanel och likör färgar också av sig i smaken som tyvärr är lite för söt och spritig. Efter en flaska kvarstår frågan - geni eller idioti?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dambor (370) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2016
Pours dark ruby with small head. Aroma: malty, molasses, wood, marzipan, a touch of vanilla (from the barrel?). Taste: very pleasant woody taste, counterbalanced with malty sweetness, leather, raisins and a decisive, hoppy palate, coupled with warming alcohol. Great.

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