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RATINGS: 1369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mastelefish (70) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours an amber-brown with a thin white head. Smells of chocolate and caramel are strong at the nose. Has a medium-thick body, medium bitterness, and a pleasant chocolatety aftertaste. Definitely would recommend, but is on the stronger side.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Hotel glass From: Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz. Price: $2.59 Purchased: May 15, 2014 Consumed: May 16, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a caramel, amber clear color with about one finger of bubbly, off-white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Average foamy layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average-to-poor retention on the top of the glass. Had to work for the smell, but got apple juice, dark apple, green grapes, fruity aromas, floral notes and some sugary honey. Tasted much, much better than the smell and a lot different. Got oak, molasses, vanilla, dark apple, fruity notes, light butterscotch, booziness and still some sweet honey. Medium body. Oily-to-thin texture. Soft carbonation. Long, boozier finish. This beer was just OK. I was hoping for more, but it was missing something. Can’t quite put my finger on what.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1595) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Thanks Malster85 for this extra! Wonderful stuff. Pours a gorgeous honey color with white head. Sweet and malty aromas... Honey and vanilla too. Fairly soft palate.. Sweet bready flavors that finishes boozy. Excellent. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringe Schaumkrone. Geruch süß malzig, fruchtig, holzig, leicht alkoholisch, genauso ist auch der Geschmack.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Don’t you just love it when you drink a beer not expecting to like it, but walk away with a new favorite? I. Loved. This. Beer. Big caramel, molasses, and dark fruit up front, giving way to slight bourbon, oak, pine, a touch of vanilla, pine and earthy hop spice. Super subtle alcohol burn and citrus rind on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjohnny (359) - - MAY 9, 2014
Fruit. Sweet. Malty. Pours a dark orange amber with a thick slowly fading off white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Thick full mouthfeel. Very smooth. Clean. Sweet. Molasses. Earthy. Oaky. Slight bitterness on the finish with the slightest lingering warmth. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
puboflyons (2043) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It pours medium copper to dark amber with a modest off-white head and a slight cloudy appearance. The aroma is subtle all around but the malts tend to be the main ingredient with a slight alcohol buzz. Molasses sweetness. Oak. The body is medium to full and fairly smooth. The taste is where it all happens with those sweet molasses fired malts expressing themselves exponentially and a slight alcohol burn but nothing offensive. Mildly bitter. A fine drinking experience.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3296) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle; poured an amber color with a whitish head. Aroma of booze, caramel, molasses, booze and cookies. Flavor was not as robust, but good. Cookies and molasses, some booze; a bit dry, could use some sweetness for balance. A bit of earthiness in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a reddish copper . Raisin fig and oak aromas . Taste is molasses , toffee and a touch of alcohol . Ages very well . Delicious . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FreakG (10) - SPAIN - MAY 4, 2014
Gold -Copper with orange sparks. Woody with a nice mouthfeel (not cloying)..Very SWEET (seems Rum) Very good beer.


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