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RATINGS: 1615   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.
Editorís Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (671) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Red brown color with foam ring and some particles. The smell is very sugary and creamy with a diffuse fruit note. The taste is weirdly attractive and a little repelling. Sirupy, sugary, fruity (raisins?), caramel, foresty, oily, smooth, round and I donít know what is weird about it. This beer is special and you should try it. Interesting and weird. The taste is intense and suddenly stops a few moments later in the mouth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (1130) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2015
Amber color with big beige head. Caramel, tobacco, vanilla, some hops, something you don?t have in other comparable beers I can?t quite describe. Taste is caramel, toffee, more vanilla, piney, bitter boozy finish, plums. Smooth carbonation, thick mouthfeel. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RLiddell (58) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2015
On tap at Kilted Mermaid. Pours a beautiful caramel color, tan head that dissapates rapidly leaving minimal lacing. Not much on the nose, taste is molasses and dark fruit. Overall, a really nice old ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2653) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2015
I like this. I like old ales. I like those dark fruit raisiny notes in old ales. I like those tobacco like hop flavorings that skirt the edges of the ale-fruit. I like getting drunk on a Tuesday night for no reason. and fuck you.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally rated on 4/20/14. A viscous amber pour, some floating sediment, slight white rim of head. Smells almost like a barley wine, very sweet malty profile, caramel, plum, vanilla and booze. Tastes much like a very strong barley wine mixed with some scotch. flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, tons of barley, caramel, banana, plum, raisins. a full bodied ale with some, but not a whole lot of carbonation. Overall its very heavy, boozy, thick and rich, this would be much better on a cold dreary night instead of a sunny 80 degree afternoon.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 Bottle from Lockeís Party Shoppe. Pours light copper with a foamy beige head snd a floral treacle aroma. There is a sweet dark molasses flavor with some carbonation and a dry bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2015
I am not a huge fan of scotch ales but this is not bad. Worth a try if you have never had it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerathon (1590) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Vermilion reddish orange pour. An intensely complex beer with a rich, sweet malt profile. Alcohol is evident, gives an embracing warmth. Fair amount of bitterness, but it melds well with the sweetness of the malts. Flavors of molasses, caramel, butterscotch, candied sugar, hop spice essence, faint raisin, toffee, woody (oak). Lovely array of flavors smoothing over your palate with a loving finish. One of the best Founderís beers Iíve had, and Iíve had a lot, and a lot have been very good, so that ís saying something.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mxyzlpltk (7) - WeSt palm beach, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
Lite amber gold color, no retention, good clarity, malt forward as the style should be, with Carmel, butterscotch aroma that is booze within whiskey undertones. Palate is more maple syrup than mollasses with a candied like sweetness. Strangely I donít pick up the oak or molasses independently but notice there combination delievers what I would describe as a bourbon like character. Very pleasant considering I like bourbon as much as beer. Nice delivery on the style but my rating reflects my gravitation to hops as opposed to malt forward ales.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (690) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2015
12 oz bottle.
Medium amber, with a creamy tan head and sticky lace.
Sweet, rich, malty aroma, with caramel and toffee, a little raisin, and some mild hops. Smells like an aged barley-wine.
Flavor is sweet caramel, brown sugar, spicy hops. ABV is well hidden.


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