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RATINGS: 1490   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (942) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle served in a snifter. A: Pours a magnificent clear amber color forming a small but medium bubbled light yellow head. Low retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass S: Impressive smell sherry and woody. Delicious. Very sweet and fruity as well. Strong notes of oak, bourbon, toffee and caramel malts. Strong English Old Ale character. Notes of grapes and raisins T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of oak, toffee, caramel malts, crystal malts, bourbon, grapes and dry raisins. Light hops bitterness as expected by the style M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Low carbonation. Sweet malts and woody aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Classic English Old Ale. Just another masterpiece brewed by Founders [ BA Review @ 12/24/2013 ]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
On tap at Rattle N Hum, New York, NY. A dark amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, slightly sweet, malty, caramel, a little dark fruit, slight treacle. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore [270914]
Copper red, good colour, clear, frothy white head
Aroma of caramel malts, soft sweet molasses, dab of toffee, sweet quite complex malts
Taste of rich caramel malts, soft sweet toffee, brown sugars, little hops, good malts in this
Palate - soft carb, full body, quite sweet. Finish of warming alcohol, smooth texture, brown malts, soft sweet caramel
Overall - Good warming malts in this, came across as a malty barley wine

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gbgbrouge (152) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from bottle, dark amber with almost no head. Aroma is strong with distinctive notes of dark bread, honey, resin and herbs. Taste is a real explosion. Full bodied and well balanced, notes of dried fruit, honey, pine and dark bread. Slight bitterness leads a long and lingering finish. Real nice one!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Aroma of treacle, reminds me of my mum baking cakes when I was a kid; looks deep brown, hint of gold, clear; negligble head and looks flat; tastes smooth; nice tingle of carbonation; lots of sticky malts; hint of whiskyish saltiness; ok, but far from amazing and difficult to plough through - would be better served in nips.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtu71 (115) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Tap. Medium ivory head, thick lace. Cloudy deep amber. Intence bready aroma. Full bodied. Very rich, strong and well balanced, sweet malts, hints of whiskey and turf. Excellent.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cool_Bond (1568) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
Banana, toffie and alcohol in the aroma. Heavy and intense taste of alcohol, coffee and light chocolate. The aftertaste has a good bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Not really my beer but definitely drinkable. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iRavali (41) - Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Tastes a bit like dirty bastard but not quite there. Not bad on its own but when you consider that you also have dirty bastard to contend with, it gets a slight downgrade. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby colour. Rich alcoholic, malty aroma, dried fruits. Full body, reasonably thick. Sweet malt, caramel, fruitcake and almost a bit of chocolate leading to a medium bitter finish Exceptionally well balanced, very well disguised alcohol. One of the most easily drinkable and deceptive beers of its strength. A fantastic beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghendrix (121) - Cardiff, WALES - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber with orangey tan head, frothy. Aromas of caramel, molasses, vanilla, ripe fruits, oak, leather, rum, hint of bourbon. Very nice, complex brew. Taste is medium sweet and light-medium bitter, with warm alcohol coming through at the end. Nice medium-full body and lovely mouthfeel. I like this a lot.


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