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RATINGS: 1465   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1505) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle: Clear light brown color with a small white. Sweet alcohol aroma of bourbon, leather. This is like whiskey not like beer. WOW. Cousin of barley wine indeed. Very tasty!!!!!!!�

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steiner15 (3) - Hamilton, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
Solid oak taste,easy sipper with the malt background does let the the oak taste stay in the back of your mouth

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerSkull (1308) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
(Bottle). Tart aroma and taste of fruit, butterscotch, marzipan, mushrooms and figs. Damn! This is not my kind of beer! Too much butter toffee !!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (4252) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle from SB cons 2014-09-05 Göteborg AR: rasins, plum sauce, caramel fudge, almond liqure AP: amber clear, stouthy ofwhite foam F: almondy liqure, rasins, vanilla bourbon, plum sauce, rich carbonation , medium bitternees, warming feeling - great brew , please store me!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (115) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Vätskan är bärnstensfärgad med beiget skum. Kraftfull doft av russin, smörkola och fat. Smaken inte riktigt lika kraftfull men mycket angenäm av ovannämda dofter. Trevlig beska och bitterhet som avrundas med den knäckiga fatkaraktären.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (540) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 4, 2014
Half at craft beer festival. Pours dark amber with wispy off white head. Aroma is whiskey, oak, treacle, honey. Flavour is light whiskey, toffee treacle malts. Light carbonation with a really sweet wood aftertaste. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (420) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Nose is rich molasses, brown sugar, marzipan, slight brandy. Taste is rich, vanilla, brandy butter, brown sugar, booze, leading to dry leather and oak, some dark chocolate and earth then an oily pine finish. MOuthfeel is slick. An outstanding beer that is maybe just a touch to bitter in the finish for my personal preference.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Berard (309) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with thin white head that dissipates. Sweet cherry aroma over light carbonation. Sweet fruit flavors in the malt. A bit too boozy for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (388) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber, thin cream head and medium lacing. Incredibly complex aromas of molasses, cherry, marzipan, brown sugar, caramel, oak and a lick of alcohol. Malty front, followed by an oily/pine hop middle and finish with a long moderate bitterness. The oak was present but the alcohol dominated to the beers detriment

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (285) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - SEP 1, 2014
355 ml bottle shared with Calm_Dreamer and #Electron. Dark red to light brown color with a nice 2-finger off-white head. Aromas of red wine, vanilla and some oak. Taste of slight caramel, some dark fruits, red wine, vanilla, oak. Sweet aftertaste. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.


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