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RATINGS: 1747   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
Couleur du cuivre foncer, presque rouge, avec très peu de mousse mais les très belles dentelles. L’arôme est bordée du malt, avec du caramel, sucre brun, mélasse, un peu de chêne et presque pas d’houblon. En bouche c’est encore très malté. D’abord il y a du caramel, mélasse et sucre brun, c’est un peu sucré et un peu lourde sur la palate, mais le malt puissant est accompagner presque toute de suite par une bonne amertume. C’est très près d’un barleywine mais plus buvable. Avec le montant d’houblon ca irait bien vieillie en cave.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingaugusta (235) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Pours a hazy gold amber with a lingering off white head. Nose is restrained and a little sweet with a bit of oak. The barrel aging dominates the front with complex lighter flavors coming out on the backside. Alcohol is well-hidden. A little unremarkable but drinkable especially given the strength

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - MAR 20, 2016
Appear : Clear ruby-amber color with foamy head. - 4 Aroma : Grainy malt aroma and woody-oak aroma. - 7 Mouthfeel : Medium carbonate, medium body, creamy. - 4 Taste : Bitter, sweet, soft woody, a little bit of booze underneth. - 6 Overall : Don’t get what this beer is. - 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2242) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2016
One finger of head on a dark straw body. Aroma is spices, molasses, oak and lemon. Taste is dark fruit sweet, a bit of dry wood, and a mild dry bitter finish. Texture is thicker. Nice flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewtalita (237) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 29, 2016
Deep amber, hazy. Low beige head. Aroma toffee, candi sugar, butter biscuit, oak chips and rum cask. Palate medium, low carbonation. Pleasant and warming finish. Taste herbal notes, toffee, molasses, milk chocolate and vanilla. Wonder-fucking-ful! Complex and original beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle 2010 vintage poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toffee, fruitiness, sherry, spice and light caramel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, sherry and dried fruit with a smooth lingering sherry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (1407) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Murky mahogany, no head just thin film of foggy remains of one. Sweet surypy malt, bit ash, bubblegum, mildly caramel, dried dark fruits, alcohol mostly hidden. Chewy, soft feel, low carbonation, full thick body, malty medium long finish with mixed sweet notes, vanilla, mocca. Nicely balanced, good warm thick feel and lively nuanced finish. Tasty winter warmer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshRaburn (110) - - JAN 26, 2016
Very rich and sweet. Honey on the nose. Much more malty than hopyy overall. Nice deep clear amber colour. Interesting to drink this next to Lagunitas Brown sugga: similar maltiness and IBU level, but totally different hoppiniess perception, this one more pure bitterness and flavour, lesss aroma and pine etc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle purchased a couple years ago I reckon. Pours nice amber/red. Aroma is sugary sweet and toffee. Flavor is about the same. Some piny hops in the finish actually. Maybe a bit more than I’d prefer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1656) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2016
.3l on tap @Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours cloudy reddish brown with medium head. Aroma is fruits, malts, syrup, bread, bisquit, dried fruits. Vanilla notes. Flavor is dark malts, bread, fruits, alcohol notes, vanilla, hops, syrup notes. Great beer!

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