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RATINGS: 1702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WilleLW (236) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
Dark reddish colour with a creamy head. Aroma of molasses, berries and fruits. Relatively sweet notes with hints of smoke and oak. Some caramel. Taste of caramel, some molasses and some oak. Spicy flavour with some orange. Malt.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (450) - ITALY - OCT 25, 2015
Color mogano chiaro con riflessi arancioni, limpida, schiuma ocra di media persistenza. Aroma biscottato, toffee, uvetta e frutta matura a polpa gialla, liquorosa e leggermente vinosa. Aroma inizialmente fruttato e liquoroso, in secondo piano note tostate; bellissima coda molto complessa che spazia da un amaro erbaceo e tostato all'uva passa e all'amarena sotto spirito, nota alcolica molto presente ma estremamente piacevole. Corpo pieno, non molto carbonata.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9169) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Bottle from Beer Gonzo consumed at home Monday 19th October 2015. Pours reddy brown with a light beige head. Big boozy nose. Strong toffee taste but the booziness shows again, real punch. Big beer but very likeable the barrel ageing works but after a while you feel that it’s a bit much. The sweetness is fine, molasses showing well. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3378) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle. Amber in color with a small head. Raisin soup, sweet brown sugar, some maltyness in aroma. Bit barley wine like. Sweetish in taste also, toffee and ripe raisins. Easy one to drink and quite tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 17, 2015
On draught at Nob Hill Bar & Grill, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Pours a dense reddish amber with fleeting white head. No aroma in chilled glass. Medium-bodied with nice malty character.full mouthfeel. Late alcohol notes. Nice. No excessice oak character. No molassS sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1689) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle @ home from Utobeer - Color: dark amber beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: very complexe nose. Sweet malt caramel. Sugar cane notes and small resin. Finish as alcohol. Taste: full body, sweet caramel malt. Good balance. Very amazing beer. Going to the barley wine style but more dry! Good bitter attenuation finish as alcohol. Aftertaste: sweet caramel and astringent by alcohol. Resin. Very amazing! Anyone but to try this!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (227) - - OCT 15, 2015
Small, fizzy, pink, fully diminishing head, some lacing. Flat, medium orange body. Heavy malty aroma, with notes of cookie, toasted, molasses and caramel. Moderate hoppy aroma, with notes of herbs and grass. Light yeasty aroma with notes of dough and sweat. Notes of prune, tawny port, maple syrup, nutmeg, alcohol and medicine. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic initial flavor. Long, light sweet, heavy bitter and light acidic finish. Medium to full body. Oily texture. Moderate alcoholic, moderate astringent, metallic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (456) - USA - OCT 15, 2015
Awesome complex sweet. Light alcohol flavor. Pretty clear in a weird reddish tan with tiny head. Aroma is kind of fruity sweet? Apples? Just a tad too sweet, not quite cloying. Really smooth body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1628) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 11, 2015
From bottle to tulip. Beautiful clear copper and tan head. Slightly boozy and rustic. Slight alcohol warmth. Moderate malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1251) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2015
(Bottle) Clear deep amber brown with very thin tan head. Nice rich aroma - toffee, raisins, some tar notes. Lovely palate - full bodied, oily, slightly sticky with fine prickly carbonation. Great taste too - rich, complex and changing. It starts out very sweet, avoiding cloying by the rapid development of balancing flavours. The sweetness is toffee and raisins, the balance is provided by black treacle, burnt sugar bitter notes and by alcohol giving a taste balance reminiscent of a liqueur. There are some lighter fruitier notes too. Very impressive, and dangerously drinkable.


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