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RATINGS: 1372   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrapersnbeer (1465) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2014
Hearty aroma of molasses, brown sugar and hints of cask aging. Orange with medium hazing. Very sweet flavor, recalls spiced rum at first and bourbon on finish. This isnít too profound though, just enough of a hint. Smooth and a rather easy drink - not to infer t is light though. Another winner for Founders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (49) - - APR 15, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. A-malty, sweet. M-close to a Barleywine in profile. Nice old ale. F-sweetness and a thick coating. Really good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (545) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle from Beer Swap Saturday, thanks boss! Pours orange amber with a scant white head. Aroma has caramel malt, red fruits, cinnamon, clove. Flavor is warm and cinnamon/nutmeg spicy with a caramel molasses backbone thatís not too cloying. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ColovianTrader (244) - - APR 13, 2014
Caramel, oak, molasses, cider and golden raisin flavors. Strong alcohol bite at the finish. Hints of cinnamon and spice. Good feel. Not fond of the boozy flavor but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2505) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
4 pack bottles from Proof. Deep copper pour with thin dirty white head that leaves a ring. Aroma is caramel, apricot, sugar. Tastes are caramel, molasses, vanilla, plum, leather, oak. Lots happening. Even and hides alcohol well - just a background warmth. Drinks a little easier than it should, though still a sipper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (352) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep red, dark cherry wood - no head - looks amazing. Aroma is sweet malty syrup, and oak (probably molasses but I canít say I directly know what they smell like). The taste follows suit and adds dark fruit (raisin, plum, fig notes) butter scotch, maple syrup, and booze. Very complex flavors. The mouthfeel is very rich, creamy, and heavy with very low carb. Overall excellent

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tdubesq (14) - - APR 10, 2014
Pours reddish brown. Like an Irish red. Very little head. Aroma is nondistinct. Sweet fruit with slight hoppy and alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1guywith_aboat (212) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours dark mahogany/ reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of rich malt, oak, sweet, toast, and a hint of alcohol. Flavors are molasses, oak, yeast, very rich malts, slight burn, some bitterness. Smooth full body. Extremely tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (515) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Caramel colored thin white head. Sweet malty caramel. Booze. Light smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkPine (14) - - APR 6, 2014
Pours caramel colored. Great taste of the molasses powers through, very rich and silky to drink. Great beer to enjoy in slow sessions.

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