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RATINGS: 1725   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.
Editorís Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (821) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle, 355ml. Clear ruby with a creamy tan head. Dry, earthy aroma of molasses, roasted caramel, spices, bourbon. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet malty and fruity character, with an exquiste sweet finish. Alcohol is very well masked. Complex and heavy, but tasty and utterly drinkable. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dermi (1071) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2015
355 ml, bottled. BB 05/12/2015. Pours clear ruby with a nice white head. Aroma: Strong malt, bread. Notes of berries and oak. Taste: Sweet, pleasant malty flavour. Notes of warming alcohol. Syrup tones, licorice. Some bitterness. Very balanced. Palate: Medium body, silky at first, some carbonation and pleasant long aftertaste with some alcohol. Excellent malty old ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (985) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
Copper color, golden beige head. Caramel nose, syrup, wood, raisins, rich malty. Sweet malty taste, caramel, dried fruit, wood, alcohol, burnt sugar, dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
konungen (396) - - OCT 27, 2015
Rödbrun öl, lätt grumlig med beige skum. Söt sockrig maltig doft med hintar av alkohol. God lagom söt smak, lite karamellig med en ok beska. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (504) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9289) - 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 itís a bit much. The sweetness is fine, molasses showing well. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3453) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (1859) - 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!

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