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RATINGS: 1491   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (182) - 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 (625) - 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 (461) - Greater Manchester, 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 (342) - 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 (403) - 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 (350) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (409) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2014
It pours amber with a tan head. It does produce a fair amount of lacing as the head disappears. It has a brown sugar aroma mixed with caramel and spices. It has a strong taste of molasses and brown sugar, with oak flavors that compliment the flavors well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mltort (9) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Delicious. Started off peculiar. Molasses was especially nice in the after taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sizzler80 (464) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2014
Amber pour with a thin dirty white head. Caramel, vanilla, dank, woodne barrel, grass, booze, slight pine. Syrupy with soft carbonation. The booze is there but doesn’t overpower.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
gringo332 (549) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is rich caramel, molasses and raisin. Taste has raisin to start with a strong woody molasses and alcohol finish.


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