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RATINGS: 1544   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (644) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter, little to no head, clear deep ruby orange in color, boozy aroma. Definately tastes like most old/strong ales I've had with a smokey and sweet touch. Not bad, not chuggable, should come with a cigar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13403) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Fergus. Pours mostly clear orange with mild particulate presence and a frothy off-white head. Lots of ripe and tangy fruits in the nose, some berries, caramel, spices. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with gooey malts, some cinnamon, rich berries, subtle spice, some leafy hops. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Finishes warming and lightly sticky, with some further spice character, toffee, bread, slight dates. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle thanks to Fergus. It pours orange-amber with a small white head. The nose is sweet, juicy, lots of dried fruits, raisin, sultana, fruit cake, muffin, candy and spice. The taste is bitter-sweet, woody, leather, toffee, honeycomb, fruit cake, loads of dried fruits and hefty booze with a warming finish. Fullish body and average carbonation. Pretty big on the booze, but not bad anyhow.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (750) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2015
Pours a rusty orange with white head. A barelywine type aroma and taste with raisins, dark fruits, and dark alcohol. Additional tastes of spices and honey. A nice citrus and spice aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (148) - - APR 29, 2015
Pours cherry red with large head. Herbs, sweetness and bready wheat. Frizzly with a sweet after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spatenfan (46) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2015
Poured out of a 12 oz bottle. Good rich malt flavor with hints of raisin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorkenstein (24) - - APR 27, 2015
Aroma is of earthy hops and alcohol. The taste is of caramel, earthy hops, pepper, oak and alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (411) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pours a red hued amber with loose white head which disappears quickly......aroma of honey, raisins.....taste is thick mouthfeel with raisins, figs, caramel, booze, slight bitterness in the end and slightly metallic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1801) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from the Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Pours deep amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of pear drop and alcohol. The taste starts sweet with banana, caramel, pear drop, light spice, vanilla and some woody notes. Warming alcohol. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (576) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
Tap. Insanely beautiful lacing. Faint nose of lightly sweet nose. Full body. Tastes of spices -- almost a Christmas ale with nutmeg, allspice. Touch of orange. ABV not overwhelming in taste profile.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopwine (491) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
Nose is intense plum/prune/vinous/synthetic cherry. Flavor is same... Oddly fruity for the style with caramelized/burnt sugar in background. Caramel cough syrup? Wtf


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