tfratzke (51) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep orange/brown. Opaque with a small tan head the quickly disappears. Smells of sweet syrup, caramel, maple syrup, brown sugar. Ting of grapefruit.
Taste is of brown sugar, caramel, maple and pretty boozy. Very sweet. Mouth-feel thick and syrupy. Alcohol is very present. Not in a bad way, just definitely a nice warming/sipping brew. Overall this is really good and enjoyable.
alkolas510 (632) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bärnstensfärgad med litet ljust skum. Doftar grönsaker och spritigt.. Smakar bättre med maltig dominans men väldigt söt och lite alkohol.
Bygers (779) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a light amber colour with white head. Aroma of caramel, hops and brown sugar. Favour is sweet, caramel, malts and dried fruits. Finish vanilla and bourbon.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
linusb (10) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer! I love the loads of molasses. Lots of taste. Sweet beer but very nice finish!
Linnet (1108) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, sweet, salty, Tobacco, molasses, dark fruit, rich and rewarding.
Copper colour, medium tan head, lacing.
Heavy sweetness, salty, mid-bitter, warming finish.
Fullbodied, soft carbonation, warming and salty finish.
rader58 (780) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours opaque amber. Aroma of caramel, alfalfa, raisin, salty ocean breeze, molasses, wood. Flavor is caramel, molasses, raisin, bread, peat. Strong maltiness with a caramel/brown sugar sweetness.
Xenon (84) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An explosion of grape upon first taste. I prefer this flavor to the raisin that is commonly found in these types of beer. The fruit tastes more alive. Strong caramel nose with secondary licorice Boozuness is obvious and not recessed. Very sweet though with almost no bitterness. You can tell it s not a barley wine because the hop flavor doesn’t really exist much here. I like that about it though. Malt purity
Soupoftoday (18) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A well crafted and interesting beer. Dark fruits, vanilla, whiskey, maple syrup. Only complaint is that it’s overly sweet, almost sickly.. hence the lower score. You have to be a sweet tooth too really appreciate this one.
Jado (529) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 345 ml bottle. Pours a clear brick red with some orange highlights and a creamy off-white head. Aromas of soft fruit (fresh pear, apple), flowers, raisins and caramel. Taste is sweet malt and caramel at first before a light almost peppery bitterness creeps in. Some slightly hot alcohol emerges as well. Lingering fruity and spicy finish. Excellent example of the style.
SamTheBarrel (452) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml 2014 years vintage brown bottle, label has nice artwork of a curmudgeon, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is clear burgundy colored with a small beige head that dissipated quickly, leaving no lacing. Aroma of raisins, apricot marmalade, toffee and vanilla. Flavours of raisins, apricot marmalade, vanilla, toffee, caramel and oak wood notes. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, slightly sticky texture and soft carbonation. Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale is an exceptional Old Ale, balanced and with a well masked alcohol without being too sweet.
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, hops and brown sugar. Sweet flavour, caramel, malts and dried fruits. Finish vanilla and bourbon. Nice!
(from 355mL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, who-ever brought it!)