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RATINGS: 1683   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomeBrew_Man (10) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 4, 2012
This is not one of my go to styles, but if more of them were done like this it might be! The 10% ABV is hidden way too well. Very, very tasty.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12166) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle 2010 vintage poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toffee, fruitiness, sherry, spice and light caramel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, sherry and dried fruit with a smooth lingering sherry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (1229) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Murky mahogany, no head just thin film of foggy remains of one. Sweet surypy malt, bit ash, bubblegum, mildly caramel, dried dark fruits, alcohol mostly hidden. Chewy, soft feel, low carbonation, full thick body, malty medium long finish with mixed sweet notes, vanilla, mocca. Nicely balanced, good warm thick feel and lively nuanced finish. Tasty winter warmer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshRaburn (104) - - JAN 26, 2016
Very rich and sweet. Honey on the nose. Much more malty than hopyy overall. Nice deep clear amber colour. Interesting to drink this next to Lagunitas Brown sugga: similar maltiness and IBU level, but totally different hoppiniess perception, this one more pure bitterness and flavour, lesss aroma and pine etc.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle purchased a couple years ago I reckon. Pours nice amber/red. Aroma is sugary sweet and toffee. Flavor is about the same. Some piny hops in the finish actually. Maybe a bit more than I’d prefer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1505) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2016
.3l on tap @Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours cloudy reddish brown with medium head. Aroma is fruits, malts, syrup, bread, bisquit, dried fruits. Vanilla notes. Flavor is dark malts, bread, fruits, alcohol notes, vanilla, hops, syrup notes. Great beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Bronze beer with a tan head. Malt aroma. Caramel and oak flavor with molasses. Medium bodied. Caramel and molasses lingers with oak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
partchapol (84) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Everything is good, except it is too sweet. Smell with caramel, plum and malt, come in red amber with thin white crown. Taste of caramel and malt, good texture...slightly slimy

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1096) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours daark amber with small head. Aroma is sweetish, toffee, caramel, malty, chocolate, slight roast. Taste is over medium sweet, toffee, caramel, milk chocolate. Medium + body. Sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (573) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Pours a deep ruby red with little to no head.Sweet, dark fruit aroma, stewed prunes and plums. A very smooth, sweet dark red fruit taste as well, with a hint of burgundy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 10, 2016
12 oz bottle. Aroma is malty and slightly sweet. Color is Amber orange, somewhat cloudy, with a white head that leaves a little lacing. A little sweeter than expected, but still very pleasant. Light wood flavor is perfectly balanced. Full mouthfeel. Overall a great beer that tastes nowhere near the strength that it actually is. Beware!


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