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RATINGS: 1682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.
Editorís Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (682) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Bottle - Pours a dark amber. Very minimal white head. Strong spicy aroma of cloves. Sweet malty caramel flavor with strong alcohol notes in the background. Very smooth and drinkable. Medium palate. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. A strong offering from Founders

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Iíve been seeing this on their website and posters on the wall of the brewery for a long time now, so it was finally nice to see it on tap. Creamy head. Deep brown/ruby color. Pine sap aroma. A little lighter in body than say, a Bells Third Coast OA. Very palatable, tastey offering. But, I agree with Silp in that this is nothing too out of the ordinary for this brewery.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianprentiss (681) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2010
tremendous, very syrupy and thick. like candy, abv his pretty hard, had from bottle on trade

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Sampled at WBF. Pour: amber and orange. Head: creamy and light beige. Aroma: sweet, a lot of malt, hops, bourbon. FLavor: alcohol, sweet, strong malt, bourbon. Palate: THick bodied. FInish: warm.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours a clear pale amber colour with no head to speak of. The nose is of root extracts, corn syrup, lager yeast, cola, vanilla, wood and burboun, though it is highly muted in respect to all these nuances. The flavour is oddly vegetal, but the finish is laden with wod, vanilla, burboun and corn syrup. The predominant flavour is corn syrup. The palate is smooth but thin. For a beer I’ve been itching to try, this was a colosal let down.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frothmeister (674) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
355ml bottle. Cellared for over a year. Pours visibly thick (complete with accompanying glug) with a cloudy rosy beige body, and almost no head. Smells great. Sultana raisins, caramel, dried apple, light buttery oak notes, and light butterscotch. Full bodied and sweet, with woody notes, a light floral note, noticeable medium bitterness, caramel, and raisin up front followed by some more pronounced metallic hopping, dried fruit, and lingering woody notes in the finish. Not picking up much in the way of molasses though. Very much comes across as a barley wine, and a good one at that. Well balanced with no one flavour taking over the spectrum. A repeat purchase for sure.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Pours a red-brown with a fluffy beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, vanilla, some citrus. Taste is creamy, sweet, bitter, dark fruit, bitter orange peel, vanilla, a hint of liquor and a touch of wood. Incredibly smooth and drinkable; velvety. Iím a little freaked out by how good this is. Thereís really nothing I would ask to have changed about this beer. Iíd be interested in the barrel-aged version but itís really near-perfect as it is. Wow.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Draft @ Lazy Boy Saloon, White Plains, NY. Poured a clear, amber body with almost no head, this beer doesnít just taste like it was aged in whiskey barrels, rather it tastes like it is mixed with whiskey. Too much whiskey in my beer, but worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours a cloudy dark copper with a thin white head. The aroma is initially full of earthy hops, but the malts scream throgh with bread dough, caramel, and toffee. On the palate, the beer doesnít feel sticky or thick, it actually finishes pretty clean. Starts out sweet, but soon after the bitterness of the hops comes in to clean it all up. Nothing overly spectacular, but a nice example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Brown beer with small head that fades away quite fast. Aroma has caramel, toffee, oak wood. Some stingy alcohol is in there too. Taste is really sweet, caramel, syrup maybe port wine and warming alcohol. A bit too sweet and stingy alcohol doesnít help. Full body and a bit high carbonation.


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