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RATINGS: 1725   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (735) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun med beige skum. Doft av karamell. Smak av alkohol och karamell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Funknmilla (733) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle...holy scotch aroma!...along with deep rich malts...deep and sweet they seep...dark copper with brown tones...happy beige foam taking a nap on top of the glass...nestling into the liquid mattress until its presence is hidden....thick creamy body...heavy and sweet...the scotch and malt deeply imbedded...sweet and dry & sticky on the lips...I ponder this upon my sips...peaty and sweety with a little citrus on the finish (grapefruit)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hohops (729) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle poured into a snifter. Appearance is amber with a small, diminishing white head. Big aroma of caramel, raisin, malt and hops. Full-bodied taste with caramel and maltiness with a very bitter finish. Very good, does not feel like 9.8% at all.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (727) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Pours reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts and carmel. Taste is awesome and complex. Smooth, yet strong malts, sweet molasses, wood, bourbon, and raisins. I don’t know why I waited so long to buy this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
35cl bottle. Amber orange, thin white head. Caramel heavy aroma, with berries, figs, and sweet shortcake, touch of oakiness. Lovely deep caramel in the taste, lots of red berry, shortcake malt, light pine, some light vanilla, spices. Long berry, caramel and light pine finish. Medium/full body. Slight booziness. A lovely fireside beer, more good (and amazingly well-priced) gear from Founders.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Poured from bottle into Snifter. Slightly hazy dark amber-brown, almost has a pinkish-red tint in the light. Thin head, slight lacing. Sweet and malty aroma - dark fruits (plum?, raisins?) and bourbon. Some alcohol and English hops detected. Sweet malt goodness. Caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, plum and raisins with a slight English hop counterbalance, which is most noteworthy on the aftertaste. After warming more, I swear I tasted coconut. Low carbonation, with a full, smooth, slightly chewy body. Nice warming effect. Another good sipping beer from Founders, who continues to impress me. Watch out Bell’s!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle Courtesy of Juart. Pours a dark hazy murky brown with no head to speak of. A little rimming. Aroma is a rich sweet toffee with a decent oaky bourbon nose. A little chocolate covered fruit too. Sweet flavor. Almost an almond joy. Definite presence of the oak and bourbon with some vanilla and caramel. A nice fruity balance with all of the deep flavors. Body is rich and leaves a good aged scotch flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Smells fruity and boozy. Just a hint of hop aroma. I had a year old version (2011) on tap and a new bottle 2012 both this week. Both amazing. Very sweet and dangerously smooth. The only thing that could make it better is aging it in maple...well that’s another story.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiedrzensky (716) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is dark hazy amber with small head that lasts only for a while. Aroma of caramel, malts, yeast, light biscuity. Solid malty base, light sweet, light bitter, caramel mouthfeel. Heavy body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. Nice aroma, superb taste, overally awesomely ballanced beer, recommended.


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