HeadyDE (635) - Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample pour at tasting 2012 version..aroma is big and bold with booze and woody notes.mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth yet full bodied with obvious warming presence..very tasty indeed..
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. 2006 . Aroma: Lots of sweet maltiness with notes of toffee and brown sugar. Oak, vanilla, and bourbon come through fairly strong. Some light earthiness. Appearance: Medium brownish orange and murky. Almost no head to speak of. No lacing. Flavor: Sweet maltiness, toasted nuts, caramel. Again, the bourbon, vanilla, and oak comes through pretty strong. Some light floral and earthiness before the finish. Semi-sweet finish. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Moderate-low carbonation. Nice alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: I would like to try this without the barrel ageing and see which I like better. Carbonation was too low.
klm1 (630) - - APR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish dark brown. Oak aged in whiskey barrell, so taste of vanilla, with woody whiskey flavour and cane sugar. Strong alcohol note, so perfect for winter time.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours a clear copper with white head. Scent is sweet malt, maple. Taste is very sweet and malty, caramel with hints of vanilla, wood. Goes down pretty easy for the high abv.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ugly. Real ugly. We’re talking Tommy Lee Jones in drag ugly. You do not want to drink this beer after pouring it into a glass. You want to poke it with a stick. Then you smell it, and heavy, rolling waves of caramel and toffee and malt smash into your face, filling you with anticipation much like that caused by a pecan pie baking in the oven. Sweet and velvety, with a bourbon-ish backbone and no hoppiness whatsoever, magically covering the ABV with an onslaught of malt brilliance. Infinitely sippable. Like the stereotypical angry old geezer with a heart of gold, Curmudgeon lives up to its namesake. It may be the most appropriately named beer I’ve tried since Anheuser-Busch’s This Shit Really Sucks Lager (not available in all areas.) (12/20/08)
S_Side_Smitty (625) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with a small light tan head. Aroma is malts and maple syrup.taste is nice. Sweet syrupy malts up front, chalk in the middle, and a significant bitterness in the finish. Flavors, though not overly specific, are balanced and blended well.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting red amber, even orange and brown, ok hard to describe the color. Every whiff brings something else. Maybe like smelling a warm piece of fruit cake. The flavor was better than I remember of any fruitcake. Deep, spicy, drinkable flavor, with all the flavors of a fruitcake as it was meant to be.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle from Manny57. Pours an orange/amber color with white head. Aroma is toffee and pineapple? Taste is sweet but balanced with a nice bitterness in the end.
bigbish (619) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fantastic old ale. Lots of malts, Carmel, a touch of toasty flavors. Great beer.
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear reddish beer with a small white head. The aroma is clean grain and sweet malt with toffee. The flavor is quite sweet, toffee and candy with a slight chocolate taste. Good body and the alcohol is not overwhelming.