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RATINGS: 1378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.
Editor’s Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
Tap, butcher and the boar. Dark red brown, mocha head. Nose is funky, caramel roasted malt, rich. Taste is boozy, big malts, cereal sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Bottle via trade with Illinismitty. Pours a moderately clear brown colow with no head or lacing to speak of. Aroma is medicinal with pineapple like sweetness notes. Flavor is sweet and full of bananas, almost has a medicinal like flavor to match the aroma. Coating and sticky/sweet on the palate. Kind of a let down for me but i’d like to try another bottle and re-rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tedovertu (283) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Heavy perfume resin hops mixed with a little butterscotch. Also taste a little bourbon. Small fizzy off white head that has virtually no lacing. Medium amber body. Slightly bitter with a little sour milk in the finish. Extremely long duration. Full bodied with an oily texture. Lightly astringent with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2011
From the bottle. Poured a dark copper, clear. Vanilla, brandy, warm alcohol. Malty flavor. Very smooth with a syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Full bodied, nice sweetness that I assume came from the molasses, great beer overall

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thefederalist (279) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber. Aroma is woody and sweet. Flavor is of alcohol, malt and bread. Surprisingly drinkable for this gravity, though I would like a little bit more of the mineraly character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickut (274) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber. Palate is thick. Aromas have raisins, pine, port.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (273) - - JAN 21, 2014
Quite dry and sweet - caramel, biscuit and raisins from the malt. What stands out is certainly the ease with which it goes down given its strength. I’ve had plenty of imperial stouts at this ABV and you feel them in your throat. This is subtle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2006
pours a light red with a small off white head. aroma of oak malt and alcohol. taste is much of the same with a stronger malt prescence. I know that was spelled wrong. damn fine beer. Kind of drunk though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (267) - Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottled 04/13/12; Vibrant amber to copper pour with a smallish, late forming very light khaki head leaving ecclectic spotted lace; light fruit, oak, and alcohol notes dance over pudding, toffee, and marshmallow, some toast, light smooth leather, and charred oak are introduced in the taste and finish out the medium, somewhat creamy ml mouth, soft heat; complex, yet restrained and welcoming

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