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RATINGS: 1531   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FestDecBeet (381) - - APR 4, 2015
Look: pours an amber Coe. White head. Very clear. Smell: very malty. Very sweet like syrup. Flowers. Taste: very malt forward. Extremely sweet. Syrup. Slight alcohol. Feel: medium bodied. Sweet all the way through. Overall: nice beer. Easy drinker but watch out for the abv. First drank: mom & dads 4/4/15 Vintage: 2015

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 4, 2009
i really liked this one. pours nice amber/copper with a nice malty aroma with a little hop cutting through with a little smoke on the end. nice malt sweetness with a good bite from the hops. finishes sweet with dark fruits and smoke on the end. very nice

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thechasm442 (380) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
100th review. Draft poured into a tulip. Pours a clear copper red with an off white head and amazing lacing. Aroma is molasses, bitter citrus, and some malt. Taste is sweet, orange, grapefruit, malt, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and sticky with little alcohol presence. Awesome beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (378) - - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Tap. Pour is deep amber with a small caramel colored head. Aromas of caramel, bananna, huge burbon, vanilla, and candy. Flavor is malty with warming burbon, brown sugar, vanilla, and more candy. What a treat in a bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2009
The flavor here was just off, maybe I got a bad bottle, and will have to try another of my 4-pack and maybe re-rate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2010
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 rerated 4/16/2011. 3.7 ---> 3.7 .... one thing stood out to me tonight... perfume.. smelled and tasted perfumy. this was a drinkable beer but it had an odd aftertaste. subtract that aftertaste and you’d have a decent looking beer that was lacking in overall oomph.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zekada (374) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle share from a friend. Aroma has malt, dates and grapes. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Taste has some malts and is bittersweet with some fruit. Palate is medium thick and lingers in the mouth. Overall an okay beer. Nice body but you could wish for more taste.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a dark cherry color, with a half inch head that fades quickly to a thin soapy cap, leaving behind a thin webbing of lace. Given the high abv, I’m not surprised that there wasn’t much foam. Smell; wow, there’s a very strong woody aroma here, as well as a what I can only describe as brandy. Is this barrel aged? There’s dark fruits, such as cherries and dates, and I’m also picking up vanilla as this warms. This thing smells great. Taste; starts out pretty sweet, and fruity, with cherries and dates, and then the oak barrel, and boozey flavors (almost vinous) make a significant appearance. The vanilla is there, but I’m picking up some coconut, that wasn’t present in the nose, and a bit of a peppery spiciness. Finished sweet with caramel and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is full bodied, and very smooth. Dinkability is good for the style and abv, but you still wouldn’t want to be drinking more than one or two of these in a nght.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (370) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Vätskan är bärnstensfärgad med beiget skum. Kraftfull doft av russin, smörkola och fat. Smaken inte riktigt lika kraftfull men mycket angenäm av ovannämda dofter. Trevlig beska och bitterhet som avrundas med den knäckiga fatkaraktären.


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