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RATINGS: 1587   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.
Editorís Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2006
From bottle. Pours a murky brown/orange with no head. Nose is of rotting flowers and off-alcohols. Kind of unpleasant. Flavor is of a mellow sweet malt that still has some of the nose. Palate is smooth and thick.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Berard (455) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with thin white head that dissipates. Sweet cherry aroma over light carbonation. Sweet fruit flavors in the malt. A bit too boozy for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours a dark caramel color with small head. Aroma of brown sugar. Sweet, smooth caramel malts, maple sweetness. Very good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Pale, cloudy brown color with practically no head. I know this is the way the beer is supposed to look, but Iím taking points off anyway. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, molasses and dried fruit. The vanillin from the oak really comes through on the flavor with tons of toffee and molasses. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Sweet on the palate, but not cloying. A fantastic beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2008
2008 vintage. A fairly clear clear orange/amber pour. Miniscule off white head. Nice malty aroma, increases as it warms. Tons of malt flavor, some toffee, brown sugar with a little raisin. A small amount of hop presence. Nice and sticky and lingering. A little bit young I think, I bet the other three will age very nicely. Right now I’d say the Ola Dubh version I’ve had are a little bit better, but they’re aged. This should have no problem competing with some age and at a bargain of a price comparitively. Actually bought a couple 3rd Coast Old Ales with this 4 pack, curious to see how they compare, even though they are technically barley wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChiGuy68 (449) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured a clear copper with a frothy off-white to light orange head. Aroma is sweet malt, spiced caramel, and alcohol. Smooth yet bold taste of malt, liquor, and caramel. This Curmudgeon packs a punch. A nice warming beer to enjoy on a cold winter night.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (449) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2014
Clear ruby red with small soapy tan head. Lots of dried stone fruits and booze in the aroma, with molasses and malts as well. The taste has a big boozy hit, with molasses, sweet malt backbone, a little sweetened grapefruit and a long hop bitterness in the finish. Heavy bodied with a peppery sensation on the tongue. Itís somewhere between a barleywine, IPA and red ale. Quite good but could hide the booze a bit better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Caramel colored pour with a small white head. Sugary oak on the nose along with some whiskey. Slightly sticky on the palate. Flavor is very smooth with light oak notes along with molasses. Alcohol is very noticeable but not in a bad way.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2006
Deep garnet with a thin oily head. Nose is alcoholic with woddy notes including vanillin and coconut. Flavour is slightly roast, both from malts and the wood, with a sweet vanillin, chocolate. Strong bitterness exists, but is detected not perceived. Some raisin notes appear with warmth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
benpickens (442) - Camarillo, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Pours a beautiful clear red with a light head and carbonation. Smells like Jack Daniels with oak notes. Obvious whisky notes with a dry finish. One of teh most interesting beers Iíve had - hard to believe itís a beer and not a whisky!


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