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RATINGS: 1752   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Over the top toffee flavor...The aroma is very rich and malty. Taste is similar with a hint of booze. Perhaps a bit of age will mellow the flavor. Itís all the sweet rich character I like about an old ale. This is a good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gpekar (494) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Poured a hazy, rich, dark, orange amber with some bits of sediment suspended in the beer. There was a tall beige head at first, but it reduced to about 1/2" rather quickly and just a film eventually. There was a good caramel/toffee sweet aroma and just a hint of chocolate. The beer had a thick creamy texture with a good toffee flavor and a nice alcohol warmth upfront. The alcohol and hops leave a bit of a bite and the warmth lasts well into the finish. There is a nice bit of a bourbon flavor as well that comes through. Excellent beer!!!!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 Hazy, red color, a touch of brown with an almost nonexistent head. Very fruity, candy-like, taffy, and pina colada in the nose. A very unusual flavor profile. Coconut prevails. Tropical oil, candied sugar, alcoholic warmth, and a balancing bitterness to a nicely syrupy palate of jaggery? sugar-like flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHANER4 (491) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2008
12 oz. bottle - Poured a deep copper color with small head. Aroma - banana bread, yeasty and alcohol. Flavor - Medium mouthfeel, yeasty and grainy. Palate - average to light carbonation. Long strange aftertaste. Overall - alright beer, silky smooth but aftertaste is strange.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2007
bottle just a little over a year old. i believe that this is from the 2006 bottling. i have been trying to drink this for last two months but something always comes up.....but not tonight. pours thick clear dark copper almost brown with a nice tan head that disappears into a thin film. aroma warm vanilla brown sugar caramel oak bourbon......with something slightly musty about it....or maybe dusty....the aroma has something of an old....aged feel that I believe for some reason would be there without the age. very nice. flavor sweet caramel vanilla with a light spicy black pepper bite. very nice finish. sweet caramel vanilla spicy warm black pepper alcohol light raison notes that all melds together to create a warm lasting impression on the palate. full thick mouth feel. very nice smooth high gravity beer. very nice bourbon presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
benpickens (487) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LearninBeer (487) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2010
The aroma is a touch sweet, very light malt. Not enough aroma. Pours a cloudy copperorange, off white head, fully diminishing, little lacing. The flavor is a light sweet. The body is full, creamy, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
From bottle. Pours a reddish brown in color with thin head. Aroma was dark fruit and booze. Taste follows with addition of malt and a slight earthy note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (482) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Pours deepest red copper with a shortlived off white head. Boozy aromas of sweet malt, plums, dried fruit, port... flavours follow suit, with oak, molasses... soft carbonation, and a thick, sweet body. Fine sipping ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Good beer as is expected from founders. Nothing to be said that hasnít already been said... sorry.

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