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RATINGS: 1683   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mintzmeet (380) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Smells like butter! Tastes like buttered rum slightly. Nice cloudy orange amber color. Flavor reminiscent of a Belgian in it's yeastiness. Yes it's near 10%

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KennethArd (375) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2014
Packed with sweet spices in both aroma & taste. Cloudy red. Smooth & full bodied, soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (373) - ITALY - OCT 25, 2015
Color mogano chiaro con riflessi arancioni, limpida, schiuma ocra di media persistenza. Aroma biscottato, toffee, uvetta e frutta matura a polpa gialla, liquorosa e leggermente vinosa. Aroma inizialmente fruttato e liquoroso, in secondo piano note tostate; bellissima coda molto complessa che spazia da un amaro erbaceo e tostato all'uva passa e all'amarena sotto spirito, nota alcolica molto presente ma estremamente piacevole. Corpo pieno, non molto carbonata.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beastmaster (372) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. No head. Pours cloudy Amber. Aroma malt, roasty, oats, toffee. Obviously malt heavy, hard to smell the alcohol. Strong molasses taste. smooth malty sugary goodness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (372) - 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.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (369) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Very nice beer! I love the loads of molasses. Lots of taste. Sweet beer but very nice finish!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pet3rman (369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2015 Fantastic barleywine hybrid is the best deScription that I can give. Big bold flavor with a heathy dose of etoh.


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