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RATINGS: 1747   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.
Editor’s Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Dark orange with thin white head. Caramel and some pine hops. Toffee notes with a bit of booze burn. Oily on palate with slight hop bitterness. Also tried a bottle of this a year old, which lost some hopiness but was very smooth. Great Beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2012
This is an incredibly smooth ale, with a smooth molasses malt to it as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coolfunnj (358) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2013
a sweet sugary honey molasses aroma...brown and amber clear color mild lacing..taste...a nutty caramel flavorwith some hop balace,,in a good way..overall..it went down fast

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2008
I think this is one of the best beers I’ve ever had. It pours a dark ruby with an eggshell head. It’s aroma screams apricot, and raisins,with a hint of toffee. The flavor is reminiscent of it’s aroma, very dark and sweet. It really does taste like candy. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours an orange copper reddish color with a khaki head. Aroma of malt, sweet notes, bready notes, vanilla notes, Palate has not a lot of carbonation and is sweet caramel bready notes with vanilla and molasses. Good but its a bit thin for what it is, IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfuen03 (357) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2013
Creamy dark amber, almost red liquid. Virtually no head. High sediment present. Aroma is caramel, alcoholic, corn, sugar; rich, complex and powerful. Palate is full, creamy. Low carbonated. Finish is very warm, nively bitter, long and powerful. Taste is sugar, alcohol, caramel; leaves a lovely warming sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Pours amber with a medium white head. aroma is malt, molasses and alcohol. Taste is caramel malts with hints of alcohol. Pretty sweet to start off with, but has a balanced finished.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcmisko (356) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Pours amber with a small head. Smells pretty malty, and earthy, with warm scotch notes. Taste like caramel, brown sugar, barnyard dirtiness and a bit of scotch. This fairly sweet, but has a clean and dry finish to it. Well balanced and flavorful. I like this and will drink it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Notes from 12/24/2010 12 oz. bottle from Binny’s Beverage Depot, Chicago Ar: Toffee, deep date notes. Light alcohol seems to be present as well. Ap: Pours hazy deep orange-amber with 1/2" light tan head. Decent lace. T: Pit fruit sweetness up front brings dates to mind. Bitterness on finish almost keeps it from being cloying, as does the mild alcohol burn. P: Chewy, thick, sticky body. Medium carbonation. O: Good winter warmer. The richness of these beers can be a bit much for me without huge amounts of hop bitterness, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit.

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