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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 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, Iím not surprised that there wasnít much foam. Smell; wow, thereís a very strong woody aroma here, as well as a what I can only describe as brandy. Is this barrel aged? Thereís dark fruits, such as cherries and dates, and Iím 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 Iím picking up some coconut, that wasnít 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 wouldnít want to be drinking more than one or two of these in a nght.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
naivepegasus (366) - USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours a cloudy orange amber with a thin film of off-white head. Notes of caramel and some toffee in the odor. Caramel in the taste, with some bread in there as well that fades into a hoppy bitterness, with some woody notes. I love Founders, but this is not my favorite to be honest. Itís alright.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Very high ratings for this but I didnít like it much. It has a malty, strong taste. Kind of reminded me of cough syrup mixed with toffee. Copper-ish brown in color with very small head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
The Old Curmudgeon pours a clear ruby red color with a small beige head that doesnít last long. The aroma is raisin, caramel and earthy. The flavor is earthy, raisin and caramel. Overall this is a nice brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtu71 (364) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Tap. Medium ivory head, thick lace. Cloudy deep amber. Intence bready aroma. Full bodied. Very rich, strong and well balanced, sweet malts, hints of whiskey and turf. Excellent.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfuen03 (362) - 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 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 (360) - 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

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