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RATINGS: 1682   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (14897) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2011
Bottled (O’Haras)
Deep amber color, steady creamy beige head. Intensive aroma of rye bread, cane sugar, hops and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, liquerish palate. Flavor is very silky, lots of cream candies, rye bread, hops, toffee, even some salty licorice notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14792) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle at home. Clear reddish - small white head. Berries, chewing gum, candy, sweetness, nutty, high malty, coconut, light bourbon flavor, caramel, dried fruits, barley, vanilla, light hoppy, smooth body, lots of sweetness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle, 9.3%. Very nice vanilla, oak, cigarbox aroma. Cloudy red orange colour. The flavour has a lot of vanilla, some coconut, hint of cream, all the nice stuff. Low bitterness, but balanced by the alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (14581) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 25, 2011
Dickflüssig wirkender Antrunk, der fast überladen würzig ist. Sehr süß, leicht herb. Hellmalzig, klebrig. Weiterhin überladen, deutliche Kräuternoten sind vorhanden. Rabbiat! 8/8/7/9/11/9

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14530) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
A: The pour is a dark, dark mahogany color with a lot of yeast floaties, and a thin ring of cream colored head. S: The nose is quite rich with notes of sherry, dark fruit (raisins in particular), caramel, vanilla, and alcohol. T: The sweet caramel malt is the primary flavor component with some sweet, dark fruits, vanilla, and quite a bit of alcohol. There’s also a mild bitterness. M: The body is medium with a creamy carbonation and mouthfeel. D: A very nice old ale and a good beer to sip on throughout an evening.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
Toffee-beige colour and hazy. Earthy, toffeeish nose with late alcohol, minerals and shiitake mushrooms. Sweet, with a hard body. Some brown sugar, more minerals and late alcohol. Somewhat uncohesive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13817) - DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
355 ml bottle. Dark amber/brown with small beige head. Flavour is malt, sweet, fruit, caramel and smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13587) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2011
bottle. Deep golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, bourbon, malt, fruit, sugar, bread. flavour is hop, sugar, alcohol, bourbon, bread, caramel. Powerful nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13209) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy ruby/orange color with no head. Rather malty aroma with something like mild hop. Full bodied with very little carbonation. Flavor is maybe a bit vanilla. It coats the mouth a bit. Medium dark dried fruits. Really smooth. Finishes really tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (13039) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringe Schaumkrone. Geruch süß malzig, fruchtig, holzig, leicht alkoholisch, genauso ist auch der Geschmack.


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