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RATINGS: 1707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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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.


Hkrivera's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, - DEC 25, 2013
If you like whiskey or barley wine, this one is for you! Aged in oak barrels for bourbon, you will feel the taste immediately. High alcohol content, pair it with heavy food dishes, like a steak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeyo1 (591) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle @ home.cellared for 18 months. Pours a beautiful red liquid with a medium-sized head. Aroma is intensively sweet and malty with loads of dark fruits, caramel, toffee, molasses, port wine, raisins leather, milk chocolate, hints of peat. Warming, big body with a smooth texture. Taste starts out with caramel, molasses, toffe, vanilla, leather, plums, raisins. Really good duration. It finishes slighly drier with milk chocolate, some clean maltiness and more dark fruits, earth and a balancing bitterness and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2992) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2016
0,355 l bottle from Biervana caramel, cereal, resin, floral, alcohol, butterscotch, vanilla, woody. Dark amber color, clear and with a quick disappearing brown foam head. heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
westknife (62) - USA - MAY 10, 2016
This is one of those super high-alcohol beers with a big heavy sweet malt flavor. It’s fuckin ok for what it is

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3926) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2016
7 May 2016, tap. Ruby/pink/orange. Nose is very soft, maybe bubble gum. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Reminds me of pumpkin pie. Doesn’t taste like a pumpkin but has some similar spicing. Sweet, malty, mild alcohol. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4886) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a dark amber. Aromas of malt, caramel, fruit. Flavor is kinda sweet, fruity, mildly spicy, with a nice hop background.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darla70 (21) - - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle at home. Boozy and sweet. Little head, amber in color. Dark fruit. Nice end to.tge evening.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (345) - SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
Flaska från SB. Kopparröd/mörk bärnstensfärgad, klar med gräddbeiget, krämigt, fingertjockt skum som lämnar längs sidorna. Riktigt tjusig. Stor malttyngd i doften; molass, torkade plommon, seg kola, russin, kakao, chokladpraliner, körsbärslikör, kakdeg, fikon. Anar en lätt syra från ekfat och en något spritig ton. Riktigt stor och maltdominerad kropp. Alkoholen märkbar, men på ett bra sätt. Nära doften i smaken, men med en större, värmande alkoholton som bär upp den tunga kroppen fint. Även här märks av en viss syra och strävhet från ekfatet som görs snyggt ihop med den annars oerhört maltdominerade kroppen. Riktigt bra!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Seffle (421) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
Bottle from SB 160429. Pours a beautiful clear red copper with a dirty beige sticky and lacing head. Heavy bready and malty nose with some dried fruits. Sweet molasses and toffee in the palate with raisins and dried prunes. A bit too much ethanolsweetness to be well balanced. Interesting but not my absolute favourite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dahlstrom (170) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 APPEARANCE: copper red with a large sticky head. AROMA: molasses and caramel. TASTE: reflects the aroma, but more "malty". PALATE: medium bodied; low carbonation; and medium bitterness. - not my cup of tea.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (673) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 26, 2016
Redbronze, clear, with yellow coarse foam. Malt, molassis, and alcohol in the aroma. Malt, caramel, alcohol, raisins, with alcoholic aftertaste.


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