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RATINGS: 1663   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.

aslamm75's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aslamm75 (2) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Carmel, slight sweet, faint bitterness, but not overly hoppy, overall a good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brandon1989 (446) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy reddish copper color with a medium sized frothy off white head. The aroma is sweet roasted malts, brown sugar, alcohol. The taste is predominately malts and the alcohol is very noticeable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OrthoDoc (53) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Malty, heavy. Not much aroma. Not my type of beer. Likely won't buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (902) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Hazy brown pour. Aromas of leather, toffee, brown sugar and grapefruit. Flavours the same with a fading citrus and piney bitterness. Oak, lightly oxidized but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marstonlad (621) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours rusty copper with a little white head. The aroma features dried fruitiness, sweet caramel maltiness and a touch of spiciness – fairly rich all in all. Taste offers plenty of variety as well: caramel malt sweetness features initially with dry fruity elements such as fig and raisin, later a subtle hoppy touch rises and adds color to the drying finish. Also some lingering oak and vanilla appear, validating the label "old" in the style category. Excellent taste both in depth and balance. The palate is medium to full bodied, soft in carbonation. A great beer in all respects.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (677) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
Alla spina. Limpido color mogano-rossiccio con un pannoso velo di schiuma beige. Avvolgente al naso con sentori di caramello, mou, frutta sciroppata e un tocco quasi legnoso; gusto dolce, rotondo, liquoroso con note che richiamano gli aromi e che persistono a lungo. Corposa, cremosa e fantastica!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (358) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ANZUShophunter (163) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2015
From bottle in English pint glass. Aroma of molasses, faint vanilla and oak. Rich malt profile and strong EtOH in the finish. One big burly barley brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiedrzensky (465) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is dark hazy amber with small head that lasts only for a while. Aroma of caramel, malts, yeast, light biscuity. Solid malty base, light sweet, light bitter, caramel mouthfeel. Heavy body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. Nice aroma, superb taste, overally awesomely ballanced beer, recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NallePalle (352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml. Nice appearance, well balanced. (My wife on this beer: divine)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1461) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2015
A very nice barleywine style beer. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thin white head. Smells decent, of barleywine and a toastiness. Taste is classic barleywine, with chocolate off the bat, and some vanilla and spice in the finish, along with a lingering sweetness. Had on tap at Albany Taproom.

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