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RATINGS: 1533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Try it. Deep amber with white head. Aroma...the molasses stands out. The taste...reminds me of black strap rum (which I love), but the ale does not pull it off for me. Maybe it is an acrid taste/feel I get from the oak. It is worth a try,just not a second try for me.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (459) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015
Aroma of fig, raisin, other dark fruits, yeasty, taste is more dark fruits, molasses, yeasty, very thick on the palate, moderate alcohol, pretty good!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiquorHound (24) - Texas, USA - APR 18, 2015
It has a decent body with nice fruits and a particularly grape skin flavor to it. The bitter hops arrive toward the finish and linger a while. It's similar to North Coast's Old Stock Ale, but to me it's not quite as good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (71) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
Aroma: caramel, raisin, alcohol, Appearance: amber, clear, tan foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, malts, Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (720) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
On tap at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured a hazy dark amber with a cream head. Taste of caramel malts, biscuit, slight oak, with a boozy finish. Lively carbonation, full molasses body. Final thoughts: My Grandpa was a curmudgeon too...crusty old bastard

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fujimo2000 (12) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 11, 2015
Pours a rich Amber initial Cherry, malty smooth mouth feel with a bit of alcohol at the end

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveOrz85 (51) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottled 1/13/2015. Lightly chilled. 12 oz bottle into tulip. Fairly dark but transparent amber in color with quarter inch white to off white head. Malty aromas of caramel, bread and cereal. Taste is malty, light to moderately sweet. Notes of oak, nuts and earthy yeast. Some hinting notes of vanilla. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Light carbonation. Lightly bitter finish. Interesting beer. Not bad. Not at the top of my list. Not familiar with the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (344) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
Founders always had a way to make you buy more. I can only handle one at a time of this baby due to the thickness and abv. Good sweetness and spice which is balanced with hops

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (341) - - APR 6, 2015
Reddish dark brown. Oak aged in whiskey barrell, so taste of vanilla, with woody whiskey flavour and cane sugar. Strong alcohol note, so perfect for winter time.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomasjoberg (45) - FINLAND - APR 6, 2015
Best before 27/12/2014. The Bottle enjoyed at cosmic café in turku. Oak aged, whiskey, vanilla, woody,... Amberish color, reddish light brown. Taste is sweet and aromatic with whiskey flavour and sweetness of cane sugar. Strong in alcohol but warming and nice to be enjoyed in front of the fire place in winter time..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (531) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle shared by rosskyle. Consumed during the Final Four. Minimal head on an amber/copper colored old ale. Aroma is sweet with bubblegum and tropical fruit. The sweetness surprisingly kind of disappears as the taste sip begins. Alcohol presence, little peat, and an underlying sugary quality as it progresses. Caramel and molasses. Finishes with an element of bitterness with a last second rush of sugar. Overall it has a higher alcohol double IPA feel to it. Very satisfying. Like a curmudgeon who has consumed his fair share of Werthers.


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