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RATINGS: 1589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7703) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Draft - Spices, orange and fruity esters. Cloudy copper with a thin beige head. Floral, orange and a bit of boozy sweetness. Different and nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gamin (146) - Brockport, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Poured from a 2012 bottle so it's about 2 years old for me. Poured a deep murky amber with minimal head that dissipated quickly. It's not exactly inviting. Smells of booze, caramel, and a bit of butter. Tastes surprisingly smooth. A wonderful beer to sip slowly, savoring it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (129) - Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Aroma is malty with a bit of the oak. Taste is also malty with the oak apparent; the oak gives it some nice spice, vanilla or cedar? Sweet from the alcohol content. Good and interesting, though not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1093) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Really nice, holding up even at the end of a night of great, and usually big beers. The malt is dominant and rich but not cloyingly sweet. The alcohol is warming, not burning.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
gringo332 (573) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is rich caramel, molasses and raisin. Taste has raisin to start with a strong woody molasses and alcohol finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber, thin cream head and medium lacing. Incredibly complex aromas of molasses, cherry, marzipan, brown sugar, caramel, oak and a lick of alcohol. Malty front, followed by an oily/pine hop middle and finish with a long moderate bitterness. The oak was present but the alcohol dominated to the beers detriment

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1694) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle: Clear light brown color with a small white. Sweet alcohol aroma of bourbon, leather. This is like whiskey not like beer. WOW. Cousin of barley wine indeed. Very tasty!!!!!!!�

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LuckyDog (614) - - SEP 10, 2014
Great creamy head. Slight alcohol flavor. Some caramel notes. Not much hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (944) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 12/9-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Caramely, wood, sweet, notes of raisins. Taste: Caramely, sweet, wood. Body is light full, the finish is bitter and caramely with notes of wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1716) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
@ Havregatan. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget (35:-). Sweet malty and caramely with a lot of bourbon, wood and dried fruits, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is sweet and light spicy.


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