jeremyh70 (493) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild bitterness with somewhat spicy and sweet taste. Low carbonation. Not bad for a darker beer. (3/5 stars in other app.)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
adamjackson (1733) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 into a wine glass. Dark brown appearance. little head. Very sweet nose, loads of caramel. Taste is sweet yet floral. very boozy. finishes sweet swell. more of a barleywine than old ale.
Lowenbrau (1443) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Malty, caramel, some alcohol aromas. Pours hazy dark amber with little vanishing off white head, poor lacing. Medium to full body, average carbonation, okind of oily, sticky texture. Taste is malty, caramel, thick, alcohol. Some fruity notes. Not so well balanced, alcohol not so integrated. Warm aftertaste. Rich an heavy palate.
Beersiveknown (2093) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from alesela
hazy amber with yeast floaties and cream tinted lacing. Fairly sweet toffee apple nose. Full bodied, low carbonation, sweet toffee, slightly creamy mouth feel. Well hidden alcohol, slightly malty. Sticky weetabix short finish
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2006 Bottled version, rated 3 May 2006.The "official" version of Curmudgeon Old Ale is finally in bottles, and has been given the bourbon treatment. Sediment-laden orange-red body, thin off-white head. Strong oak and vanilla bourbon aroma, with candyish sweet malts and alcohol notes. The flavor is woody, leathery, and a hint salty, but the underlying malts are indistinct and merely serve as a sweetish wash on the tongue underlying the oak notes. There’s a little bit of bubblegum on the palate that lends slight interest to an otherwise messy beer. Oh, well. Founders has mostly hits and a few misses, and, unfortunately, this is in the latter category.
On tap at Founders after a long wait! Deep reddish-brown body, medium cream head. Indistinct aroma of sweet, candyish malts with hints of hops bitterness. Served too cold. Surprisingly bitter, piney flavor with rather nondescript sweet malts (hints of berries, cherry), caramel, and toast, but not with the intense focus on the malt bill as suggested in the official description. The finish was bitter with strong grapefruit rind. I expected a bigger caramely body, perhaps with raisins, prunes, or figs, but that was just a dream, just a dream, just a dream...in any case, this is decent sipping material, but, if you’ve tried their I2PA, Devil Dancer, and Dirty Bastard, you’ve pretty much explored the territory this beer navigates.
July 2005 tap (non barrel-aged) version: 7-4-7-3-13 (3.4).
beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to OhioDad. Well, here goes another ’old ale’ I wonder how different this one will be. Pours copper with a bit of lacing. Aroma is not strong could barely pick up some carmel sweetness. Taste is watery with strong alcohol-bourbon flavor and pine. Burns the throat a good deal. Mouthfeel is watery. This pretty much felt like a watery alcoholic and piney drink. Got no heavy maltiness or sweetness as I would expect from such a beer.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours a murky brown/orange with no head. Nose is of rotting flowers and off-alcohols. Kind of unpleasant. Flavor is of a mellow sweet malt that still has some of the nose. Palate is smooth and thick.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weird beer. I swear, it tasted like someone shoved 25 pieces of bubblegum in my mouth. The finish was a strange medicine flavor. In the end, i got a little bourbon flavor. If this is what Old Ales taste like, i’ll pass. Thanks.
kseecs16 (1175) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy orange-brown, a bit dingy looking with a little head. Smell of citrusy fruit, nice and crisp. Sweet, malty with a distincty astringency of grapefruit and alcohol. Feels a bit too carbonated with a medium body.
shadey (1814) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 12oz 2006 bottle. About 1 year old. Poured into a snifter the color is a muddy brown and the head is a clumpy layer of white cream and lace. The aroma is rich caramel malts and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is equally rich but not nearly as sweet as I had anticipated. The flavors are hard to pick but I guess this just isn’t my style of old ale. 6/4/5/3/11
12oz bottle. Fresh. Still not a personal favorite, but it’s a sophisticated and complex beer. Lighter in color than I remember and more astringent.