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RATINGS: 1682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (2168) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Dark copper with a light tan head. Strong, full, powerful. Deep malt with raisin and caramel. Long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (1236) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle, 07/11/2014. Pours ruby brown, nearly clear with slight haze, light wispy head. Aroma is fruity malts, touch of cotton candy, caramel and with mild orange hop character, slightly grassy, mild wood finish. Taste caramel with piney hop middle. some roast adding to moderate bitterness, fruity undertones, some booze and vanilla, wood in the finish. Medium thick body. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1122) - 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 (583) - 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 (1802) - 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 (1191) - 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 (2066) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (595) - GERMANY - SEP 26, 2014
Pours a decent bubbly head, with an amber, rubinred color. Aromas of caramel malts with a lot of toffee and a small raisin infusion, while cane sugar and molasse build the foundation with hints of vanilla and rum on top. Begins sweet, with bready hints, which get swallowed by even sweeter sugar and molasse. These stay in balance with wooden, leathery, heavy malts, wrapped up by a slick bitterness. Has an oily, spicy maltiness to it, with vanilla and cream underneath, which defines the character of this brew. It is still pretty sweet on the palate, but without loosing its balance, as it finishes with a gentle, hoppy bitterness of matured hops and oaky hints. The alcohol gets perfectly hidden by the sweet malts, creating a smooth mouthfeel with a slick finish, while being medium-bodied.


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