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RATINGS: 1631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.

alassio's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alassio (82) - USA - MAY 2, 2011
I’ve just finished the 4th in my four-pack over the last week or so, and for me it is one always worth having around. Gorgeous gold/copper color, big rich aroma, deep autumn woods flavors with wet leaves and tree bark but also airy-sky brightness - - BIG hops, BIG malt. No matter WHAT beer you have had before this, this one can put a happy cap on the evening. Must stock multiple bottles of this in the deep recesses of the fridge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (4316) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2015
9/20/2009 9:13:03 AM Bottle from Bierkoning. Beautiful amber body with thin head. Very sweet, reminds me of marsepin and cognac. Very drinkable with lots of caramel, toffee and congac in evidence. Syrupy texture and goes down very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (476) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Tap@onlygoodbeer. Light brown color with thick light brown head. Taste is malty with quite sweet aftertaste. Aroma has plums, caramel, ripe fruits. Flavors of malt, ripe fruits, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2347) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Draught at WilliamK. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, caramel, hops, mango, nuts and malts. Bitter finish with hops, caramel, nuts, mango and grass. Very nice old ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1288) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Pours a burnt amber color with a white head. Earthy, oak, caramel, toffee, biscuit, floral and molasses aroma and flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Caramel, oak and molasses finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1402) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours. Copper. Taste is sweat with molasses. Roasted malts as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrana (594) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Slightly sweet with some piney bitterness to balance it out. Has some really nice caramel flavors, molasses, maple syrup, and some slight dark fruit. Not overly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fantti (806) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Pullo @ Systembolaget. Kaatuu snifteriin punaisen kuparisena ja hiven sameana, noin kahden sormen paksuisella ja kestävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksussa on sokerisuutta, alkoholia ja tynnyrin tuomaa puumaisuutta sekä vähemmän marjaisuutta ja vanilijaa. Maussa jatkuu sama linja, se alkaa puumaisudella ja marjaisella sokerisuudella, sitten iskee alkoholi ja lopussa kermaisempi vanilijaisuus ja lievä karamelli tulevat esiin. Suutuntuma on hyvin hyökkäävä, alkoholi tuo loppuun lämmittävyyttä. Melko viinainen sekametelisoppa, näin vahvalta oluelta odottaisi täyteläisyyttä ja lempeämpää maltaisuutta, nyt ilmeisesti kypsytys on ohentanut makua, muttei ole tuonut merkittävästi lisäarvoa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2889) - SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2015
@ Stordirren 15-9-14: lätt doft av kola. Smaken är mycket mjuk med söta toner av kola. Trevlig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2164) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
Flaska. Mahognyfärgad med ett stort lätt smutsat skum. Härliga dofter av karamell, vanilj, apelsin och läder. Smakinslag av karamell, vanilj, trä och alkohol. Mjuk munkänsla, men alkoholen bränner mer än värmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanVah (226) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
På flaska från systembolaget. Mörk bärnstensfärgad. Doftar sherry. Smakar syrligt äpple och sött på samma gång. En mild beska i eftersmaken.

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