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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
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Old Ale brewed with molasses and aged in Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6067) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2014
18/I/14 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG III, my place - BB: n/a (2014-96) Thanks to Trevor for sharing the bottle!

Clear amber beer, lots of sediment, small aery irregular white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: dried fruits, some rubber (?), chocolate, sugary, aniseed, liquorice. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: quite some chocolate, bit sweet, spicy, aniseed, malty, dried fruits, caramel, anise. Where does this anise flavour come from? It’s not in the regular Curmudgeon, right? Aftertaste: caramel, bit sweet, anise, dried fruits, some liquorish, vanilla, bit sweet, black liquorice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2037) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
@RBBWG 2014. Thanks Trevor! Amber colour. Low carbonation. Fruity aroma, caramel and bourbon. Very sweet. A bit unbalanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
33cl bouteille @ RBBWG III, thanks Trevor. Orangée, léger trouble, col beige fin. Arôme offre une certaine profondeur d’érable barrique avec des effluves de sirop légèrement sucrée, et un léger caramel. Palais est bien alcoolisé, malt et caramel, érable se note suffisamment pour ne pas être trop dominant. L’alcool est bien là avec ce petit ajout bourbon - boisé de chêne américain qui ajoute de fines notes vanillées. Garde un petit côté massepain venant d’une impression caramélisée des sucre du sirop d’érable. Qcq épices, le tout reste épais avec une touche sucrée en fin de bouche.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5179) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to Trevorjk. Drank as “Curmudgeon’s Better Half”. Hazy amber / orange, small white head. Quite some hops in the nose, very sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, milk chocolate. Taste is sweet vanilla, creamy, toffee, maple, vanilla oak, biscuit, sweet goodness, rich bourbon barrel, touch fruits. Solid body. Really good, clearly the better half indeed for me personally.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4535) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle at RBWG14 Pours rather clear amber , good white foam Smell is sweet, syrupy ., grainy Taste is very sweet, bourbon , grains, bit boozy . OK , but prefer curmudgeon old ale , actually .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. The look is amber to orange in color with an off white head. The smell is sweet, burnt, fruits, toffee, and nice. The taste is alcohol, sweet, apple syrup, and wood.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (9061) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Aged for awhile. Sweet light maple flavor caramel booze. Not too shabby beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pours hazy, lots of sediment, orange colored. Smells a lot like an aged ipa, caramel and sweet. Taste boozy citrus peel, caramel Mid body Not very popular, maybe it’s just too old at this point.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKBeerFan (62) - - NOV 22, 2013
Very good bourbon barrel aged old ale. Beautiful vanilla and bourbon notes and good mouthfeel. Very pleased with this beer. Well done Founders! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2013) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle..Pour is a murky copper with a thin white head...Nose is nice vanilla, nutty, spice, oak, alcohol, chewy caramel...Taste is chewy caramel, nutty, vanilla, woddy, maple..light sweetness..


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