RATINGS: 1786   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.
Editors Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (2339) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2010
12 oz. bottle to snifter. Aroma strong malty smells with molasses and faint booze. Appearance is nice dark amber not dirty but, maybe hazy with tight head that is minimal and some lacing. Taste is solid molasses and sugar oak which finishes malty dry. Palate medium creamy to sugary dry swallow. I really like this take on a old ale very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to cavie. Pours a murky deep amber with a beige head. Aroma is very malty with caramel, light fruit and some toffee. Flavor of strong malt, caramel, alcohol spice, spicy with some toffee. Mouth feel is heavy body with low carbonation. Overall, I thought this was an extremly tasty brew, warming as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ciciorock (40) - , ITALY - FEB 8, 2010
Ambrato intenso schiuma pannosa non molto persistente,profumi eccessivamente dolci e smielati, sembra quasi cocco!!!(tipo bounty per capirci :) ); molto sqiulibrata tra naso e bocca...nel suo genere possiamo dire gradevole...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
bottle thanks to cavie. poured a hazed amber with a thin white head. aroma was caramel, toffee, and slight banana. flavor is caramel, old dark fruits, and pine with a medium body. rather tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle courtesy of drowland and RCL. Syrupy pour. Hazy red-orange appearance with little cream head. Big woody fruit notes. Smells of heavy dark fruits and aged sweet spice. Maple syrup sweetness mixed with a touch of alcohol. Taste is alcohol burn with bready yeast. Big sweet notes with a slight bitter finish. Heavy syrup feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber. Palate is thick. Aromas have raisins, pine, port.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (7062) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2010
(Bottle at Pikkulintu) Poured dark reddish brown and clear with small and white head. Aroma contained malts, peat and whisky. Palate was medium bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, whisky, peat , hops and mild bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and mildly bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mgenti (6) - Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2010 does not count
Doesnt seem to have a strong aroma but you can tell it will be sweet. Has tastes of coconut and citrus. Almost reminds someone of a coconut flavored rum. Has a creamy, medium body, and soft carbonation with a slightly long finish. It is not astringent or bitter. I would not go buy a 6 pack of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9574) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Pours dark red with off white head. Aroma is malty and caramel sweet, taste up front is malty with caramel, toffee, and molasses that finishes rather sweet as well. Nicely hidden alcohol, but not my style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Again Founders does not disappoint. The aromas here lie more toward the sweet side of the beer, with caramel notes, and sweet alcohol notes. The color is a hazy orange color. With no noticable head. The beer is full of caramel undertones that fight to surface through the sweet alcohol flavor. Carbonation is really nice for the style. The beer is light in body, with a thin texture, and has a medium finish.

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