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RATINGS: 1806   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.

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3.2
Inbreak (6532) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2017
12.02.2017, 12 oz bottle @ home:
Nice slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, raisins, dark sugar, grass, minerals, alcohol, oak, fruit stones, dried fruits, caramel malts, bark. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, fruit stones, alcohol, grass, raisins, "knekk", oak, bark, minerals, burnt caramel, dried fruits, toast. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.4
musinj6 (510) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2017
2017- Brown, dank, muddy with thin head and modest lacing. In other words, perfect for what you think an old fart would be drinking. Very malt forward nose with caramel, hint of clove and maybe most subtle ginger. Sweet up front moderately so, but turns moderately bitter, which also fades into a smooth finish. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Long smooth bitter finish.

4
mateuszk (2769) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle. Malty sweet with lots of toasted notes, brown sugar, dried fruits. Medium to full body, slick and smooth texture. Light warming alcohol in finish. Tasty one.

3.7
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Fajnie ukryty alkohol, sporo beczkowych tanin, brązowy cukier, owoce. Fajne.

3.7
CyborgX (127) - THAILAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle - aroma is quite sweet. It pours a lovely amber colour with a small white head. Taste is sweet and bitter. Strangely the combination is well balanced, and very drinkable. High alcohol is quite well hidden, just a slight warmth in the belly, and the finish is medium bitter. For me to say its drinkable with my aversion to bitter beers, it says a lot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
surething_ii (796) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle from Damián. Not an everyday beer for sure. Dark amber color with head copying color of body. Sweet, is it bourbon? aroma, persisting through whole experience. Taste is again sweet, malty and again very sweet, is this the bourbon? I’m certainly not fan of bourbons but I would give this happily another try. Nice.

3.8
BlazerT (1253) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle. Sensoric. Brown, medium hazy with small, dirty white head. Poor head retantion and lacing. Aroma is heavily malty - mainly caramel, roasted, lightly hoppy with moderate spicy character, riped, tangy dark fruits, barrel notes are moderately noticeable. In second or third raw some kind of peaty character. Taste is nearly heavy sweet and moderately bitter - stable, long. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, finish is malty, spicy, densed. Summary: Nice brew. Rich in malts, spicy character empowered by some moderate hoppiness. Podsumowanie: Słodkie, przyprawowe, owocowe, sporo karmelu, melasy, pikantnych, suszonych owoców. Bez nadmiernej ulepkowatości. Beczka fajnie wyczuwalna, bez szału, ale nieźle komponuje się z całością. W tle trochę jakby klimaty lekko wędzone, co przypomina trochę scotch ale.

4.1
jjsint (3493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine & More, St Petersburg. Toffee brown with a hint of amber, slightly cloudy. A little bit of filmy white head on top. Salted caramel, candied orange peel, hazelnuts, thick honey, and some muted resin in the nose. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Should be cloying but it isn’t. Long finish with hop bitterness bringing up the rear. Warm buttered toast with cinnamon sugar, brandy, stone fruit and a hint of smoke in the aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel. Really good stuff.

3.7
maximet (165) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Red brown with a ring of foam. Molasses, Caramel, wood, dark fruit. Burnt caramel, sweet, alcohol warmest. Full body, slick with an average carbonation. Long heavy aftertaste.

3.7
Mister_Li (1564) - GERMANY - DEC 25, 2016
Trübes rötliches Bernstein mit reichlich, sich schnell verabschiedenden Schaum. Malzig, süß, etwas Karamell, leicht würzig, etwas Honig, wärmend alkoholisch.


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