RATINGS: 1783   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Cloudy reddish with a viscous foam that melts to a film. Nice caramel, vanilla, malty aroma. Taste is sweet malty caramel. Some coffee? Bitter finish. More complex than I can describe. Evolves as it warms. Great experience. More beer please...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meccahh69lol (121) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2017
Normally I would expect a beer like this to be super saccharine syrupy and a punch in the face of alcohol. Surprisingly, this beer is somewhat light and almost like a barleywine. The aroma is pretty sweet, and the color is a nice dark red. The taste is oaky, coconut-y, but not without its hops and malty flavor. Overall a nice one! Good for getting home late and making garlic fries before watching Grace and Frankie (rightttt?) with your love.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3591) - CROATIA - APR 16, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml, courtesy of JFK10000. Shared with him and Max. Pours copper to amber with beige head. Average to heavy malty, toffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, nutty. Moderate to heavy sweet with some light bitterness in finish. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (2173) - Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2017
12 oz bottle- Pours hazy dark orange with a medium light tan head that retains. Aroma is vanilla, toffee, touch of oak. The taste is similar, oak, toffee, vanilla, raisins, dry bittering from a fair amount of hops. Solid beer, doesnt taste like almost 10% alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (3150) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Bottle from January, 2016. Pours a clear copper with a finger of foam that lingers. Malty, bread-like nose with some faint pine. Some citrus and pine on the palate with a splash of molasses. Deep toffee, maple w/ a nice piney bitter finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2475) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2017
12 oz bottle, thanks brenn79. Aroma consists of vanilla, cinnamon, wet dog, vague fruitiness (apples?). Pours slightly hazy burnt orange with a one finger beige head that falls into a collar of big-bubbly foam fairly quick. Taste is lightly sweet and spicy with a bitter finish; flavors of the aroma with a touch of menthol/cough drop, a hint of wood. Has a somewhat lackluster aroma, but it has a really nice and unique flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1840) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Amber/brown with a thick haze, smallish head with good retention and spotty lace. Aromas of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, maple, oak, vanilla and alcohol. Caramel, molasses and brown sugar sweetness dominate the flavor profile that includes a hint of earth and generous warming alcohol. Full body, minimal carbonation, viscous mouthfeel and a thick caramel/syrupy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ffaoe (723) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2017
light malt aroma. red and clear in color with nice log lasting head. taste is initially richly of malt followed by oak flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
demannu (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Medium/full body. Taste is sweet with a ton of malt character up front. Alcohol is hidden well making this very drinkable for the abv. This brew just doesnt do it for me. Too malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (350) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2017
Pour pitch dark copper with almost no head.Aroma; Molasses, dark dried fruits, caramel, brown sugar, raisins and minerals. Taste; Brown sugar. Caramel, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, raisin and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4484) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2017
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. This is a clear deep dark almost glowing orange one with a small islandy and sidesticking beige top. On the nose I get some wood, oak, a little bit of alcohol, a nice pleasant sweetness and something light spicy. The spice quite evolves and opens up after a while in the glass! Not extreme, but still really nice smelling. Lots of flavor! Well bitter with both nuts, licorice and grass. The alcohol is a bit to obvious in this, perhaps. Doesnt feel correctly balanced in a way. It gets more vivid after a while in the glass, leaving my mouth light wood dry with a warming aftertaste. Can safely say that this is grew on me, and I wouldnt mind a second go where I have some more time. 04.05.2013

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