RATINGS: 1778   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1517) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Try it. Deep amber with white head. Aroma...the molasses stands out. The taste...reminds me of black strap rum (which I love), but the ale does not pull it off for me. Maybe it is an acrid taste/feel I get from the oak. It is worth a try,just not a second try for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1816) - 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 (677) - 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 (446) - 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 (4433) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1377) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Poured from tap at Tuckaway nice copper color with a thin tan head. Aromas of caramel fruit hop dark fruit and brown sugar. Taste is sweet caramel fruit alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13417) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
A reddish copper ale with very thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with nice vinous character, light surranated hops, dark fruits and toffee. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, resinous and piney notes, faint butterscotch, loads of alcohol warmth, light coconut and chocolate, interesting. Bottled 04/09/11, so 5 years old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (5246) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (506) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (2544) - 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.

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