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RATINGS: 1811   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Augdraught1981 (267) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
From a year old bottle I had cellaring. Pours a dark reddish brown with thin head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, caramel, alcohol & some fruit. The palate is thick and the alcohol is evident with a lot of oak & dark sugar but not as overpoweringly sweet as I remember this being when I first tried it. The flavors have rounded out nicely over a year. Very powerful & strong ale with strong character.


3.3
GregMooreNH (161) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Pours dark, ruby amber with a thick, dense head. Aroma is roast and molassas. Taste is bitter toffee at first, before opening up to a sweet malt finish. A good and interesting beer.

3.5
ShivanDragon (4643) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2017
helder rood/amber/koper met licht getinte kraag. aroma van mout, toffee, en caramel, smaken van graan, alcohol, redelijk zoet, matig bitter, toffee, mout, overall erg veel graan, hout, beperkt.

3.2
tricksta_p (5223) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2017
Bottle from Beer Republic. Aroma is barley malt, caramel, toffee, lots of wood, vanilla, sweet grains, alcohol, bourbon, butterscotch, marzipan. Flavour is sweet and moderate bitter with some booze. Body is medium to full. Quite heavy on the sweet barley malt and booze, Bourbon with toffee, vanilla and thick oak. I get why this is popular but it's a bit too much for me.

3.9
PabloZab (1716) - Wroclaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2017
Tap (Kontynuacja, Wrocław). Miedziane z drobniutka, bardzo trwałą pianą w kolorze ecru. Ciemne owoce, karmel w aromacie. W smaku rządzi słodka wanilia ale tylko na początku i dopiero gdzieś dalej pojawiaja karmel i owoce. Na finiszu delikatny, drewniany posmak beczki, przyjemnie ściągający z wyraźną nutką alkoholu ale wpasowywujaca się w piwo.

3.4
jandorris (842) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 28, 2017
W aromacie pięknie, jest karmel, są ciemne owoce, są rodzynki, są figi. W smaku sporo tego co w zapachu, ale atakuje bardzo nieprzyjemne drewno niestety :<

3.3
fombe89 (4092) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2017
On Tap, @Vor instituto, Gijón 19/11/2017

Color ambarino espuma blanca, aromas cereal madera ligeros metales, sabor dulce y maltosa cuerpo medio.

3.3
elosop (470) - SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 Mahognyfärgad med tjockt beige skum. Doftar lite syrligt, melass, sirap och torkad frukt. Smaken fyllig, söt, ganska besk. Eftersmaken lång med sötsyrliga toner av honung och cognacspraliner, ganska besk.

3.8
peponi (2047) - Strzelce Wielkie, POLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Aroma: melanoidins, molasses, roasted dark malts, caramel, oak notes.
Appearance: clear deep amber color and creamy head.
Taste: low bitterness, melanoidins, roasted dark malts, caramel, molasses, warming alcohol, bourbon barrel notes, semi-sweet/semi-dry.
Palate: full body and medium carbonation.
Overall: really good BA old ale, complex and intensive, only slightly warming alcohol.

3.6
Calisky (3087) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 20, 2017
Couleur cuivrée, légère mousse beige. Nez caramel doux et chêne un peu vanillé. Gout sur le caramel, chêne et vanille, doux sucré, amertume avec note herbeuse, corps bien onctueux. Assez simple et classique mais vraiment pas mal et intense sur ce qu'elle sait faire!

3.3
fidgetymidget (460) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 20, 2017
Dosy? s?abe, szczeg�lnie por�wnuj?c do ocen. Ma?o intensywne, troch? karmelu, chmielu, ?rednio s?odkie, lekko gorzkie. Meh


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