RATINGS: 1791   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.
Editor’s Note - The 2006 bottled version has been aged in bourbon barrels.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alassio (96) - USA - MAY 2, 2011
I’ve just finished the 4th in my four-pack over the last week or so, and for me it is one always worth having around. Gorgeous gold/copper color, big rich aroma, deep autumn woods flavors with wet leaves and tree bark but also airy-sky brightness - - BIG hops, BIG malt. No matter WHAT beer you have had before this, this one can put a happy cap on the evening. Must stock multiple bottles of this in the deep recesses of the fridge.

Scipio (1147) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Pours a cloudy caramel color with a full, thick, off white head. Whiskey and oak jump out from the nose, while earthy malt, molasses, and light toffee are found as well. The taste is sweet, though not overly so. Whiskey dominates all flavors here. As the bottle boasts, secondary impressions are molasses and oak. Its still earthy, but I find much more floral elements than earthiness. Vanilla and raisin round this one out. Whiskey finish. Medium in body, thick in texture, and more soft in carbonation. I like whiskey and I like the taste of whiskey in beer. But as this is the main theme, I don't think enough was done to curb the big whiskey taste that this one pushes.

murzyn (380) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 18, 2017
Barwa brązowa, piana średnia. Aromat karmel, skórka od chleba, winogrona, drewno i lekka wanilia. W smaku przypieczony chleb, toffi, melasa, czerwone owoce i dębina. Jest delikatna wanilia od beczki. Pifko wytrawne, alko totalnie niewyczuwalne. Bardzo dobre pifko.

oberschlesier (100) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - SEP 16, 2017
Aromat słodowy, melasy, smak taki sam. Beczka prawie niewyczuwalna. B. klarowne. Dla miłośników.

thejackpacker (529) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget. God the smell is so rich and reminsd me so something so clearly but I cannot put my finger on it, maybe it is sherry, maybe it is just barley wine. No okay ive got it, its whisky. HUGE HUGE whisky smell, i suppose that comes from the bourbon barrels. Colour is a dark shery colour. Taste is also very similar to whisky or anejo tequilla. Alcohol, deep malts. Nothing like the old ales youll find in the UK. Some aged hops in there (simcoe?). Reminds me a bit like drinking an American version of a Westvleteren 12. Its very nice, not a favourite but I can see why people would go nuts for it.

jonno (2852) - JAPAN - SEP 14, 2017
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BHMarc (6) - - SEP 12, 2017 does not count
Very smooth, flavorful high abv beer. Malty with flavors of caramel and oak. Rum like quality. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

EerieDrinks (243) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2017
2 finger off-white head. Deep ruby coloured beer. Beautiful.

Aroma is plum, caramel, red grape, raisins, dark rye bread, oak barrel and a hint of vanilla.

Taste is dark rye bread, wheat, toffee, slight coffee grounds, slight soil, oak barrel and dried dark fruits. A bit hard to find the actual taste notes, unfortunately. They kind of hide in one big, 'dark' bubble.

Mouthfeel is powerful and punchy. Really tears at your throat, I love it! Gentle alcohol, really well hidden. Medium bitterness. Medium carbonation that stirs the beer up nicely. Dense and rich.

Overall: Great sipper, as expected by Founders. This could've been a total masterpiece if the flavours were as aggressive as the mouthfeel. This brewery haven't done me wrong yet.

herinmary (47)
- - AUG 28, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2017 Аромат бражный с нотками гниющих яблок. Вкус карамельный, инжир, чернослив во вкусе и аромате, чувствуется крепость. Послевкусие приятное, сладковатые, есть подозрение что пиво надо пить тёплым.

rami_pl (4054) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Curmudgeon Old Ale by Founders Brewing Co. at Powiśle 2016. Toffi, ciemne owoce, melasa, slodko, nieco lepkie cialo, ladnie schowane alko. Przeszkadzaja tylko takie cierpko-drewniane posmaki. Z-
Rami Rami: Bottled on: 12/30/16 21:24:46 ;)
Rami Rami: A piwowar foundersa ma metr osiemdziesiat jeden i 3 i pol milimetra... ze o innych wymiarach nie wspomne...

SaintMatty (7443) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2017
355ml Bottle - Dark amber in colour. Caramel, sultanas and vinous notes in the aroma. Rich and fruity taste with raisins, wood, molasses and sultanas.

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