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Crooked Stave Cognac Barrel Aged Sentience - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 15.78%
Wants: 19
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RuckusDu on 10-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Bottle: Poured a clear deep brown color ale with zero head or any lacing. Aroma of stale caramel malt with some residual brown sugar notes is more or less pleasant. Taste is also dominated by stale caramel malt notes with light barrel-aged notes and some gross brown sugar residual notes. Body is light for style with zero carbonation and no real apparent alcohol notes. I either got a bad bottle or I just really didn’t appreciate the zero carbonation and stale notes associated with this beer.

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Thanks to BA ShitbirdKing247 for sharing this and the bourbon version back to back at a tasting a little while back. The brew appears a clear mahogany color with a tiny ring of bubbles around the edge. Some ruby is seen through the body with orange along the edges much like the other version.

The aroma includes notes of oak and coffee. A very raw oak character emerges moreso smelling than the typical cognac character along with a tangy almost vinous alcohol note later that is the first indication of this being cognac. At times, this brew almost smells beefy and smoked but not quite.

The flavor of this brew includes an unexpected note of coffee before blending to chocolate, oak and a vinous yet tangy alcohol inclusion that is no doubt like cognac gone wild. More funk developes as it warms up and it progressively gets more acedic.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light amount of carbonation. Having a chance to try both barrel versions was a nice treat. You could this one was cognac by the vinous tang it had while the bourbon you could have lied and told me it was anything. While I liked what the cognac did to this, I coincidentally did no like the combination of alcohol and acedic character.

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Crooked Stave Cognac Barrel Aged Sentience from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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