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

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BA SCORE
83
good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RuckusDu on 10-07-2012)
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Reviews by HuskyinPDX:
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3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 3.22.13

A - Pours a very dark amber-brown with only a few dark tan bubbles that disappear quickly.

S - Tart, dark fruit, and barrel-cognac.

T - Tart cognac, sweet dark fruit, cherry, blackberry, wood.

D - Low carbonation with a medium to heavy body.

O - Lots of cognac and barrel here with minimal carbonation. A touch on the sweeter side as well.

HuskyinPDX, Mar 24, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of ehammond1
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

(Aged for 6 months)

Opens without a hiss. Zero carbonation. Color of cola or root beer. Leaves the glass clean. Not a pretty beer.

Very, very nice aroma. Sharp, sour cherry character, red wine vinegar, red berries, and sweet cognac combine. This really needed to come to room temperature before the aroma became properly expressive and enjoyable. It didn't have much aroma at all at colder temperatures.

Quite sour, sharp berry notes, dried cherry, some vinegar, some caramel bread sweetness on the finish, and complementing oak. Very drinkable and the alcohol is hidden exceptionally well. I like this quite a bit.

Full-medium bodied with zero carbonation. While it doesn't seem distracting or detracting in the moment, this would probably be much, much better with proper carbonation. It may even be spectacular. Disappointing only because of the massive potential available.

I like this quite a bit. Looking forward to drinking this again!

ehammond1, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

acurtis, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

weonfire, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of nhudson
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crooked Stave Sentience Cognac Barrel Quad. No bottle number, but it was limited to Cellar Reserve members. Served out of a 375ml bottle.

a: Deep ruby red to brown in color. Looks beautiful in the light. No head to speak of as the bottle let out the faintest of hisses. Beer is somewhat clear with some murkiness to it. Not clear but not turbid looking. Beer is beautiful to look at though.

s: Amazing aroma. I don't really know how to describe it. Some underlying funk with sweet malt aroma. Cognac comes through slightly. I get a heavy cheery aroma in the front that goes away quickly. I can see where someone would say it has a BBQ sauce vibe.

t: I find the taste quite different than the aroma. Not sweet at all as the aroma would suggest. Maybe the sourness cuts through the sweetness. Dark fruit really comes out along with cognac and oak. The more I taste it the more acetic it becomes up front. Kind of a strange but good mixture of fruit, oak, cognac and lemon.

m: Beer seems heavier than it should in the mouth, especially with the sourness. The alcohol really is hidden here at 11.5% abv. So far I am not perceiving any hot flavors. The body is spot on here in the upper medium range.

o: I think with time this will be an exceptional beer. I am going to take the remainder of my bottles and place them in a warm dark place for a while and see what happens in 6-12 months. Great beer.

nhudson, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Gonzoillini, Jul 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

hiphopj5, Jan 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

GRG1313, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

SpdKilz, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
1.9/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

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.

Phyl21ca, May 15, 2014
Photo of yamar68
4.23/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Massive thanks to quirkzoo for gifting me this one!

Ugly as sin... pours like a glass of warm root beer... swampy brown body topped with not much of anything at all. Doesn't look like anything you would want to swim in, let alone drink.

Earthy tart berry notes, some toffee malt qualities, strawberry shortcake, maybe some cinnamon, sour fruit, incredibly dynamic. I could sniff at this one for quite a while before getting bored with it.

Lovely... as is the case with other Crooked Stave sours, the powerful sour whop doesn't show itself until about mid palate... overripe pale fruits, lemon, wheat grass, tons of sour plum, tasty stuff.

If this beer had some body it would really woo me.

yamar68, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Derekg, Jul 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

claspada, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MinorThreat, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

rbrefbeerman, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

ucsbmullet, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

crobinso, Oct 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

NHhomebrewguy, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

powz87, Apr 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

JRod1969, Dec 21, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

Franch, Jan 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Seanniek91, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

bbadger, Oct 12, 2012
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Crooked Stave Cognac Barrel Aged Sentience from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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