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

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BA SCORE
84
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40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.32%


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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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-14-2013 02:32:12 | More by weonfire
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-21-2014 04:58:19 | More by afsdan
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JRod1969

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-21-2013 23:33:59 | More by JRod1969
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-17-2013 05:16:12 | More by Sparky44
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mfield14

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-01-2013 20:49:15 | More by mfield14
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-05-2013 16:03:47 | More by imperialking
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juliusseizure

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-31-2013 01:14:17 | More by juliusseizure
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MinorThreat

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-29-2013 20:48:17 | More by MinorThreat
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claspada

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-24-2013 01:10:07 | More by claspada
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-17-2013 18:48:46 | More by paulys55
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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-10-2013 02:11:46 | More by vonnegut21
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stakem

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 19:00:13 | More by stakem
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stevefinny

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-26-2013 11:59:42 | More by stevefinny
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-25-2013 02:21:12 | More by Gonzoillini
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-29-2013 21:17:08 | More by djrn2
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

06-24-2013 13:23:24 | More by Seanniek91
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powz87

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-29-2013 23:32:50 | More by powz87
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a murky honey brown with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with toasted malt and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 04:43:36 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ehammond1


3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 01:01:37 | More by ehammond1
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Romulux

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-24-2013 13:55:54 | More by Romulux
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 05:56:24 | More by HuskyinPDX
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beertunes

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-12-2013 23:40:56 | More by beertunes
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-07-2013 07:37:18 | More by dhbiker0889
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GRG1313

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

02-17-2013 01:09:55 | More by GRG1313
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SpdKilz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-08-2013 15:11:43 | More by SpdKilz
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Crooked Stave Cognac Barrel Aged Sentience from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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