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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 48
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
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: yamar68 on 10-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Wild quadrupel ale aged in bourbon barrels.
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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 16
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Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Aged Sentience from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.