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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 49
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Wild quadrupel ale aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: yamar68 on 10-21-2012)
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-18-2013 03:51:09 | More by RuckusDu
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Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-30-2013 00:58:18 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-29-2013 23:16:37 | More by Texasfan549
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-28-2013 02:19:28 | More by JAHMUR
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-23-2013 07:34:33 | More by chippo33
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-10-2013 16:55:51 | More by savagepm
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.4%

05-12-2013 18:40:15 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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drlovemd87

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-10-2013 03:22:36 | More by drlovemd87
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Treebs

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -11.4%

Bottle shared by pmoney. Served in a FFF teku.

A: Pours a hazy brown color with a thin head forming on the pour. It recedes to nothing quickly leaving behind no lace. Still looking.

S: Acidic cherry, slightly tart with a sweet malt presence and some caramel. Light notes of bourbon and oak with a little plum as well.

T: Tart and lightly acidic with some red apple and cherry notes. Oak barrle with a sweet cracker malt and caramel presence. Very little bourbon with a hint of vanilla.

M: Low carbonation with a medium high body. Slightly chewy texture.

O: This was a nice beer, but I wish it had a little more base Quad show up. A touch more carbonation would have been nice as well.

05-07-2013 17:52:31 | More by Treebs
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pmoney

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-29-2013 19:25:47 | More by pmoney
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pschul4

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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djmichaelk

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -15%

04-15-2013 17:18:55 | More by djmichaelk
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -12.6%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown. I can count the number of bubbles on one hand. Dismally dead looking.

Smell - Tons of caramel, some fruits. Dark fruits with an acidity to the nose.

Taste - Sharp acidity covers up a lot of the quad. Still a fair amount of caramel. Sharp clean sourness. Fruity.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Medium heavy body.

Overall - Not sold on this. The sourness doesn't add to it. Just makes me wonder if it was a quality base quad.

04-02-2013 02:52:14 | More by Alieniloquium
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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brentk56

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +14.1%

Aged in a Leopold Bros Small Batch Whiskey Barrel

Appearance: Arrives with an auburn colored liquid capped by a modest head that leaves some splashy lace behind

Smell: Dark fruit (prune) with lacto sour elements and mild whiskey tones

Taste: The lacto sourness arrives immediately complementing the prune and other dark fruit flavors that build underneath; after the swallow, there is a hint of milk coffee and almond, though the finish is rather acetic

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Overall: Really excited by the flavors in this sour - what inspiration to sour a quad!

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Colorado

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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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GRG1313

California

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Washington

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Colorado

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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -4.4%

thanks to ablackshear for this awesome extra!

poured into crooked stave tulip glass.

Appearance: murky bodied beer with light cola colored head. After a hard pour you get a thin cap of head composed of large translucent bubbles that drop quickly to no head at all.

Smell: The barrel notes with sour cherries and lemons smelled almost immediately. Smells of malty dark fruits, earthy, and hint of smoke. The beer has big tannic and vinous notes with a hint of lactic acidic note.

Taste: moderately sour lemons, green apples, and red grapes that add a vinous and slightly sharp tart flavor to the beer. Malts are full of dark fruits with raisins mpstly being the focal point and a surprise found as a hint of smoke. Yeah! The beer finishes with the barrel notes... You gotta love the barrel notes that are incorporated into this beer featuring deep tannins, sweet vanilla, and a mellow yet fortified earthy oak flavor that lingers during the finish. The sour notes and the sweet notes build up as the beer warms. Not much of a quad, but I still like this beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with very low carbonation. You can pretty much say its flat carbonation levels. The beer has no booze notes at all. It just a little warming towards the end of the bottle.

Overall: I enjoyed the way this beer tastes and the flavor profile does remind me of Oso's Wee on the Lam that I have tried just recently. Unfortunately, Crooked Staves beer is a little rough around the edges compared to Wee on the Lam. Its biggest fault is that its flat. I enjoyed the complexity of the flavor of this beer it was honestly my favorite part of the beer.

02-09-2013 02:31:55 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Aged Sentience from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.