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

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83 Ratings
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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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3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Treebs, May 07, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; moderate puckering

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

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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 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.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Feb 09, 2013
Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Aged Sentience from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.