Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Aged Sentience - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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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
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
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
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; moderate puckering
Overall: Really excited by the flavors in this sour - what inspiration to sour a quad!
03-24-2013 19:24:51 | More by brentk56
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
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