Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Aged Sentience - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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3.78/5 rDev -8.3%
Ruddy turbid brown body topped by a thin film. Funky, smoky nose. Very earthy, some mushroom notes, faint bourbon. Nice acidity on the palate, dark fruit, red currant. Full body with medium-low carbonation. Mild bourbon barrel tannins and vanilla notes pop out in the finish. A pretty nice soured quad with impressively well hidden alcohol.
12-23-2012 05:18:43 | More by largadeer
3.8/5 rDev -7.8%
375ml bottle from the taproom $11. Dark, dark red color with a thin ring of bubbles circling my wine glass. The first whiff off the bottle is great, bourbon, malt, hints of sour ale. As the beer opens up the alcohol really steps forward in the aroma but its still good, slight cinnamon and spice. Flavor is good with mild bourbon notes, decent alcohol, definite sourness, very solid fruit flavor like grapes possibly. My only complaint is that the body does seem a little watery and I'm usually generous on mouthfeel. This was an interesting beer overall but not worth the price of admission.
12-22-2012 04:47:52 | More by ArrogantB
4.3/5 rDev +4.4%
Whoa. Very flat appearance. Opaque cloudyness in the dark purple/brown colored brew. No head, merely iced tea bubbles.
Tons of tart cherry, roasty caramel, and "mez-cal" esque wooded aroma. Interesting and VERY unique. The bourbon barrel used must have not had bourbon in it for too long.. There's not too much Quad going on here, it's much more of a wild ale. I can smell the tartness from my table.
Very unique flavors. Dry, silky in parts, perfectly balanced between sweet and bitter. No off flavors and *extremely* drinkable, if you like sours. Tartness is up there, I'd give it a 7.8/10 on tartness. There's tons of near virgin oak lingering on the flavors. A side from being near flat, this is an awesome brew.
Recommended if you think you'll be able to get over the lack of carbonation. In one way the lack of carbonation is kinda nice since it allows you to open up to all the flavors swarming around in this fantastic brew.
Here's to #500!
12-16-2012 03:37:10 | More by chugalug06
4.55/5 rDev +10.4%
Poured into a tulip
A: Pours a dark orange-brown, murky, with a VERY slight head that vanishes instantly... looks like a beer you left out over night.
S: Initial smell is all funk. But once you let it breath for a minute, the true aroma comes out, and its very nice. Your typical quad, dark fruits, which lead into the bourbon, leather and wood. Finishes with sweet cherry/vanilla. Extremely pleasant aroma.
T: Yes, its sour. A very well played sour. Enough to let you know its there with out going over board and taking over. Next, the flavors work in the oposite direction as the nose would have you to think. Starts sweet, then finishes with the oak/bourbon. Very layered. Very complex. And flat out delicious. Easily one of the best tasting beers I've ever had.
M: One word...FLAT. Great body, and very smooth but I'm drinking beer here, not bourbon. I need some carbonation.
O: I don't post reviews (this is only my second), but I just had to review this one since there isn't that many of them. Like I stated above...easily one of the most complex and best tasting beers I've had to date. A fantastic brew, but the lack of carbonation is keeping it from being a world-class brew. With that said, if you are a sour fan I highly suggest you seek this one out.
12-04-2012 07:26:15 | More by sir-knifes-alot
4.43/5 rDev +7.5%
375ml bottle opned on 11.9.12.
A - Pours a dark, murky brown with only a few dark bubbles on one side.
S - Raisins, bourbon, oak, wood, vanilla, and toffee.
T - Tart cherry, bourbon, wood, vanilla, and carmel.
D - Low carbonation, heavier body.
O - Very, very complex and great. Tons going on here. I love it.
11-28-2012 06:05:35 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.23/5 rDev +2.7%
Appearance is a deep purple with zero head, somewhat murky and a heavy visual appearance. Nose is fruit forward with grapes and cherries with vanilla, and heavy oak. Notes of earthiness come through with more heavy grape. Taste is tart up front with candi sugar and fruit with a nice lactic tartness. Mouthfeel is heavy with minimal carbonation. Overall, a intriguing take on a quad. Worth a try.
11-25-2012 03:11:21 | More by homebrew311
Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Aged Sentience from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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