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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Cognac Barrel - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
87
very good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 7.44%
Wants: 22
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.67% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ArrogantB on 12-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Bottle courtesy of the Cellar Reserve. Served in Crooked Stave stemware.

Pours a very dark brown with a slight light brown head that quickly falls to a tan collar. A bit of lacing as it makes its way down.

Nose has a really nice bit of vanilla with some light buttery oak. Some chocolate and very light roast, along with a bit of dark fruits in the background. The flavor adds a touch of acid and nice chocolate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low-medium carbonation. Quite smooth and really creamy. The barrel is present in the background with just a bit of alcohol warmth. Nice cognac character throughout.

Overall, this is a really nice beer. Super smooth and easy to drink.

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375 ml bottle, black wax, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours super dark brown with a thin khaki head that recedes to a collar.

S- Really interesting aroma, it's a blend of cognac, oak, vanilla, chocolate, and some more tart, fruity brett notes. I wouldn't expect this to work but, at least in the aroma, it does.

T- This works considerably less in the flavor. Tartness is way more dominant here, lots of sour fruit and a bit of funk, which is sort of weird next to the chocolate and roast flavors, as well as the vanilla and cognac barrel flavors.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, mild booze warmth.

O- There's a lot about this beer that I like, the barrel character is very tasty, but it's just sort of a strange beer.

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A - Pours a very dark brown with a fizzy-active dark tan head that slowly fades to the edges.

S - Tart fruit, barrel and red wine.

T - Red-wine, cognac, oaky tartness. Some sweet ripe fruits.

D - Lower carbonationo and a heavier body. A bit on the sweet side with a tart finish.

O - You can totally taste the cognac, still a bit sweet, but this one should age gracefully.

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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Cognac Barrel from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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