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

Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Cognac BarrelCrooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Cognac Barrel

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87
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 7.69%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 12-06-2012)
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by drabmuh:
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-18-2013 15:36:09 | More by drabmuh
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -23.1%

03-23-2014 22:07:40 | More by ajzy
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-21-2014 05:00:10 | More by afsdan
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 375ml bottle in my DFH snifter. Thanks surge1311!

A - Black with no light coming through and a small tan head that dissipates quickly.

S - Very interesting with funk, tartness, dark fruits, oak and even some tropical fruits. It really blends together nicely.

T - Quite tart with an underlying contribution of cognac and dark malts. It's not at all what my palate expected. It's pretty good but I'm not sure it comes together properly. And I don't think the cognac adds to it.

M - Moderate consistency and carbonation with a firm pucker factor.

O - The platypus of beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 17:01:02 | More by GJ40
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-15-2013 03:59:39 | More by PEIhop
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-18-2013 04:39:19 | More by starrdogg
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-18-2013 04:17:31 | More by beernads
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-03-2013 17:00:12 | More by claspada
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-30-2013 15:43:01 | More by dhbiker0889
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WeisGuy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-21-2013 13:07:41 | More by WeisGuy
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mozim

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-01-2013 22:18:12 | More by mozim
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MinorThreat

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-17-2013 01:58:48 | More by MinorThreat
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stevefinny

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-26-2013 12:02:26 | More by stevefinny
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-18-2013 03:53:14 | More by RuckusDu
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HopsintheSack

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-08-2013 16:51:44 | More by HopsintheSack
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-07-2013 06:27:40 | More by GRG1313
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moonknight31

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-24-2013 18:34:04 | More by moonknight31
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-20-2013 19:23:15 | More by imperialking
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-10-2013 16:56:37 | More by savagepm
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 4.14.13

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 04:11:53 | More by HuskyinPDX
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WillCarrera

Ohio

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 05:52:13 | More by WillCarrera
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ahalloin

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-13-2013 00:33:50 | More by ahalloin
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle thanks to DaveHack as an extra! Big thanks man!

Very nice look, dark stormy look with some swirling tan head on top, ring of tan around the sides, has nice lacing with a swirl that falls down quickly.

Smell is very complex and strikes a great balance of the spirit, oak, fruit Brett, malty base beer, they all form this confection dessert like aroma that is very enticing and quite nice.

And the taste does not live up to the bill. It has a metal type taste and the Brett seems to conflict with the base beer, which seems to cancel out the nice notes they both could bring to the table, and the cognac is not all that obvious either. Disappointing after the smell. There are nice roast notes and Brett too, but it could be better.

The feel is ok but acrid seeming with the taste profile. Medium in feel and some sour notes linger nicely.

Overall pretty good, but could be better with some tweaks I'd say.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 23:29:08 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Callmecoon

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-12-2013 18:16:37 | More by Callmecoon
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Callmecoon for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Barrel # 59.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with dark roasted malt and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a high amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 05:00:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Cognac Barrel from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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