Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Brandy Barrel - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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3.48/5 rDev -13.9%
Bottle: Poured a light black color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some funky yeast notes and light dry roasted malt. Taste is also dominated by tart notes with some acidity and dry roasted malt notes. Brandy notes are pretty tame and hard to distinguish. Body is light with medium carbonation. Not bad overall but I can’t say that sour porter is a style that I really seek.
07-04-2014 17:37:09 | More by Phyl21ca
3.78/5 rDev -6.4%
Nice hiss when opened, but pours little in the way of head. Pitch black liquid, but not viscous thick. Smells brettanomyces 'horseblanket', raw oak, acetic acid, vanilla, coconut. Cherry pits, mild chocolate.
Taste is mostly acetic acid. Drying, mild dark roast, notable oak - though I don't get much in the way of brandy. Dried out mealy meat of a cherry.
Medium-nice carbaonation works with the acidic. Light in thickness with drying astringency and a finishing summer pucker.
03-09-2014 09:08:26 | More by mentor
4.34/5 rDev +7.4%
Huge thanks to JMBSH for sending me this.
375 ml bottle poured into a tulip
A- Black with a three finger tan head.
S- Chocolate, dark fruits, sour cherries, brandy, some funk.
T- Chocolate, some roasted coffee, brandy, big sour finish, cherries, some oak, some funk in the finish. Brandy barrel really stands out and works great with this beer. Big flavors, great complexity and pretty well balanced.
M- Light to medium body, high carbonation.
O- A nice sour porter. Brandy is really smooth and not hot. This is my second Crooked Stave beer and I really enjoy it, really wish I didn't have to trade for their stuff.
04-25-2013 20:35:44 | More by larryi86
4.13/5 rDev +2.2%
Bottle opened on 4.8.13
A - Pours a motor oil black with a foamy dark tan head with great retention.
S - Funky, dark ripe fruit-cherry, plum, and brandy.
T - Tart cherry, brandy barrel warms the belly as I sip. Lots of barrel and funk.
D - Good carbonation and a medium body, tart.
O - Brett and brandy barrels really swirl and work here.
04-12-2013 03:42:26 | More by HuskyinPDX
Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Brandy Barrel from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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