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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Grand Cru - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
93
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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 60
Gots: 35 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.66% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 06-20-2013)
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Reviews by dbc5:
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4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle poured into Barley Creek wine style glass.

A: Brown to black pour with a fluffy cream colored head. Nice lacing on the way down the glass. Looks great.

S: Tart cherries, some wood, clear acidity. Perhaps a bit of roast from the dark malts in the background, but this one is all about tart acidity on the nose.

T: Sour cherries is the first thing that hit my palate. Moderate sourness. A bit of oak and some whiskey flavors. At the very end, I'm getting some subtle chocolate covered cherry like flavors on the palate.

M: Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. For me, this doesn't drink like a 9.6% beer; not getting much in the way of alcohol heat.

O: A really enjoyable beer, although I did prefer the other 2013 Crooked Stave Cellar Reserve that I've had, Origins Grand Cru, which I thought was phenomenal. I really enjoyed this beer.

dbc5, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

joel66, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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stereosforgeeks, Jul 26, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep dark almost black beer with an slight off white head that sits just on the edges with an island of foam in the middle

S - Sweet cherry, dark chocolate, light tartness, milk sweetness, slight raspberries, slight alcohol presence. Really one of the best noses for a dark sour porter I've smelled.

T - Tart vinegar and lemon up front as well as sour cherry. There is milk chocolate and roasted malt from the porter aspect. There is some Brett near the finish as well that gives it a nice farmhouse funky aspect as well as some slight warmth and mustiness from the alcohol barrels

M - Heavy carbonation with a dry finish from the oak. Slight chalkiness from the roasted malt

O - Really an interesting good dark sour that is balanced with tartness, cherry flavor, good aspects of the porter, and a slight presence from the alcohol. Really impressed by how they managed to make this tart yet still keep the aspects of the Baltic porter

jeonseh, Jan 13, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body with some slight transparency at the edges. Reddish flecks. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Cherry tartness. Chocolate. Whiskey. Oak. Smells like a very deep roasted oud bruin.

Taste - Very oaky. Very tart. Deep caramel and dark fruit sourness. Some roasted malts. Whiskey barrel adds a nice vanilla component that cuts the sourness a bit. Woody finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Flavorful. A little harsh.

Alieniloquium, Aug 12, 2014
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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Grand Cru from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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