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

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Reviews: 20
Hads: 150
Avg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 59
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 06-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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

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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.

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A- pours a dark brown color with a small fizzy light tan head that disappears to leave just a ring around the edge, a few alcohol legs left behind

S- tart dark cherry aroma up front with some balsamic vinegar, funky earthy brett, toasted oak and a hint of chocolate

T- dark cherry flavor follows the aroma with a lactic sourness, tart vinegar mixes with toasted oak and bourbon, hint of vanilla and chocolate on the finish

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that continues to a dry finish

O- quite a different and welcomed take on a baltic porter

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