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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

130 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 56
Gots: 34 | 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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mroberts1204

California

4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to poonamibaxter for sending this to me and asking for nothing in return! A true BA.

Pours a dark brown almost black color with a khaki head that lingers. Smell has that typical Crooked Stave characteristic of oak. Sour cherry. Vanilla, bourbon, and oak is dominant. Huge vanilla. Taste is lactic sour immediately, then followed by the delicious huge oakiness that I detected in the nose. Finishes with cherries and some mocha/chocolate. The finish leaves me a bit disappointed but I'm just looking for something wrong with the beer at this point. Where is the alcohol? It drinks nothing like a beer at 9.66%. More like 6%. The sours coming out of this brewery never disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 02:48:19 | More by mroberts1204
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A: Pours just a shade lighter than black beneath a finger of fizzy short-lived light brown head. Head quickly faded into a fuzzy collar that left a few steaks of thin lace down the glass.
S: Dry hints of tart cherry skins, woody oak, faint spicy whisky, and deep roasted malts. Acidic smelling and musty.
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