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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: 35 | FT: 4
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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dbc5

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 01:41:32 | More by dbc5
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-26-2013 02:12:23 | More by stereosforgeeks
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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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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-25-2013 01:27:27 | More by Gonzoillini
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-24-2013 05:16:25 | More by dhbiker0889
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-24-2013 02:46:04 | More by duff247
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-18-2013 03:50:11 | More by RuckusDu
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buffs9

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-17-2013 03:58:05 | More by buffs9
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marshmeli

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-15-2013 20:21:15 | More by marshmeli
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-12-2013 01:59:12 | More by claspada
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to ablackshear for another awesome extra!

375ml bottle pressure cap and waxed.

batch:23/may/2013

poured into Crooked Stave tulip.

Appearance: Opaque dark brown to a medium black bodied beer. 2 fingers of medium to dark khaki colored head that drops down to a thin cap that stays around forever. Lacing coats the glass and its a little better than spotty lace.

Smell: Tart cherry and an acetic note. Wet oak. A hint of slightly boozey and sweet bourbon.

Taste: Starts off with tart cherries that are on the low end of moderately sour. A healthy dose of wet oak and some sweet bourbon to taste. A hint of smokey malts and tootsie rolls. The beer is vinous, acetic, and tannic. Wine like note dominates the finish with more tart cherries a very faint hint of spicy rye. That is seriously complex beer here!

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation levels. The carbonation is spot on. This is a big sour and its even hardly boozey. The beer feels oily and is fairly smooth. It also has a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is the second 2013 Crooked Stave Cellar Reserve beer that I have had the privilage to drink. The other was Origins Grand Cru. And Wow... Both are truly stellar sour beers. This beer is listed as a baltic porter, but the beer doesnt have much of anything to do with a baltic porter in my opinion...its a sour beer all the way. I also noticed that both origins grand cru and nightmare on brett grand cru have very similiar flavor profiles despite the very different base beers. Crooked Stave really knows how to brew some complex and deverse sour beers! Crooked Stave does a great job of "thinking outside of the box" when it comes to the craft beers they brew and barrel age.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 07:16:27 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-09-2013 07:43:45 | More by zestar
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joel66

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-07-2013 02:07:25 | More by joel66
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-07-2013 01:15:08 | More by GRG1313
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

07-03-2013 14:53:12 | More by Thorpe429
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

06-30-2013 17:54:56 | More by Rochefort10nh
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

06-30-2013 14:13:41 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-29-2013 22:48:21 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-29-2013 21:13:00 | More by djrn2
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-29-2013 17:08:12 | More by duceswild
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-28-2013 21:06:33 | More by starrdogg
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-28-2013 13:46:02 | More by mendvicdog
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-28-2013 05:09:53 | More by Anonymous1
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oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-28-2013 04:07:05 | More by oline73
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FishPondManager

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-28-2013 00:48:21 | More by FishPondManager
Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Grand Cru from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.