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

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 61
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
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 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into HF stemmed glass. Batch 23 from May 2013. Thanks Bill (forgetfu) for sending this one.

A- Pours a dark brownish purple that appears a jet black in the glass, about a quarter to half a finger of slightly mocha brownish off-white head forms that has decent retention but fades to a flat top, some light lacing hear and there cling to the sides of the glass.

S- Aromas of dark fruits, plums, cherries, grapes, burgundy, merlot, a little bit of vinegar.

T- Grapes, raisins, plums, burgundy, vinegar, finishes with a more vinegar, a little bit of red wine, and a faint presence of chocolate and raisins in a lingering aftertaste that resembles the porter qualities. Fairly complex but just a tiny bit too vinegary for my liking.

M- Medium bodied, slight vinegar acidic feel to it, medium carbonation, abv very well hidden.

O- This was a nice dark sour that still showed signs of the original base beer before it was taken over by a vinegar acidity. The final product was fairly complex and decently acidic yet drinkable. Not my favorite dark sour I've had, but definitely one worth trying.

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Bottle had at The Festival in Portland.

Pours a dark murky brownish black color, nice creamy head with bit of lacing.

Nose tons of sour and light lacto funk, pedio too I think, a horseradish aroma, nice toasty buttery oak, light acetic, light sour cherry, light phenolic booze.

Creamy lacto funk sour but not super, tons more buttery oak and barrel notes, dark caramel malts soured, hint of choc covered tart cherries, light acidic bite and acetic acid, some warming phenolic booze again.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, light flemmy and sticky, decent carb.

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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.

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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.

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