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

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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 58
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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BuckTuckian, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

minterro, Feb 13, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -17.1%

Pour is dark, black esq., with a bubbly tan head. Nose is charred wood and some marshmallow. Lacto sourness and cherry, a touch acetic in the nose. Taste follows, not really acetic. Strong carbonation, Lighter body. Less wood, more cherry. Lacto is fairly present mid palate with notes of marshmallow and vanilla.

cpetrone84, Feb 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

pagesofphotographs, Feb 05, 2014
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tourdot, Jan 26, 2014
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alexipa, Jan 15, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +3.8%

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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

budsandsuds8, Jan 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Pete27lax, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Kirk, Dec 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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PEIhop, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

trxxpaxxs, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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ShanePB, Nov 11, 2013
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Phillyz, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

kscaldef, Nov 05, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev -6.9%

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.

Batch 5/23/13.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, fruit, whiskey, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit and slight cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite sour and puckering.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 04, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -0.2%

Very dark brown pour with a khaki head. Aromas of balsamic vinegar, red wine, chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Hints of whiskey, some lemon, a bit of grass, roasted malt, caramel, and dark fruits. Whew, a lot going on. Complex flavors of balsamic vinegar, caramel, chocolate, tannic red wine, whiskey, and oak. Notes of vanilla, dark fruit, some grass, and roasted malt.

jbaker67, Oct 27, 2013
Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Grand Cru from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.