Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Grand Cru - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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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
01-13-2014 23:39:34 | More by jeonseh
3.91/5 rDev -6.9%
Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.
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.
11-04-2013 06:05:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
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.
10-27-2013 12:52:24 | More by jbaker67
Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Grand Cru from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.