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Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 77
Gots: 30 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbc5 on 06-21-2013)
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A - Dark brown like the color of soda with lots of carbonation to it 4

S - The nose is full of red wine and a dark tannin presence from the burgundy barrels. There is also dark cherry, light cinnamon, peach and a light booze presence

T - Really tart with lots of red wine up front. You can tell this was in a burgundy barrel with the big red wine and tannin presence. Really tart and lots of balsamic vinegar on the finish

M - Light body with good carbonation near the end. Definitely has some zip that remains in the finish as well

O - Another great sour from Crooked Stave that is loaded with red wine from the Burgundy and all the tannins

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Smell - Bourbon. Some deep dark cherry acidity. A little bit of vinegar. Lots of vanilla. Oak.

Taste - Some dark fruit sourness. Caramel. Vinegar sourness. Oak. Vanilla and bourbon are stronger in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Medium body. Medium sourness.

Overall - I love the bourbon barrel in this. Really adds a nice dimension.

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Shipped into town this week by our trustee. Poured at around 65F into a Hill Farmstead tulip. I hope Shaun doesn't care.

A - Dark pour that proves to be more of a deep, translucent brown than anything else. Good lacing retention. Looks quite appealing, even for a dark sour.

S - Deep notes of the tart yeasts smashed into the sweet malts. For what it is, I can't complain too much. It is fairly appealing. It smells more like a purposefully infected porter. Notes of cherries come through atop the malts.

T - Much of what I find on the aroma. Reminiscent of the unintentionally infected porters and stouts that I've actually liked, but without the roasted flavors. The cherries in the aroma are more of a mix of cherries and dark, dried fruits in the flavor. Sweet malts are there the whole way. Tartness is there as well. Whiskey barrel shows some mild wood in the background, which goes well with the rest of the flavors.

M - Medium, pushing a full medium. What I wan to see in the style.

O - Better than Tart of Darkness b2. Better than a lot of the infected stouts that I like, but were unintentional. Better than most dark sours I've had as well. I personally enjoy infected stouts, but not so much dark non-fruited sours. This managed to surprise me. Keep it up CS, please keep it up.

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Crooked Stave Origins Grand Cru - Leopold Whiskey Barrel Aged from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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