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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Leopold Bros Whiskey Barrel - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
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238 Ratings
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 70
Gots: 77 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.66% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 07-19-2013

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Photo of lateralundertow
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TonyY
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of infinitebruner
3.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

January 15, 2015

Draft, Taster Snifter

A – Black with some touches of dark brown. Big tan craggy head, with high retention.

S – Brett funk and some mild lacto aroma, acidity even on the nose. Chocolate malt present in the background, though very faint, and some spicy notes, perhaps from the hops but rye-like.

T – Funky barnyard with some sweetness, somewhat fruity, and mild lacto acidity. Malts are not very prominent, mostly providing backbone for the souring Some rye-like spice present here as well.

M – Maltiness and spice help balance the tartness, but is wholly bent in the tart/acidic direction. Somewhat light bodied considering the carbonation and barrel aging.

O – A very interesting beer, but the souring is overwhelming what I imagine is a fairly spectacular base beer instead of complementing it. Could have showcased the base more to be truly exquisite.

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4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NJBeer265
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of crobinso
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Deggar
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EConnOG
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xdtfx
4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MtnSoup
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OldCrustacean79
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KYGunner
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The nose is acidic with balsamic and vinegar like twang, lots of Brett, molasses and strong tart cherry.

The flavor is punch to the taste buds with a powerfully tart cherry but a natural sweetness. The cherry flavor is complimented by a barrel derived vanilla that works so well. The end is sour, but sweet and helps to round out a fantastic ale.

Photo of Mikexw
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IMFletcher
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tarheels4life23
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wellsnb
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McAndrew
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MenardMa
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11/2014 Batch 3. Poured from a bottle into snifter, the beer is a dark, almost black coloring, with a wisp of brown bubbling on the surface. Aromas of subtle dark chocolate, bitter coffee, plum and date, earthy highlights, tart cherries, whiskey spice and booze, and some woody spicing. Flavors are very sour and tart forward, with a cherry overtone on a backbone of old world fruit and warming booze. Smoke ghosts linger on your tastebuds after a while. Dig in a bit, and you'll find some chocolate and coffee character, as well as that whiskey spice and warmth. Very smooth and robust, yet dry and crisp at the same time. The aftertaste is more of the chocolate, coffee, and smoke, after the sour and tart notes clear the deck. Dry, sour, puckering, tart, lingering finish. This is a tasty damn beer.

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4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Leopold Bros Whiskey Barrel from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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