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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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world-class

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 50
Gots: 33 | FT: 5
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: Mebuzzard on 07-19-2013)
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev -3.9%

08-23-2014 19:11:26 | More by LotsofLupulin
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-18-2014 01:32:01 | More by edhizdeid
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-15-2014 22:12:08 | More by MacQ32
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-13-2014 04:22:42 | More by Soneast
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -13.5%

Backlog of reviews from last week in CO, KS and KY. This was reviewed fully at the time of consumption to my phone at Moraine Park CG, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO.

A- Dark brown body poured out of a 375ml bottle into a chalice. A light nutty tan head forms on the beer to around half a finger with a frothy foamy consistency. Head retention is decent and a medium ring remains. Sheets of lace at the top of the glass with drizzle and spots below that.

S- Sour lactic acid pours out of the glass even in the aroma with the whiskey barrel coming in strong along with that. Wet oak, vanilla, raisin, caramel and molasses dark brown sugars.

T- Extremely sour lactic lemony acids decimate the taste buds with only a bit of room for other things to shine. Whiskey and vanilla come in and are smoothed out quite a bit. Brown sugar, toasted nuts, green apple, vinegar, wet oak, tart cherry, vinous grapes and molasses hints are pale in comparison to the acid. Strong brett horsey barnyard.

MF- Light end body that is beyond bone dry and the sourness probably plays into that. Carbonation at a moderate level with a foamy and somewhat creamy consistency. The finish is very very sour.

The first few sips show a lot of promise with whiskey vanilla and wet oak playing into the equation heavily but the sour takes over fast. Lactic acid destroys the palate and takes away somewhat from the overall experience. The aroma still holds up well after time, however.

08-12-2014 03:14:35 | More by cbutova
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -23.8%

Pour is dark brown with a hint of dark red on the edges and a small amount of light brown tan head. Nose has a hint of smoke, musky mossy brett, faint touch of cherry. Taste is strong, musky brett, more malt presence. A bit of dark chocolate, notes of smoked meat, lots of sour cherry and a bit sweet in the back. Creamy feel, grainy carbonation, slick finish.

08-12-2014 01:06:01 | More by cpetrone84
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-09-2014 12:21:21 | More by brother_kenneth
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Thalz314

Missouri

5/5  rDev +14.4%

08-07-2014 21:09:29 | More by Thalz314
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Big_Dave

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-07-2014 07:01:47 | More by Big_Dave
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stevec32

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3%

08-03-2014 00:37:02 | More by stevec32
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Mongrel

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%

A - looks like a less carbonated cola, with a fizzy little head that dissipates quickly but leaves a small frothy ring for the entirety.

S - smells like certain wine barrel aged barleywines I've had, though there is a sweet hint of boozy bourbon. There's plum, golden raisins and a little licorice. Acetic funk develops a little later on and brings a tart white wine presence to the nose. Deeply intriguing and inviting nose.

T - first sip is perfectly sweet with plums, cherries and raisins, and a little warm bourbon. Again, like a barrel aged barleywine. But then the tartness kicks in at the back of the palate and takes this beer to the next level. Like the nose, one is reminded of tart white grapes and white wine -- a strange juxtaposition with the sweet dark fruit flavors. As the beer warms there's creamy vanilla from the bourbon, which is really nice paired with the big cherry presence. This one's a real complicated and enjoyable sipper.

M - mouthfeel is fuller than one would expect given the tartness, but still has a nice bit of effervescence to it.

Overall, it's tough to pull off dark sour beers, but this one's a real stunner. There's not a clue of the big 9.6 ABV in this beer. Another home run from Crooked Stave.

07-29-2014 23:19:04 | More by Mongrel
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Filabee

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

07-26-2014 22:31:17 | More by Filabee
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Halfbrother83

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-22-2014 01:46:45 | More by Halfbrother83
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-20-2014 04:11:11 | More by stephensinner
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GregDuB65

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-20-2014 01:37:40 | More by GregDuB65
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-18-2014 20:34:31 | More by atlbravsrno1
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

07-18-2014 20:29:54 | More by drummermattie02
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jbogner

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-03-2014 17:47:58 | More by jbogner
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kjrod20

New York

4/5  rDev -8.5%

06-18-2014 17:32:06 | More by kjrod20
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dwagner003

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

06-15-2014 05:51:38 | More by dwagner003
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Bwagner1122

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

06-15-2014 05:47:38 | More by Bwagner1122
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-15-2014 03:00:09 | More by threedaggers
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incubuscience

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.5%

06-15-2014 02:06:52 | More by incubuscience
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FreshZ

Missouri

5/5  rDev +14.4%

06-13-2014 13:49:26 | More by FreshZ
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EliotRosewater

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-12-2014 01:03:25 | More by EliotRosewater
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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Leopold Bros Whiskey Barrel from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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