Crooked Stave Origins - Bourbon Barrel Cherry | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
crookedstave.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RuckusDu on 09-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
24
For Trade:
5
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Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky cherry hued caramel brown. Tan head.

This one is almost too sour to drink at this point. Mouth puckering. Vinegar. Tart cherries. Some funk. A bit of brown sugar and spice.

Enjoyable, but a bit over the top after a few years in the bottle.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Raziel313
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very interesting but not great. Look is a murky auburn with a fast fading head. Orange brown at the edge in the light. The aroma has a pretty strong coffee element, some vinegar, cherry and leather. Oak & vanilla at the back end. Flavor hits with cherry up front and then a chocolate and dark fruit (dried plums, currants) before moving into a tannic and acidic phase. Finish brings back that coffee and roasted malt flavor. Acidity is present but never overwhelming. Body is medium, a bit creamy.

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Photo of yankeepride
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of greg4579
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at his tasting.

2013 vintage. Bottled 9/2013.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, cherry, medicinal, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour cherry, medicinal, acidic, and slight plastic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid sour cherry qualities, but the plastic and medicinal aspects detract from the drinkability for me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Rado
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Puckering. In need of balance

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Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud for sharing. 2013

Pours a nice fluffy smaller but rich bubbly head that fades at a med pace, nice lacing and great legs, murky dark mahogany brownish pond water color, little yeast sediment.

Nose lots of cherry, cherry cough syrup, cherry extract, sweet candy like with mild vegetal fermented molasses, a mild fusel alcohol. No bourbon or barrel really.

Taste is super tart, big sour cherry, super sour pickle level of sour, sour cherries and little cherry syrup, cherry juice even, with fair acidity, little candy malt base, touches of toasty vanilla barrel but no real bourbon, little malt vinegar. Finish is flemmy long sourness, nice cherry, little bready malt lingering.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, little syrupy and decent carb.

Overall mixed, taste was very sour and nice cherry, aroma was very lackluster, overall lack of bourbon hurt it.

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Photo of rudzud
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros, 2013 release.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a clear very dark garnet hue with a thin sudsy head that fades to leave light wisps and nice legs.

S - Aromas of cherry reduction, cherry extract, cough syrup and vegetative fruit. No has no bourbon or barrel.

T - Taste is mouth puckering sour cherry, light malt sweetness, faint warning bourbon barrel notes, light vanilla. More fresh sour juicy fresh cherry than syrup. Not the usual dark sour.

M - Mouthfeel is a little thin lightly carbonated.

O - Overall this beer had some crazy ups and downs. Nose was awful along with the mouth but the taste was nice.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of JohnnieNepal
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

375ml poured into a snifter. The brew appears a mahogany color with orange clarity around edges and big bubbly off-white to kahki head.

The nose on this smells primarily of cherry coupled with minerals and earth. Not really much barrel character to even distinguish it from plain oak.

The taste is tart like unripe cherrys mixing with minerals. A very enjoyable pitted cherry character is present which is nice enough that it distracts from concentrating too much on the mineral flavors.

This is medium bodied with modest carbonation. Lots of cherry but overall just an ok offering. I dont quite understand the high ratings and hysteria over these crooked stave sours.

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Photo of mportnoy
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of drewone
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TampaRainman
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Crooked Stave Origins - Bourbon Barrel Cherry from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
4.1 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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