Crooked Stave Blackberry Dark Origins | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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4.32/5
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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): 9.66%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
174
pDev:
6.25%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
19
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of REVZEB
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robgage
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours the color of red wine and has a nice two finger cap; good retention and lacing action

Smell: Blackberry jam, dark fruit, leather, oak and vanilla

Taste: The blackberry here is very tart but true to the berry; underneath, there are flavors of dark fruit, oak and vanilla, with a boozy, leathery character in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: - Quite sour but the base fruit tends to be that way; always enjoy the fruited sours from Crooked Stave

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Photo of grover37
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannyfayy
4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stakem
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375ml waxed bottle poured into a tulip appears black in color with a 3+ finger froth that fades leaving patchy lace. The head on this almost has a slight purple stained aspect to it.

The aroma is filled with berries, seedy and earthy with sour indication. Really nothing to speak of regarding barrel or dark grain essence thats so evident in appearance.

The taste is tart with berry flavoring, a bit seedy and earthy with moderate roasty grain inclusion leaving an aftertaste of coffee and roast/earth.

This is medium to lighter in body with modest carbonation. A pretty nice brew but the acidity starts to become taxing half way through the glass. Glad to have tried it but not sure I need more of this in my life.

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4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnieNepal
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of James_Michaud91
3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark sour with blackberries. Medium fruitiness, minor roasty malt presence, with a pretty clear and present sour streak. The crooked stave signature funkiness is there but is slightly overshadowed by the above average sour streak on this one (perhaps due to this being an older bottle?) Would love to have tried this closer to its birthdate but still pretty darn tasty.

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4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveAnderson
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fievel
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Crooked Stave Blackberry Dark Origins from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 174 ratings