Nightmare On Brett - Leopold Brothers Maryland Rye Whiskey
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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American Brett
Ranked #10
Ranked #3,809
4.34 | pDev: 6.68%
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
Nightmare On Brett - Leopold Brothers Maryland Rye WhiskeyNightmare On Brett - Leopold Brothers Maryland Rye Whiskey
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 35
Photo of jlindros
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Francois
No real head, bit of legs, very dark almost black color

Nose loads of raspberry, dark chocolate syrup, light funk, toasted malt, fudgcicle, so much choc raspberry

Taste mild funk Brett, big juicy tart raspberry, fair sourness, loads of dark chocolate, chocolates fudge, toasted grain caramel, little acidity, sticky flemmy finish

Mouth is med to fuller bod, medium light carb, mild flemmy fair acidity

Overall pretty interesting, nice fun beer

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Photo of rudzud
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Francois for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy murky garnet with a thin wispy head.

S - Big aromas of super acidic raspberry and flashes of whiskey.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of slightly sweet super tart raspberry juice and loads of light whiskey barrel.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp, tons of tartness on the finish.

O - Overall this was a very solid sour ale. Great raspberry notes!

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of stortore
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Batch 6, bottled 7/2015, had 7/2/16.

Pours near black, opaque. Big head on a hard pour, three fingers, lots of foamy lacing. The smell is sour, tart, cherries, malt, lime, raspberries, whiskey, rye, chocolate, some vanilla, a light spiciness. The taste is a little more malt driven, then cherries, whiskey, oak, vanilla, less raspberries than the nose, more chocolate than the nose, and more as it warms. Smooth, solid body, well carbonated, the taste certainly lingers.

Just a great beer, the flavor and aroma are excellent. Aroma is far more sour than it tastes. Well worth a purchase.

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Photo of FalconCount
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On Draft at Crooked Stave tap room. Beautiful dark brown color, complimented by dark fruit and vanilla initially on the nose. Taste follows the nose, with a quality mouthfeel.

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Photo of MLDucky
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Such an interesting beer. Dark Brown pour, khaki head that dissipated after several minutes. Nose was whiskey, vanilla for me. First taste was dark fruit. Plums, a bit of prune,typical dark sour notes and a bit of vanilla, oak and whiskey. This one is definitely a sipper to be enjoyed, well done beer. Poured from draft at the release.

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Photo of W_Des
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the brewery on release day 08/05/2015. it has a nice deep reddish brown color that's quite opaque. The nose contains whiskey, oak, vanilla and funk. The body has some dark fruit like plums mixed with some molasses and it has a tart characteristic. The beer finishes dry and it gets drier the more you sip it. This a is a really good beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is probably the best version of this beer to come out yet, although i think i probably say that every time. something about the sweetness of the bourbon, even when its good local bourbon, that just doesnt quite work in a dry dark sour. it does, but for my palate, all the dark fruit you get in a Maryland style rye, where dried dark fruit used to go right into it, and the fruitiness of the malt bill in nightmare already, is an awesome combo. also, i would trade that vanilla corn sweetness of the bourbon for some dirty coarse rye, with the spice and texture and harshness (in a good way). i am a rye drinker to start with, so this works more for me anyway. but i almost taste blackberry, walnut, pistachio, plum, dried prune, wet basement, and feral dog in this this, and its all in a good way. drier than the others, necessary for me, and so darn sour. its a wonderful beer that they should keep making and probably bottle. every single time i have a nightmare of any kind though, it blows me away. hard to compare them all without doing a side by side, but this is darn close to perfect on the whole!

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2

A: Pours a deep muddy brown color with a one finger tan head. Nice lace and decent retention.

S: Deep, dark and inviting. Sour black plum and dark cherry notes wrapped in a musky damp wood blanket. Faint cocoa and charred wood aroma in the background. The whiskey begins to creep in the more this warms and I start to pick up some toffee as well. This smells amazing.

T: Opens with a great sour cherry snap on the back of the tongue. Then the flavors spread out and you get underripe red raspberry, black cherry skin and tart red plum. The finish brings some cabernet barrel notes, dark chocolate raspberry truffle and some lingering sour red grape tartness. Way more sour than I was expecting. This beer is fantastic.

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Nightmare On Brett - Leopold Brothers Maryland Rye Whiskey from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 35 ratings