Nightmare on Brett Sour Cherry-Eagle Rare Double Barrel
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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4 | pDev: 0%
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tulip

Appearance: dark brown with ruby highlights when held to light. Thin in appearance when poured. Totally flat; not a single bubble even seconds after being poured, yet still attractive. The absence of any carbonation prevents this from scoring higher.

Aroma: wonderful, inviting. The cherries, oak and Brett funk combine to make this smell just like a red wine. I’m not a red wine drinker, so I can’t specify what type of red wine. No bourbon aroma: Well balanced between the sour, cherries and oak.

Flavor: quite sharp, heartburn causing. The cherries are light but noticeable. The Brett showcases itself as an Elmers-glue like funk. The barrel aging contributes oak but no bourbon flavor. As the beer warms, black pepper characteristics appear.

Mouthfeel: medium-medium, yet light given the 9.7% abv. “Round” feeling.

Overall: enjoyable, but shy of the other NoB variants (Marionberry, Raspberry). I wanted to like this beer, but the actual “A to Z” of beer just didn’t deliver. It is too sharp with no mentionable layers. This beer sounded incredible: “2X BA Eagle Rare on Montmorency cherries…,” but given Crooked Stave’s ability and a fantastic base beer (NoB), I figured this beer would be a certain winner. Despite the “head start” this beer had by using the base beer and then adding the 2X BA Eagle Rare on sour cherries, somehow this beer didn’t deliver. I consider it a failure when factoring in all of those great variables. The final product simply failed to materialize.

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Nightmare on Brett Sour Cherry-Eagle Rare Double Barrel from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1 ratings