Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Aged Sentience | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Aged SentienceCrooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Aged Sentience
BA SCORE
88.3%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 94 ratings
Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Aged SentienceCrooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Aged Sentience
BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wild quadrupel ale aged in bourbon barrels.

Added by yamar68 on 10-21-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
94
Liked:
83
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
12.96%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
14
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No bourbon at all

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Photo of rudzud
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Traded for this a long time ago when it first came out.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a murky garnet hue with no head at all. Decent legs but other than that it's still.

S - Aromas of funk, sour cherries, light bourbon, little oak, complex. Deep inhales though bring up something a little medicinal.

T - Taste is very vinous, tart, tangy cherries, funky, vinegar. Not quite puckering, decent barrel notes, oak, faint faint bourbon. Almost flanders like in the sourness and darkness going on here. No alcohol.

M - Mouthfeel is very lowly carbonated, a bit heavy/syrupy. Not flemmy though and the ABV is hidden nicely

O - Overall this beer was unfortunately rather confusing. With more carbonated perhaps the flavour and aroma would pop some more than it did. Kind of boring on the taste...one note tart cherries and barrel sweetness. Quite unfortunate.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greenspointexas
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -51.1%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of bram325
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Mineo
4.76/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of funkyaudio
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of ajevne
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of capnamerica
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Devi0us
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of adjunctlager
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SStein
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Been holding this for the last year. It poured with no head at all. It is very deep red/ brown in color. There is no carbonation at all, very flat. With the sourness and the heat from the bourbon barrels it reminds me of a boozy Flemish Red. I think they tried to do too much with what could have been a great beer. A wild quad or BBA quad would have been fine, but all 3 and it takes away from the product. Nice to try but don't need another.

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Photo of blackie
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Review entered from notes. Draft at the old taproom into a snifter. The beer is a reddish brown in color with just a light wisp of head and a thin ring. The malty quad side of the equation provides some dark fruits - raisin, prune, apple - mingled with a sharply acidic sour side. Nice musty, funky aroma becoming more sour and vinegar on the palate. Unexpected touches of toasted coffee and cocoa here and there. The bourbon barrel presence comes through modestly. Moderate in body with a low to moderate carbonation. I enjoyed this one, but there’s lots of competing character and it’s a little brash at times.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of ShanePB
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of supa0525
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of cestlavie
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Aged Sentience from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 88.3% out of 100 with 94 ratings
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