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

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

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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to BA ShitBirdKing247 for opening this alongside the cognac version. The brew pours a clear mahogany color with a tiny ring of bubbles around the edge that is the only thing reminescent of a head. Some ruby hints are seen through the body with orange on edges when held to the light.

The aroma is a strange yet inviting compilation of unexpected character: coffee and toasty almost caramel and toffee are the first suggestions before oak. Then the funky comes into play which is a strange after-smell that doesnt seem to be fitting.

The flavor is rather tangy and vinous with a mildly musty and oxidized sort of note before blending into vinegar. The barrel aged oaky quality really only becomes noticeable into the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a low level of carbonation. It is strange but not that bad. There is something about high octane wild ales that just doesnt strike me the right way. Coupled that with the vinegar notes and well...i dont really have any interest in trying this again. I do appreciate the share though, thanks Josh.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by pmoney. Served in a FFF teku.

A: Pours a hazy brown color with a thin head forming on the pour. It recedes to nothing quickly leaving behind no lace. Still looking.

S: Acidic cherry, slightly tart with a sweet malt presence and some caramel. Light notes of bourbon and oak with a little plum as well.

T: Tart and lightly acidic with some red apple and cherry notes. Oak barrle with a sweet cracker malt and caramel presence. Very little bourbon with a hint of vanilla.

M: Low carbonation with a medium high body. Slightly chewy texture.

O: This was a nice beer, but I wish it had a little more base Quad show up. A touch more carbonation would have been nice as well.

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Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Aged Sentience from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 94 ratings