Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Cognac Barrel | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.67%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ArrogantB on 12-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
48
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
17.48%
 
 
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23
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10
For Trade:
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3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle, 2012 batch. Pours dark brown with a small tan head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet and tart fruity sourness.

The flavor is sweet and tart fruity sourness with a little oxidized roasted malt. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall, similar to the brandy but more oxidized with less vinous notes. The sweet and tart fruity sourness dominates in both though. Again, too sweet for me.

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4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle courtesy of the Cellar Reserve. Served in Crooked Stave stemware.

Pours a very dark brown with a slight light brown head that quickly falls to a tan collar. A bit of lacing as it makes its way down.

Nose has a really nice bit of vanilla with some light buttery oak. Some chocolate and very light roast, along with a bit of dark fruits in the background. The flavor adds a touch of acid and nice chocolate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low-medium carbonation. Quite smooth and really creamy. The barrel is present in the background with just a bit of alcohol warmth. Nice cognac character throughout.

Overall, this is a really nice beer. Super smooth and easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle, black wax, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours super dark brown with a thin khaki head that recedes to a collar.

S- Really interesting aroma, it's a blend of cognac, oak, vanilla, chocolate, and some more tart, fruity brett notes. I wouldn't expect this to work but, at least in the aroma, it does.

T- This works considerably less in the flavor. Tartness is way more dominant here, lots of sour fruit and a bit of funk, which is sort of weird next to the chocolate and roast flavors, as well as the vanilla and cognac barrel flavors.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, mild booze warmth.

O- There's a lot about this beer that I like, the barrel character is very tasty, but it's just sort of a strange beer.

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4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 4.14.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a fizzy-active dark tan head that slowly fades to the edges.

S - Tart fruit, barrel and red wine.

T - Red-wine, cognac, oaky tartness. Some sweet ripe fruits.

D - Lower carbonationo and a heavier body. A bit on the sweet side with a tart finish.

O - You can totally taste the cognac, still a bit sweet, but this one should age gracefully.

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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Cognac Barrel from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
3.89 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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