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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.67%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Thorpe429 on 01-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
12
For Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beaver13
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle, 2012 batch. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy brown head that quickly goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is sugary malts with sweet tart sourness and vinous alcohol. It's a bit subdued.

The flavor is sweet and tart fruity sourness with vinous alcohol and a touch of roast in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall, a nice sour. It's a a little on the sweet side.

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3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light black color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some funky yeast notes and light dry roasted malt. Taste is also dominated by tart notes with some acidity and dry roasted malt notes. Brandy notes are pretty tame and hard to distinguish. Body is light with medium carbonation. Not bad overall but I can’t say that sour porter is a style that I really seek.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of mentor
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice hiss when opened, but pours little in the way of head. Pitch black liquid, but not viscous thick. Smells brettanomyces 'horseblanket', raw oak, acetic acid, vanilla, coconut. Cherry pits, mild chocolate.

Taste is mostly acetic acid. Drying, mild dark roast, notable oak - though I don't get much in the way of brandy. Dried out mealy meat of a cherry.

Medium-nice carbaonation works with the acidic. Light in thickness with drying astringency and a finishing summer pucker.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Brandy Barrel from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
3.95 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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