Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Grand Cru | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Grand CruCrooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Grand Cru
BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.66%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HuskyinPDX on 06-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
158
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
33
For Trade:
1
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1.91/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.35/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dannyfayy
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oak, vanilla, dark cherry and plum in the aroma. Some bourbon but subtle. The bourbon comes out much more in the flavor, particularly if you've let it warm. I expected some cocoa or licorice but it's notthere. Acidity, at this point, is moderate. Distinctly Crooked Stave; you couldn't mistake this for any other brewery.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into oversized wine glass

A- pours a dark brown color with a small fizzy light tan head that disappears to leave just a ring around the edge, a few alcohol legs left behind

S- tart dark cherry aroma up front with some balsamic vinegar, funky earthy brett, toasted oak and a hint of chocolate

T- dark cherry flavor follows the aroma with a lactic sourness, tart vinegar mixes with toasted oak and bourbon, hint of vanilla and chocolate on the finish

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel that continues to a dry finish

O- quite a different and welcomed take on a baltic porter

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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with a modest tan head; the head fades quickly but it leaves a smattering of lace all over the tulip; leggy, too

Smell: Tart cherry with chocolate undertones; funky and oaky, with a hint of Bourbon

Taste: Lactic cherry, at the outset, with chocolate, oak and Bourbon tones developing underneath; increasingly acetic, after the swallow, the chocolate tones build somewhat, adding another dimension; dry, tart finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very interesting dark sour; the best in the current batch of Crooked Stave's I have tasted recently

Thanks, JMBSH, for the opportunity

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Grand Cru from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
4.13 out of 5 based on 158 ratings.
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