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

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.66%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HuskyinPDX on 06-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: bottle from the '13 Cellar Reserve

Deep brown-black pour, opaque, with a small but firm cap of tan head that retained well and left gentle lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark roasty malts with a burst of tartness, dark fruits--cherries and red wine. This beer reminded me bit of Tired Hands' Guillemot Nebula, and that's a good thing. The taste followed the nose, tart black cherries, red wine, lacto, good notes of bourbon-soaked oak, all backed up with dark malts bringing in hints of burnt caramel and unsweetened chocolate. Medium-full body, tart, but not overly puckering, moderate carbonation, and a warm boozy kick. Very nice overall.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottle from cellar reserve membership this year. enjoyed from last year's cellar reserve glass.

a - pried the wax and opened the bottle. when i filled my glass the brew poured a deep black with chestnut highlights. there was a reasonable head with the pour and nice lacing painted the glass as i sipped the brew.

s - dark and tart. cherries. red wine. sweet n sour candy.

t - really nice and tart dark cherry flavor. vinous. tart. delicious.

m - fairly tart but not puckering.

o - overall, a really nice take on a dark sour. the whiskey barrel seems to add the right angle for the tartness. nothing porterlike about this beer. glad i have a few more of these!

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into HF stemmed glass. Batch 23 from May 2013. Thanks Bill (forgetfu) for sending this one.

A- Pours a dark brownish purple that appears a jet black in the glass, about a quarter to half a finger of slightly mocha brownish off-white head forms that has decent retention but fades to a flat top, some light lacing hear and there cling to the sides of the glass.

S- Aromas of dark fruits, plums, cherries, grapes, burgundy, merlot, a little bit of vinegar.

T- Grapes, raisins, plums, burgundy, vinegar, finishes with a more vinegar, a little bit of red wine, and a faint presence of chocolate and raisins in a lingering aftertaste that resembles the porter qualities. Fairly complex but just a tiny bit too vinegary for my liking.

M- Medium bodied, slight vinegar acidic feel to it, medium carbonation, abv very well hidden.

O- This was a nice dark sour that still showed signs of the original base beer before it was taken over by a vinegar acidity. The final product was fairly complex and decently acidic yet drinkable. Not my favorite dark sour I've had, but definitely one worth trying.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle had at The Festival in Portland.

Pours a dark murky brownish black color, nice creamy head with bit of lacing.

Nose tons of sour and light lacto funk, pedio too I think, a horseradish aroma, nice toasty buttery oak, light acetic, light sour cherry, light phenolic booze.

Creamy lacto funk sour but not super, tons more buttery oak and barrel notes, dark caramel malts soured, hint of choc covered tart cherries, light acidic bite and acetic acid, some warming phenolic booze again.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, light flemmy and sticky, decent carb.

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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett - Grand Cru from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 158 ratings