Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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4.39/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.66%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark sour ale aged in Leopold Bros whiskey barrels

A demonic dark sour, Nightmare on Brett takes on many facets during its transformation to the sour side. Initially aged in large oak foeders with our mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria, this beer is then transferred to bourbon and whiskey barrels. The various spirit barrels bring on a new life to this beer as it conditions for months, while obtaining additional bourbon and whiskey characteristics. Dominated by dark fruit aromas and flavors, the underlying cacao notes meld with an acidic tart berry finish. With each batch release being a unique blend of barrels, the multiple variations of Nightmare on Brett released throughout the year prove that with creativity and experimentation, anything is possible.

Added by Mebuzzard on 07-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#343
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
547
pDev:
6.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
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Trade:
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3.86/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoonia
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I dont know where to start. It pours almost like a stout - nearly black with a 1/2 finger tan head. Mouth feel is like a light stout. Whiskey, wood, sour cherry nose. Great bright sourness with dried fruit in the back (raisins and prunes). I love drinking this mindbender.

Side note: Crooked Stave carries the “nightmare” into the ABV, which is 9.666%. The attempt at cleverness is a little off-putting.

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4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griphon
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkazemi
3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oaky. Dark berries, bitter chocolate, lemon, hint of vanilla and raspberries. Light bodied, lower carb. Super sour up front but mellows out in the back. Short, semi dry finish. Pretty food. Nice October beer.

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4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pitch black, with 2 inch off white head.
Smell: Tart, bready malt, and whiskey.
Taste: Very tart, bready malt, black cherries, and subtle whiskey on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Full
Overall: An enjoyable dark sour from Crooked Stave. I liked this much better than the blueberry version.

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4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JLK7299
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Splitting a .750 with two friends on a beercation in Vermont as we speak. Looks and smells heavenly. Perfectly balanced. Tart. Easily drinkable. Could drink over and over!

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bnes09
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Midnight black with a soft, light, bubbly head. Aggressive roasted and balsamic aroma. Flavor is highly berry forward with bitter black currants and blueberries. Toasted oak. Punch of balsamic. High level of acid. Funk and oak are there but hard to detect underneath the roast and berry-like acidity. Medium body. Sturdy, malty texture. Well carbonated. Dry finish. Very good beer overall.

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Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 547 ratings