Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett (Leopold Bros. Whiskey Barrel-Aged) | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett (Leopold Bros. Whiskey Barrel-Aged)Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett (Leopold Bros. Whiskey Barrel-Aged)
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

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Added by Mebuzzard on 07-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
514
Reviews:
61
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
6.82%
 
 
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110
Gots:
125
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23
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Photo of Peaches13
4.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jleavitt08
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KensWorld
4.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml into goblet. Dark ruby mahogany. Cherry and chocolate on the nose. Taste is sour cherry and raspberries with plenty of Brett funk, very very sour. Opens up as it warms with complexity. The raspberries seem to be at total balance with the base sourness and are probably making this even more tart. Slight barrel feel as i get to the end but wish there were more whiskey character.

One of the most intense fruit sours I've ever tried.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle poured into pint glass bottled on 1/16

A: Dark brownish black body with almost no head very dense body but some light does escape the edges.

S: lots of blueberries and some light vinegar and some whiskey with a little darker fruit mixed in like raisins or dates. As it warms some of the oak comes out.

T: Lots of blueberries and maybe a little whiskey up front than a bracing amount of sourness, then it finishes with a good dose of charred oak lemon and almost like whiskey soaked figs.

M: Pretty good carbonation very prickly body is medium to fuller.

O: This beer is very unique and I am really enjoying it. The whiskey and sourness wth the blueberries they seem to come together than clash at the same time.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrStiffington
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liamt07
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LAp
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep mahogany with no head. Nose is dark saison hybridized with earthy brettanomyces funk. Notes of dark fruit, cherry, and raspberry. The palate opens with sweet fruit, predominantly raspberry and cherry. More than even earthy or clean, the sour has the character of ripe fermenting fruit. Mouthfeel is medium with subtle carbonation. An absolutely incredible, nuanced sour.beer

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Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome beer!! The raspberry slaps you across the face like an Andre the Giant open hand chop. Continues to improve as it warms and opens up obviously, so take your time with this one.

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Photo of TomMorris
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A-Sox
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vonerichs
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
4.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A ruby chestnut as it pours, black in the glass with a hint of dark brown then held to the light. Dark brown head on top.

S: Acidic sour note at first, then a big luscious raspberry aroma, a touch of booze. Like a big jar of tart, sweet, jam.

T: Big luscious juicy raspberry, followed by a lovely tartness. Very jam like but with an astounding sourness. I am not picking up much of the whiskey, but a touch of oak shows itself in the finish.

M:Medium in body the the near effervescent carbonation makes it feel lighter.

O: This is the best beer I have had is a long, long while. Holy fuck this is good. This beer transcends simply being a beer, and becomes an experience.

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Photo of jheimbigner
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MDDMD
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of junaman
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevCan
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared a 12 oz. bottle at my parents' house. Bottled September 2015. Poured into a mini St. Bernardus snifter.

Look: Dark brown, little head.

Smell: Very strong brett smell. Wet horse blanket to the extreme. Sour cherry.

Taste: Sweet on the tip of the tongue. Extremely tart/sour cherry, puckery.

Feel: Very acidic/dry.

Overall: Very well-done. A supremely drinkable sour.

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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett (Leopold Bros. Whiskey Barrel-Aged) from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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