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

Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett (Leopold Bros. Whiskey Barrel-Aged)Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett (Leopold Bros. Whiskey Barrel-Aged)
BA SCORE
4.4/5
537 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mebuzzard on 07-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#327
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
537
pDev:
6.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
124
Trade:
23
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 537 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is dark brown with a hint of dark red on the edges and a small amount of light brown tan head. Nose has a hint of smoke, musky mossy brett, faint touch of cherry. Taste is strong, musky brett, more malt presence. A bit of dark chocolate, notes of smoked meat, lots of sour cherry and a bit sweet in the back. Creamy feel, grainy carbonation, slick finish.

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Photo of eppCOS
3.3/5  rDev -25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I get what they are doing here, but just combines Brett in a way I cannot stomach. Not hatin' just saying I can't get down with this style. Cheers.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.57/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raziel313
3.58/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rhong187
3.64/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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

Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quackus
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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 thegerm87
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of ryanflc
3.76/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of musicandhops
3.76/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of T_Hass
3.77/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.78/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbutova
3.8/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Backlog of reviews from last week in CO, KS and KY. This was reviewed fully at the time of consumption to my phone at Moraine Park CG, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO.

A- Dark brown body poured out of a 375ml bottle into a chalice. A light nutty tan head forms on the beer to around half a finger with a frothy foamy consistency. Head retention is decent and a medium ring remains. Sheets of lace at the top of the glass with drizzle and spots below that.

S- Sour lactic acid pours out of the glass even in the aroma with the whiskey barrel coming in strong along with that. Wet oak, vanilla, raisin, caramel and molasses dark brown sugars.

T- Extremely sour lactic lemony acids decimate the taste buds with only a bit of room for other things to shine. Whiskey and vanilla come in and are smoothed out quite a bit. Brown sugar, toasted nuts, green apple, vinegar, wet oak, tart cherry, vinous grapes and molasses hints are pale in comparison to the acid. Strong brett horsey barnyard.

MF- Light end body that is beyond bone dry and the sourness probably plays into that. Carbonation at a moderate level with a foamy and somewhat creamy consistency. The finish is very very sour.

The first few sips show a lot of promise with whiskey vanilla and wet oak playing into the equation heavily but the sour takes over fast. Lactic acid destroys the palate and takes away somewhat from the overall experience. The aroma still holds up well after time, however.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.8/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2013/Batch 2.

Appearance - Poured into a Fantome tulip. Color is dark brown with a beige head starting at about a finger. A partial cap remains along with spots of lacing.

Smell - Tart cherries and blackberries with a big sour vinegar kick, caramel and molasses hiding underneath that along with just a little bit of chocolate. Whiskey and oaky vanilla are faint but are quite nicely blended.

Taste - Wow, definitely big sourness here. Very vinegary and acidic with no funk noticeable. Other flavors from the nose are pretty much buried, or at the very least way less distinct. Dark fruit, and vanilla/oak in the finish stand out.

Mouthfeel - Pretty nice feel to it, has the light smoothness of the 'porter' base beer and the carbonation is kept in check. Sourness forces this to be a sipper for sure. You get the feeling this is in the higher realm of ABV for sours but not much of the nearly 10% is obvious.

Overall - The scent delivers what's advertised and hints towards greatness, the taste unfortunately didn't live up. It's a good beer, but I found the sourness too overbearing to mingle with the porter base and whiskey barrel. 375ml solo was quite fatiguing. It will be pretty interesting to see how this ages.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.81/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black with a milky tan blanket.

Smell is chocolatey, roasty, smoked wood and milk. Not a lot of the sour or fruit elements come through on the nose.

Taste is really oaky and acetic, very dry, with really sour cherry.

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Photo of Akeah
3.83/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ian_B
3.83/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett (Leopold Bros. Whiskey Barrel-Aged) from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 537 ratings
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