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Crooked Stave Blackberry Dark Origins

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Dark Sour Ale Aged In Whiskey Barrels With Blackberries

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6486) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle thx to Benzai, medium sample. Dark color, medium frothy head. Fruity aroma of blackberry and dark fruit, some roast and cookie as well, slight tart. Bit tart in taste, thick and fruity. Not a lot of barrel present. Good though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (12811) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle shared with Caesar. Opaque dark brown color, average to medium sized off-white to beige head that leaves fair to good lacing. Smell and taste sour, sour dark fruits, I guess blackberry. Medium to firm sour but Iím not offended by it. I can understand it would be too sour for some. I quite like it. Donít get that whisky influence, but I like the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2216) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2016
2014 Bottle shared. Thanks Jay! Huge tart blackberry nose with some lemon, oak and light whiskey notes. Very saison-like carbonation and good head retention throughout. Very tart, but milds a little as it warms. More oak and some light vanilla notes as well. Bone dry finish, with a refreshing tartness that lingers. Some umeshu like notes as well. Great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Smell is really nice sweet and tart blackberry. Taste is nice tart blackberry sourness. Medium to full body, low carbonation, and no foam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15642) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Just about black in color with a khaki head. Thereís a good bit of blackberry to it and a whole lot of charred oak. Some red wine, chalk, and lots of wood. Sort of tannic. Maybe a hint of buttery blackberry pie. Quite vinous. Pretty roasty, too. Some chocolate, lemon juice, and a touch of caramel. Itís alright. Better than some of the other versions, I suppose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (6275) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Crooked Stave Tasting Night; hazy deep burgundy with a thin off white head, aroma has dark red fruits, with some wood, taste has tart blackberry, a hint of bitter chocolate, decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2015
(375ml bottle) Pours a purplish brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of blackberry, oak, blueberry, grape, and leather. Flavor of blackberry, oak, lightly roasted malt, and raisins.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (5411) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Bottles, thanks Staffan! Near black with small tan head. Aroma of blackberry funky brett notes, lactic acid, some vinegar, sweet berries. Taste is complex, dark berries, lactic and vinegar to a medium acidity, light sweet malt note with a fruity and sour finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (4057) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to adnielsen197. Poured into dfh snifter. Nose is full of berry with a light bourbon nose and faint vanilla. Pots dark brown with purple highlights. Medium sized off white head that dies quickly. Some vanilla as it warms. Taste is immediately puckering and tart. Wow this is sour. Really catches you in the gills. Moderate fruitiness underneath. Some moderate vinegar, balsamic. Really good but definitely at my higher threshold for sourness. Would like just a tad more complex cherry and pie flavors to balance out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (7895) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2015
17/II/15 - 37.5cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: II/2014 (2015-230) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy dark purple beer, big very reddish to brown head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity, sourish, bit lemony, vinegar touch, red wine. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very sour, bit fruity, earthy, some tanning, blackberries, bit metallic, bitter. Aftertaste: very astringent, lemony, bit earthy, some tannins.

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