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Crooked Stave Bourbon Barrel Cherry Origins

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy reddish brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherry, yogurt, bourbon, leather, and vanilla. Flavor of cherry, bourbon, oak, vanilla, bread, and citrus with a dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (684) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 26, 2014
375ml bottle pours dark semi clear ruby red brown with a finger of head. Nose is musty tart dark cherry, berries, molasses, brown sugar, oak, funk. Taste is rich woody berries, molasses, candy apple, tart funk, oaky vanilla. Finish is tart funky vanilla cherry, musty oak, semi sweet berry notes, funk. Delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle as shown thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange red with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is cherry skin, oak, funk, and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel with strong tart cherry, light funk, nice and jammy. Easy to drink, nice sour finish. Very impressive.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (7681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 011: Crooked Stave-tastic 01 on 05/02/2014. Hazy ruddy copper color with a medium light beige head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, bourbon and roasted malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of cherry pie filling, oaky bourbon, vanilla and funky yeast. The finish is fruity with a booze-infused cherry aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2014
At jacob’s with group. Pour is musky red brown, dark. Aroma is big complex, bourbon with no burn, tart. Taste is complex bourbon, cognac, tangy sour green grapes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2014
sample, second in a blind taste test. Huge fruit flavors, wouldnt have guessed this was crooked stave. Tons of cherry flavor, good tartness, no sulfur flavors. A grand slam. one of the best crooked stave. Light show.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2014
This is fantastic. Really nice cherry, vanilla yogurt, whiskey, and wet wood on the aroma. Taste is lightly sweet with some dark cherry and moderate vanilla sweetness and nice tartness on the back. Also im getting a bit of almond and toffee. Really great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1129) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2014
375ml bottle, thanks Aaron! Pours a deep, reddish brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is fruity, cherry, vanilla, oak. Medium on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is sweet-tart, cherry, chocolate, vanilla,bourbon, oak, with a tart, cherry finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4448) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
25/III/14 - 37.5cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - bottled: IX/2013 (2014-311) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy dark rust brown beer, no head. Aroma: lots of sour cherries, funky, wild yeast, wood notes, earthy, wet leafs, bit smelly. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots and lots of tart cherries, lemony, almost a vinegar acidity, lots of lemon juice, puckering sourness, bit of chlorine. Aftertaste: very fruity, lots of sour cherries, little bitter. This is the real deal! I was not disappointed!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2783) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
This is a thick, muddy brown and headless beer. This is a bit sweet w/ loads and loads of tart cherries. I think I even detect a bit almond from the pits like you do in a kriek. That could also be the barrel aging of course, which seems to add an overall nuttiness to the character. This is a nice sour but sort of simple--not that that’s a problem..


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