Dogbrick (9185) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Experiment_Ale (1083) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Ernesto987 (4458) - Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Reynolds314 (2763) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
sherm1016 (1235) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
tderoeck (5883) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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..
crossovert (8910) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. ow this smells and tastes like door county style cherry pie, really nice brew, no bourbon relaly, and not sour just tart.
jkwood04 (4531) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown/ruby with a beige head. Aroma of sourness/tartness, cherries, oak and vanilla and bourbon, some dark malts, and light chocolate notes. Flavor an incredible blend of it all with only the good cherry characteristics. Smooth texture. A great beer.
Tmoney99 (11709) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy reddish amber color with an average frothy off-white head with good lacing. Moderate to heavy tannic fruit and sour yeast aroma. Medium to full body and a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & tart fruit flavor with a medium to heavy fruit & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.