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Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett (Bourbon)

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 290   ABV: 9.67%
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Aged in 12-13 year old Heaven Hill Barrels.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7008) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottled. Poured deeper brown with a short-lived head. The aroma picked up lots of tangy, almost metallic bourbon with accents of coconut and fruity Brett.. it was kind of hard to get down to the toasty cocoa and brown malt, but it was there. The flavor found very sour vinegar and bourbon barrel on the tip of the tongue, with accents of funky fruit and a kiss of cherries.. sour bourbon barrel, cherries, and funk on the long finish. Medium-bodied with moderate (and ideal) carbonation on the palate.. bracingly sour, but the malt bill was tasty and it held up fairly well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (1877) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2014
This was the beer that got me to come to Brooklyn this fine day and it did not disappoint. Pours deep brown with lovely nose of dark fruits and some vinous notes. Tastes of funky Brett, oak, blackberries, tart cherries, some earth, wine residue, and bourbon. The bourbon is just right and not heavy handed. Great palate great beer, great to start NY beer week.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3240) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Tart, punchy, in your face flavor, blackcurrant and unripe strawberry. Whiskey is well integrated. Nose is fairly mellow, a touch fruity and a lot of citric acid.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft. Black pour with a bit of head. Brett, tart cherry and fruit, oak an bourbon aromas. Flavor is a smooth combination of tart fruit, Brett and bourbon. Very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
christoph (18) - littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2013 from bottle: I love this beer whiskey lots of whiskey on the nose as well as some fun sour notes taste is roast quite sour and the whiskey shines through I have had this beer many times and this vintage is by far my favorite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
writerljberg (505) - Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Grand cru in leopold whiskey. A: Purple pointing to black. Thin creme head that dies down. Good lacing. N: Funky horse blanket, leather, cherry, grain, oak. Full on lemon and grapefruit. T: Sour, sour, sour. Lactic. Really not much else to say about it. M: Slick. Light bodied. O: Big single note: A tuba blaring sourness. Brett has zero accompiment. Sold tongue ripper.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (807) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Note quite black, tiny tan head. Aroma has some roast but a lot of tartness. A bit of porter notes but the tartness is very strong. Nice, but its drying my mouth our or something, really tart and tannic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4347) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
This beer is ridiculous! Pours a porter brown with tan head. Nose is slight roast, slight fruit, slight funk, wood, vanilla, earthy Brett, and noticeable tartness. Smells like a barreled porter with tart fruit, and some Brett. Flavor is similar: immediate tartness, some roast, some dark fruit, some chocolate, oak, some vinous tartness, and some earthy Brett with tartness all around. Very complex, very enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2103) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Cherry, Balsamic, Vanilla, Oak, and heavy bourbon. Flavor is heavily tart, lightly sweet, and heavy wet wood. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3372) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Big bourbon flavors, tart, no sulfur notes which is nice, pretty good beer if unbalanced


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