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Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 290   ABV: 9.67%
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Dark sour ale aged in Leopold Bros whiskey barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (778) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 31, 2014
375ml bottle pours dark rich charred brown with light edges and small head. Nose is musty dark fruit, woody funk, cola, tart berry, meat. Taste is tart musty earthy basement wood, berry, dark tart cherry, dark fruit funk, cola, nuts. Finish is tart funky earthy berry, dry wood, subtle sweet spices, dark fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark clear brown color, almost flat. Aroma of herbal licorice, cocoa, espresso, milk. Taste is vinous port wine, wow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of strong red berries, blackcurrant juice and English toffee. Rich flavour of sour red berries, some toffee sweetness, tart wood, butter and herbs. Full bodied. Very rich. Whiskey barrels are quite subtle but noticeable, and seem to accompany the flavour nicely. Dry, vinous, slightly sweet finish. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6166) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
375 ml bottle (9.666% abv). 2013 vintage, batch #2.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Vinous, sweet fruity aroma, dark berries, cherry notes, some wood and faint brett. Sour fruity palate, dark berries, red currant, maybe faint whisky notes, woody, oily berry juicy notes. Sour dry berry dominant palate, short dry and mouth-drying finish..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
37,5 cl bottle (9,66%) @ tiong. Batch #2, year 2013
Aroma has vinegar, red wine and strong notes of blackcurrant juice. Perhaps some lactic tones too. Flavour is rather tart with blackcurrants, red wine and lactic tones. Rather aggressive. One sour currant juice, not my thing.

Oh, and could not locate the whisky here. All I can observe is the currant juice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3746) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
375ml bottle from Mikkeller & Friends

2013 / Batch 2, 9.66% ABV - Pours almost black with a tiny white head. Aroma of red wine, tart berries, sourness, whisky, wood, oak and cherries. Taste is heavy with tart berries, sourness, vinegar, whisky, wood, cherries and oak. Finish is heavy with blackcurrant, tart cherries, berries, wood, vinous and oaky notes. Quite heavy and sour with loads of blackcurrant, tart cherries and woody notes. Whisky notes are very subtle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mep3222 (487) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Dark wood, dark fruit and some whiskey aroma. Very dark and full flavored. Taste is a brilliant vinous sour prob 7 of 10, with nice dark fruit taste, oak and some whiskey and peppery notes from the rye. It is super complex and really a great beer!!! I almost get a bit of a coffee aroma out if it as well, but do not get that in the flavor. Great sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2089) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
375ml red wax bottle from onebigtymer11. Thanks Nick. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small khaki head. Aroma of sweet and tart black cherries, whiskey, and funk. Taste is much the same. Funky, sour black cherries, oak, and hints of whiskey. Solid

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose and taste of whiskey, oak, sour dark cherry, caramel and sour dark fruit. Medium body.

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