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Existent represents the philosophy behind Stillwater Artisanal. We strive to define ourselves through our passion and sincerity while accepting that not all aspects of life are readily explainable. To manifest this ideology we present an ale of intrigue. Deep & dark though deceptively dry, braced by a firm yet smooth bitterness and accented with an earthy hop and mild roast aroma. This is an ale for you to define..

’and if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.’ –Nietzsche

Note: Formerly brewed at Dog, now at Two Roads.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (875) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
Pours dark brown with a fading off-white to tan head. Nose is roasted, smoked malt, ripe, dark fruit, yeast and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter, spicy with creamy texture.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (946) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Brown pour, small tan head. Aroma is raisin, flavor is raisin, prune, yeast, light roast and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (432) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
De couleur brune très foncée mais qui dissimule mal ses éclatants reflets rubis, la bière ne mousse que très peu. Des raisins secs nappés d’une sauce au chocolat, avec des noisettes grillées en parcimonie et une petite pointe citronnée, ça vous semble bizarre mais étrangement alléchant? C’est exactement l’impression que j’ai eu en reniflant la Existent. En bouche, la texture légèrement onctueuse et ses saveurs de truffes au chocolat et caramel enveloppent le palais. Cette vague sucrée devient plus épicée voire poivrée en finale, ces sensations chatouillant le bout de la langue. Une bouteille datant de janvier 2014 fait en sorte que l’aspect Saison était plutôt discret, j’avais même l’impression de boire une Dubbel tellement c’était sucré et liquoreux. Toutefois, une sécheresse encore présente m’a ramené sur le droit chemin. Pas mal, mais dans le genre, la Isseki Nicho de DDC est largement supérieure.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (929) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a flute glass. A: Pours a dark brown color forming a huge and aired bubbled beige head. Great retention and lots of soapy and lingering lacings left in the glass S: Quite peculiar in the nose. Sweet, fruity and citrus followed by some roasted malts followed by some sort of weird mix of tropical fruits (like watermelon and pineapple) and spices T: Slightly sweet taste. Roasted malts. Tropical fruits and spices. Slightly sour. Medium bitterness M: Medium body and carbonation. Watermelon aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Peculiar and interesting beer [ BA Review @ 8/3/2014 ]

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1340) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours a thin head on a dark red colored body. The aroma has lots of caramel, chocolate, milk and roasted malt. Nicely complex. The taste roasted malt sweetness with a bitter lemon back-note, some chocolate, finishes with a little sweet touch. The texture is smooth with good fizz. Enjoyable and different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1434) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma: light grain, medium caramel malts. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, hardly any head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweet continue, intense caramel and breed malts, soft carbonation, some toasted flavours, light bitters coming up in the average-long finish. Overall: excellent Belgian Ale, very well-balanced. Pint at Top Hops, Manhattan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (696) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
12oz bottle. Dob 11/05/13. Pours a super dark ruby with a three finger, frothy, khaki head. Aroma has great notes of candy sugar, bubble gum, dark fruits, caramel, and yeast. Taste is balanced. Dark fruits, caramel, candy sugar, bubble gum, yeast, and a drawn out aftertaste. Medium body with a high carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a huge, effervescent carbonation. Overall a really interesting beer. Big saison flavours mixed with caramel, dark sugar, and dark fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6842) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Tap. Deep brown-mahogany pour with a frothy dense head. Malty, dark fruit, and delicious. I’m really digging this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4587) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Summer Beer Dabbler 2014. Good malt. Thick palate. I’m not sure about calling this a Belgian ale due to the dark color, but in any event there is flavor of dried fruit; figs; a sweet malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4322) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Rex want the parents. Classy label. Deep cola brown, foggy beer. Then, lacey white head. Malty, fruity, dark dubbel aroma. Very rich and satisfying. Lots of dark fruit: raisins, dates, figs. Light molasses. Moderately sweet, mouthy. Bitterness kicks in on the side of the tongue. Nice bocky aftertaste. 12 oz bottle. ABC Liquors, Betton.


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