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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1537) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1861) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (819) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4845) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4576) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3322) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Draft in a fat chalice at Fishale. Dark brown pour with a tan ring. Aroma is light milk chocolate and coffee. Odd flavor. Slightly bitter with hints of booze. Interesting I suppose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6637) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"Had this once before, apparently never got the score down. Dark translucent brown. Nice herbal malty aroma. Dry roasted finish with a little dark fruit, spice, malt and earthy hops. Lightish in body, but quite complex. Nice brew."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lisowczyk (66) - POLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Butelka Barwa ciemnego brązu, pod światło rubinu. Piana niska, utrzymuje się dziurawy kożuch. Piwo tajemnica. Są nuty zbożowe, śliwka, czekolada, owoce, ciasteczka, wanilia, ale prawdziwą robotę czynią dodatki nieznane. Rewelacyjny bukiet jako całość, a nie pojedyncze smaczki.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2464) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 8, 2014
355ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo.08-09-2014.
In short: sour dark ale.
Pours dark copper with nice tan head. Short head retention, some lacing. Caramel, spicy, sour aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is caramel, fruity, sweet, subtle sour. Ends dry. Lot of flavours and not so well integrated.

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