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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (765) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
DWG; 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 and somewhat lasting. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (810) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a frothy beige head that lasts on the sides and laces. Aromas of earthy must, roasted malt, light chocolate, grapefruit, and bread. Flavor is smoke, grapefruit, yeast, spices, and coco. Light bodied, dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3566) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2014
355ml bottle from Cellarbrations Sandy Bay 150214. Dark brown colour with a swirling tan head. Rum and raisin aromas and a dried fruit plum pudding flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (893) - SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Tanakaya Liquor Store en Tokyo, Japon. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a cebada, malta, pan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5003) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Dark Amber in color thin white head. Easy drinking Belgian beer. Nice malt and yeast combo. Smooth finish this was mild with a touch of roasty malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Appearance was clear coffee black with diminishing tiny off white head, no lacing. Aromas are tropical, stone and deep fruits. Roasted barley, grain barnyard musk with snapping yeasts. Taste are soft cherry, plum, sour acidic bite with roasted malts with unique smooth tart yeasts. Palate are soft fizzy CO2 with medium body, lasting acidic roasty smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1288) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Stillwater Artisanal Existant has a thin, cream-colored head, a very dark brown appearance, with noticeable and fairly large yeast chunks floating about, and bit of a lacing sheen left behind. The aroma is of slightly dank, bready malt, with just a hint of spice. Taste is of sweet, spicy, rich, gourmet bread, dark fruit, fairly strong bitterness, and some hard-to-pin-down herbs. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Stillwater Artisanal Existant finishes rich, full, and memorable. RJT

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2114) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2014
Haven’t had this for ages. Not since I started ratebeering. Damn I had some good beers before I started this. Aroma is lightly roasty, bit saison like, touch of citrus, bit spicy, peppery. Taste is good, porter like fruitiness, quite dry, dark saison I guess. Pepper again, little bit of sweetness, some chocolate. Yum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1779) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
355ml bottle @ the 5th Shrewsbury Bottle Share May 14, courtesy of Paolo. Pours like flat coke with an earthy carrot aroma. Taste is fairly yeasty with coriander and wheat, almost like a schwarz-saison if that actually exists. A touch of toffee and roasted malts merging in. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3909) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2014
19th May: Shrewsbury Bottle Swap. Cheers Mat or Simon. Split between four of us, so plenty each. Poured a dark ruby colour with no head worthy of the name. Wanted to smell ’horse blankets and dirty farmyard esters’ but was pleasantly surprised at the malty, spicy, herbal, yeasty and fruity aromas that hit my nose. The taste was also an intriguing blend of flavours, again with the maltiness to the fore, with chocolate and caramel leading the way. The sweetness was tempered by a dry hoppiness and slight citrus feel: the yeast and alcohol hit can also be detected as you sip the brew. Different and interesting.

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