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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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
Very dark brown, almost black. In the nose there’s yeast, a tiny bit of smoke and some chocolate tones. The taste has blackcurrant, liquorice and Saison-style spicy tones. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Tap at Churchkey. Brown pour with a big off-white head. Aroma holds heavy yeast presence, with dough, some plum and orange fruitiness, and clove. Flavor increases the malt backbone, with the yeast dropping back somewhat. Palate isn’t particularly noteworthy; medium-bodied, decent carbonation. Good, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (4539) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Funky bark and leather aroma. Cloudy brown, medium yellow head. Very leathery currant with musty bark toward the end. Faint chocolate notes. Disappointing when compared to Stillwater’s saisons. Not awful and not infected, but very average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12537) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
Tap @ MikkellerBar. Very dark brown with small tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter, coffee and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
pitch dark, small light brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts. Flavor is hops, coffee, roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
On tap. Pours a warm brown with a reddish hue and a creamy beige head. Roasted, spicy nose. Medium-bodied, notes of dry fruit, brown sugar, roasted malts and a yeasty edge. Wee acidic touch. Ends with a discreet malt bitterness. Nice. 140311

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - MAR 15, 2011
Nose is lightly roasted malt, cane sugar, some sour notes of alcohol and wood and rotten fruit, feel is medium, carb is mediumweak, taste is sweets, broad caramel, finish is dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30270) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2011
Draft. A dark red-brown beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, wood, soy sauce, and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet with notes of bread, malt, caramel, roasted malt, qnd chocolate, leading to a dry chocolaty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2807) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
Fad: Mørk sortbrun gennemsigtig øl med et lille skumhoved. Smagen er meget lige udaf landevejen belgisk uden noget tvist. Alkoholen bliver ikke brugt til noget andet end den er skjult hvilket er et plus. Lidt skuffende.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Courtesy of Pailhead. Black, decent white head. Earthy aroma, nutty, farmhouse, anise. Flavor has a bit more roast, light chocolate, nutty. different but works. Really clean for everything going on. Well attenuated. Highly carbonated.

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