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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750 ml. Deep brown body with ruby highlights. Huge, frothy beige head, fully lasting. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, tart cherry, brown sugar. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Dry finish with some tart, vinegary notes. Taste of roasted malts, nuts. The sweet malts give way to bitter hops which gives to way to taste of bitter chocolate, bitter roast and tartness.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3216) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Saw Farmhouse and assumed it would be lighter. The dark appearance belies any expectations I had. More fruity and caramelly than the typical farmhouse and a nice, crisp dryness at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3610) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
bottle from liquor express. pours black with a massive white pillow head. leaves a shitload of lacing in the glass. lots of malt on the nose. Definitely get some of the dark fruits on the tongue you’d expect with the style. Nearly 8% which is well hidden. Finishes fairly clean. Solid but not spectacular for style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15790) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Draught at Erzbierschof’s Bar Krone, Bern
Black color, compact beige head. Mild aroma of milky dark malts. Lean body, dynamic mouthfeel, some roasted malt, not ashy or burnt, moderately sweet, with a touch of chocolate, some yeast character, correctly bitter.
A good beer, nothing surprising though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1141) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle to goblet Pepper, smoke, hops, and wheat. Transparent red with a creamy white head. Plum, farmhouse yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (609) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Appearance: very dark maroon almost black color, pours with a very small tan head that dissipates quickly Aroma: strong coffee, plum Taste: plum, coffee, dark roasted malt, kind of sweet, not too bitter Palate: light mouthfeel, average carbonation, plum aftertaste Overall: not as wild as I thought, reminds me of an abbey beer more than a farmhouse ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (650) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany color with an off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits. Flavor is dark fruits, some roast, and a lightly bitter finish that gives it a bite. Has a thin body. This isn’t bad, but it’s not very memorable either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1973) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2015

Lukt: Lakris, karamell, gjær og røyk.
Utseende: Mørk kastanje, nær sort farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum, noe karbonering.
Smak: Fruktig, lakris og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Cardinal, Stavanger
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@7,4%, Når@10.03.2015

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2837) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a dense tan head. Malty aroma with chocolate, dark fruit, yeast and spices. Flavor was lightly sweet with caramel, chocolate, yeast, earth and dark fruit. Smooth texture, medium body, good carbo

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Where and how: Bottle at Volo
Aroma tad predictable with its aromatic hop profile. Behind noted with vineus vanilla vibes.
Appearance :
Top: finely beaded cap.
Base: amber- brown.
Palate : medium bodied.
Taste: hint of smoke, fruity feel with touch of sweet grapes. Ending with sweet Hungarian plum..
other notes solid

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (407) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 13, 2015
12oz bottle from Mitsuya’s in Asagaya, Tokyo. Poured into a snifter. Dark prune color with minimal tan head. Nice oak and malt aroma present with a hint of spice. Dark fruit on the palate. Undertones of chocolate, brown sugar present. Alcohol taste is present as well. Solid Belgian style farmhouse.


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