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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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..

íand if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.í ĖNietzsche

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Poured 750 ml into a brandy glass. Dark brown with reddish tint and a thin yet persistent head. Earthy hopped nose, and a dry palate with nice carbonation that hits quickly at the top of the tongue. The taste is difficult to describe, but woody notes prevail with a roasted quality that rounds out the flavor. Very unique and enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1251) - USA - JUN 1, 2012
Dark brown, almost black with a thick tan head. Aroma is yeast, spice, some dark fruit. Flavor is bread-like and yeasty at first evened out by strong spice and some mild sweetness in the finish. Dark fruit aftertaste. Body is thick but not cloying. Itís surprisingly light for the big flavors present. Excellent pairing beer as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JeanDuteau (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
A roast sweet smell with hints of caramel, this poured nice an dark with a good head that laced well and did not dissipate quickly. A nice fizz up front that did not overwhelm, I could taste the roast and the sweetness. A wonderfully balanced beer that had a pleasant lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1797) - 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 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 thereís yeast, a tiny bit of smoke and some chocolate tones. The taste has blackcurrant, liquorice and Saison-style spicy tones. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bob Bitchen! Pours dark like the sasquatch coffee I drink every morning with a tall farmhouse head that sits there like a dead muledeer. Mild aromatics with gentle roasted coffee bean and cocoa. Medium full nectar with superb carbonation. This brew is a classic. Thereís some killer action going on here with all the cocoa and coffee mingling with the bittering component and lush malt backbone. Excellent beer sasquatch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geokkjer (7341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle @Patricks. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, yeast, some roasted notes and some fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some biscuit, caramel, yeast,licorice and roasted grains. Medium body, lively carbonation. Very nice .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at Leroy in Montgomery, AL. I had a fun conversation with that cute attorney girl and her librarian-hot friend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lisowczyk (67) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2011
750 ml bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours dark brown with a very small tan head that went away quickly. There is a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is very nutty, and the brew also smells like caramel, chocolate, bready malt and coffee. It tastes like roasted and bready malt, spice, nuts, dark chocolate, and a bit of dark fruit and orange peel. Thereís also a lingering roasty, nutty finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick with low carbonation. Drinkability is good, itís smooth and goes down easy. I think itís a pretty good brew, regardless of what style itís supposed (or not supposed) to be. This is the third brew Iíve tried from Stillwater, and Iíve enjoyed all of them so far.

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