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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
On tap at Gingerman in Norwalk. Deep dark reddish copper in color with an off white head. Nice toasty malty aroma. Flavor is dark fruity, and roasty. Full bodied. Spicy peppery. Very nice beer. Very drinkable.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1340) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 18, 2014
Bottle at the Dig Bar Stillwater Event. The brewer himself foudn it hard to categorize this beer but I’d say it is a blend of a robust porter & a saison. It pours a beautiful clear ruby brown. The aroma is nutty & mild at first but over time grows to become more pronounced. Medium bodied, chocolate, nuts and wine notes are present in the taste. This is a subtle beer that like the other Stillwater beers really open up & evolve as they warm up. One of my favorites of the night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 15, 2014
Bue à la pression. Belle couleur brun foncé. Malts, caramel et café sont prédominants. Équilibrée et assez forte. Finale persistante.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (230) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours really dark with lots of sediment. Very mild aroma but a nice smooth taste. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BLADT (211) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
From tap. Very dark in glass. Nose is dark fruit, tobacco, and English muffin. Taste is similar to a brown ale. Cracker jack, raisons, and some tartness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (890) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pour from a 12 oz. bottle, consumed on 4-9-14. Tart aroma features scents of cherry, tobacco, mint, and roasted malt. The smell could stand to be stronger and more complex. Pours dark brown with an amber/copper/red hue. Small amount of short-lasting beige head. I wish the head were better. Looks almost like a porter. Tastes like a brown ale. Pumpernickel bagel, toast, and toffee flavors. Slightly mineral-y. Tart and slightly sour in the finish. Simple but pleasant. Roasted malt dry aftertaste. Medium body. Reasonably easy to drink. Unremarkable and unmemorable palate effects. Overall, pleasant enough but totally forgettable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1399) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2014
Tap at Republic, sold as a saison, derp. I’m getting a ton of heavy raisin flavor here, which maybe is okay given the belgian-ness of it, i don’t think its dry and definitely not bitter. earthy is a good way to describe it. and sweet. sweet dirt. yeah.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
bottle. Brown with small head. Darker and far maltier than I was expecting for a farmhouse. Seems like a light bodied brown ale with just a touch of yeasty funk. Slightly above average. Would like more funk.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (902) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2014
"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?"

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (795) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Draft at the Sunset Grill and Tap in Allston, MA. Snifter. Dark brown, opaque pour with a one finger tan head. Snifter, Interesting aroma of Belgian yeasts, peat, earth, cocoa, and dark sugars. Taste is similar with Belgian yeasts, dark sugars, some hop resins, and roasted malts. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Finish is bitter and roasted malts. Odd style but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1342) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with a team head. Aroma is some roasted malts, a hint of hops, some yeast, and some candied sugar. Flavor is also sweet with the candied sugar, some roasted malts, and not much on the finish. Still a pretty good brew.


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