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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 (2142) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (542) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle purchased at Surdyk’s. Consumed in snifter glass. Aroma carries a strong roasted malt characteristic and a Belgian yeast quality to it. Appearance is definitely dark...brown/blackish with a tan head. Taste feels a little bit like a black IPA with a little bit less bitterness. The roasted notes from the aroma carry through the taste with an underlying earthiness. Borders on the darker Belgian dubbels I’ve tried in the past with less of an emphasis on sweetness. Coffee and dark chocolate come to mind. It’s got a dry mouthfeel that I actually kind of enjoy right now. Dark fruits are in the equation as well. Overall, a very solid beer. I would seek it out again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (679) - SWITZERLAND - APR 27, 2015
Dark amber color with big tan head. Smells very Belgian, yeasty, malty, bananas, bread, dark malts. Taste goes back and forth between a blonde belgian ale and dark malts. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice, but it has a weird switch between dark malts and fresh belgian banana yeast feeling.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3050) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 27, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Cleardark brown-black with an off-white ring. Faint smoky aroma, malty and a little peppery. Mildly bitter, slightly dry and roasty. Mild fizz, medium body, roasty, sunflower seeds finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (583) - - APR 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Pretty decent, but I live in a beer town so tend to get spoiled. Dark, rich imposing pour. Definitely Belgian notes and sweetness somewhat lingering. Plums, raisins- intensely fruity. More roast than I think works in a saison. Somewhat boozy. Decent, but not blown away.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3302) - 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 (3675) - 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 (16003) - 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 (1159) - 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 (636) - 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 (681) - 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.


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