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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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..

’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.

alassio's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
alassio (82) - USA - DEC 20, 2013
I can’t believe I’m drinking the same beer others are describing, but it does say Stillwater Existent on the label. This is a bitter, unpleasant beer with no redeeming aspects. The hops are total tree bark, roots, and surrounding soil. On the other hand, the palate is light and fizzy, almost watery. Fantastically unbalanced, with the phosphate carbonated character not exactly overcoming the morbid hop skeleton. Like drinking swampwater scooped out an empty tomb - - maybe a plum did fall in there and then decomposed (and yes, as another poster mentioned, it does have the aroma of old gym socks).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barroso2501 (37) - Brasilia, BRAZIL - SEP 18, 2015
Escura, com espuma abundante. Maltes persistente, primeiro cafe, depois baunilha e chocolate. Equilibrada e facil de beber. Recomendo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (1588) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 15, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2015 Botella 33 cl tomada en el momento en el kraken el 13-09-2015. (r521). Embotellada en 21..01..2014. Color negro con espuma algo oscura. Sabores y aromas maltosos tostados algo dulces fácil de beber. No está mal como primera elección. Normal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3562) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Chestnut brown body with airy browned cream head. Feint aroma, which does expand a bit after aeration. A hint of hazelnut and root beer. Body starts off thin on the lips, but at the back of the throat fills out. Hazelnut and moderately smooth roasty body that does dry out a bit to expose some rough edges, tannins, and nuttiness. Some barley syrup sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (577) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Nose is cocoa, belgian ale esters. Flavor is same plus cherry, earth, ash, hazelnut, very faint brownie. Very dry, silty mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1368) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle, enjoyed 1,5 years after bottling. Pours dark mahogany, with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts with bread, chocolate and caramel, as well as yeasty wooden notes. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is dark roasted malts with coffee, kandi and caramel, and yeasty notes of wood, as well as some dark fruits and molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1271) - - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark red with lots of head. Aroma and taste are some dark fruits and some roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1507) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
From tap. Dark brown color with beige head. Malty and yeasty aroma, caramel, some licorice, spicy, dark fruits, raisins. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennetj17 (10) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Dark brown/amber color, with a rich tan foam. Head settles slightly but never fully dissipates. Aroma has an interesting mix dark fruit and light spice. Hints of brown sugar malt are inviting. There is a superb mix of flavors in this beer. Touches of brown sugar and plum fruit are well integrated, but never too sweet. The beer is fairly dry, with some light earthy spice abound. Strong, tingly carbonation. Medium body, finishes clean. Overall I feel this beer exceeded my expectations. Complex and balanced, it is a nice sipper which keeps my interest throughout the glass. I think I will be more inclined to try other Stillwater offerings

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielecamo (845) - ITALY - JUN 30, 2015
In bottiglia. aroma speziato, torrefatto, caffè, terroso ed erbaceo. Al palato corpo rotondo, alcool ben nascosto. sentori di legno, caffè, speziato, erbaceo .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2966) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2015
12 oz bottle pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, earthy and toffee. Taste is fruit, malts and some yeast.

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