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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Human history is filled with myths and legends that shape and define our culture. Rituals, celebrations, gatherings.. whatever. One thing that’s for sure, is we enjoy a proper shindig. So let’s get the stories flowing and share a little ’Folklore’. A bracingly deep ale, built dark and rich with an elegantly lean body, accompanied by heady aromas of Belgian yeast, earthy hops and gently kissed by a wisp of smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a massive brown head over a black hued body. Good lace. Aromas are of chocolate, nutty, almond, bakers chocolate, fresh bread, roast, weed, hay, earth and smoke. Flavors are smokey, earthy, chocolate, almond, dark chocolate, coconut (almond joy?), ash, lively mouthfeel. Dry. Odd combination. Not offensive, but odd in its earthy character and yeast balance. Drinkable. Bitter cocoa, smoke, lively carbonation, very dark chocolate, low bitterness. A touch of coconut in the finish. Good, but definitely an odd ball beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Black with big, creamy, brown head, fair legs / Mellow, smooth nose of cocoa, roast grain, dark fruit, banana, smoke / Medium body, lively carbonation, seemingly just a hint thin for an 8% beer, but alcohol not noticeable, with mild hopping to match, and dry finish / Muted, mellow flavors of cocoa, cooked prune & plum, cherry, banana, roast barley, and semisweet chocolate / While lacking any form of boldness one might expect in a bigger stout, although this may be the nature of a foreign stout?, this is still extremely pleasant, even interesting with a good amount of complexity of flavor. I may be undervaluing this sort of beer? (Drink another 500 beers and re-assess.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2121) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 5, 2013
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso in Alexandria, VA. Opaque, brown-black with khaki head and lacing that starts out great but slides back down the glass in short order. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, dark fruit (berries, dates and figs), grain, vanilla, light yeast and a touch of molasses. Taste of sweet roasted malt, dark fruit (berries, dates and figs), vanilla, toast, light yeast and a touch of molasses. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma was mild Belgian yeast, dark doughy malt, some citrus, chocolate. Flavor was all of that plus some dark fruit, a slight tartness, moderately sweet. Wouldn’t have thought of this as a ’foreign stout.’ Great twist on the Stillwater profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4594) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Chocolate and sour pit fruit aromas. Soft with sweet dark caramel upfront turning dry in the lasting pit fruit and warming vanilla finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Pours almost black red with thick head. Smells a bit boozy with caramel notes. Tastes of alcohol, spices, chocolate, caramel, charcoal, and grains. Finishes dry and sweet, lingers a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (504) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark black, bubbly head quickly disappears. Aroma of smoke, roast, coffee, chocolate. Taste has some sweet dark fruit, also whiskey as it warmed up. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3658) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 9, 2013
NIce brewed and nice taste. Fine colour shape and somewhat sweet like a foreign stout one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
deliciosity (12) - USA - JAN 29, 2013
On draft. Was advertised at bar as a saison, but its clearly not. Oh well, I love foreign stouts. Smell: Biscuit, dark fruit, Belgian yeast. Taste: Dark fruit, plums, biscuit, stale weak coffee, candy sugar, pepper. There’s a very minerally taste, almost like that in seltzer water Medium mouth, but it tastes a bit watery. Overall, I’m not sure what this beer is going for. Its a bit like a polish stout, but weaker with Belgium yeast qualities. Not bad, but a bit of a flop for Stillwater.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (666) - Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle poured into a snifter - an overwhelming amount of head on the pour. Mocha colored head that dissipates and leaves lacing. The nose is chocolate malt and the taste is a roasted flavor. The mouthfeel is rich but slightly thin. Has a smoky finish.

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