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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Opaque, nearly black pour. Vanishing mocha head. Aroma of smoky Belgian yeast. A more complex flavor than anticipated based on the nose. Roasted, charred, a little bitter. Some dark fruit notes with buried caramel undertones. Pretty well balanced. Slick and flat with a long, dry finish. Lingering alcohol. Pretty solid Stillwater offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (606) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a dark chocolate color with a short, sparkly tan head. Aroma of roasty chocolate, prunes, and slightly boozy finish. Flavors of roasty chocolate, orange peel, and coffee. Smooth and sweet, with a dry and semi-astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3764) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Svenska Hamburgerköket, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Vinous, dried fruit, caramel.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt, some chocolate, dried fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1267) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Wonderful overall stout. Amazed it’s bottled in a 12 oz. Perfectly roasty, perfectly sweet, and so on. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1051) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Clear brown with brown head. Belgian yeast stars with a subtle funk and moderate chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2014
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, chocolate, malts and some spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a very dark brown with an average size semi-lasting frothy light-brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is sweet, yeasty and chocolatey. Flavour of yeast and chocolate along with dark fruit and some sugary sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Just good, a bit too sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
requiax (1) - - SEP 24, 2014 does not count
On tap at The Birch, Norfolk Va. Pours a deep red/black. Cherry, Anise bitter caramel, complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2531) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
355 ml purchase at the Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury (VT) on August 19, 2014. Pure black, small beige head. Fruity coffee aroma, some spiciness. Fruity chocolate taste, a bit sour, good coffee bitterness. Untraditional but good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EcnarM (96) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Dark and earthy with a tan laced head from a bottle to glass. Great use of Belgian yeast, as it is apparent in aroma and taste. Solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1277) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Stillwater Folklore has a thin, beige head, a dark brown (essentially black) appearance, and not really any lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, dark-roasted malt, black cherry, dark chocolate, and char. Taste is of dark-roasted, charred malt, black cherry, a touch of licorice, bitterness from the char, prunes, and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium, not heavy, as one might expect. Stillwater Folklore finishes semi-dry, rich, and surprisingly smooth. No real alcohol pick up with this one. RJT

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