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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Deep black pour with a thin lacey light tan head. Absolutely wonderful nose with notes of creamy milk chocolate, a kiss of Kahlua, a wisp of smoke, some gentle coffee notes and a earthy bit of nougat. Wonderful flavor full of roast, sweet chocolate, a kiss of smokey coffee, and a little bit of belgian yeast featuring a light kiss of stone fruit and high alcohol esters. If the flavor itself were slightly less boozy this would have been unimpeachable..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (357) - Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2011
This was my favorite cask tasting at the festival. Great fruity taste and a nice complex aroma. This one had a nice consistent head where as the cocoa nibs version did not b/c of the cocoa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
Tan head, clear deep deep brown with reddish notes, no retention whatsoever.. Aroma, fruity, belgian notes, a light spice, roasty, some choc, some coffee, very very complex... Flavor, fruity, smoky, roasty, complex, very light choc, big flavors, complex... medium full bodied slightly warming very smooth body... amazingly complex very flavorful beer, this was awesome..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, cappuccino head that never completely disappears. The aromatics are super chocolaty with toasted nuts and a glob of caramel. Full-bodied and silky with tingly carbonation. Sweet, milk chocolaty flavor with a nice note of vanilla and a splash of medium sherry. Finishes smooth, roasty and bittersweet. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Hoping for a speedy recovery for you, Brad!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thehoplocal (10) - Sykesville, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2012
So complex. Dark fruit, smoke, dark chocolate, coffee, earth. Very very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (1684) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Dark dark brown with lasting dense head and lace. Wood earthy licorice yesterday’s campfire aroma. Rich bitter tree bark (yes, I’ve tasted it) coffee earth ash smoke with bitter yeasty wood smoke and old pine finish. Immediately reminded me of Adam. And that’s FUCKING AWESOME.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (391) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle pour. Very dark with medium head. Aroma is multi-dimensional with some coffee and some sour fruit. Malty flavor with a quick change to chocolate, coffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Very roasted flavor to finish. I really enjoy this beer. Very complex. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Big milk chocolate nose, it’s more of a sweet note than the cocoa nibs version was, I’m guessing this has carafa in it. Light to moderate sweetness, more milk chocolate, light roast, some coffee and dark fruits, a touch of cola and some fruity yeast. Great beer, a fitting tribute to both!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11132) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Cask at Churchkey. Very dark murky brown, massive brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of cocoa and light spice. taste smooth milk chocolate and cocoa powder. Incredible stuff, nice balance and complexity. Could not believe that this is a 10% beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2011
500ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. This beer smells of roasted malts and fruity yeasts. A very interesting combo. The beer is black with a dark brown one finger head. The taste is roasted malts and coffee notes with some fruitiness from the Belgian yeasts coming through. Definitely get notes of coffee and chocolate, but the yeasts make it different than a traditional Stout. Palate is medium to heavy body with average carbonation. Overall, this is one fantastic beer from two greats. Never disappointed with Stillwater offerings, and this keeps that expectation high.

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