JDTerry1 (16) - - OCT 28, 2017 alassio (99) - USA - DEC 20, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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).
Not a bad Belgian. I don't hate it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone PhillyCraft (8201) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Backlog, bottle split with Pat in ’11. Pours a thick brown color with small to medium head. Notes of vanilla bean, fresh bread, toffee, malt, and sweet dried fruits. Mouthfeel was medium to full with a warming finish. Enjoyable belgian from Stillwater Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
Medium brown, tart and maybe a fair bit of coffee. With a tartness, it’s not my favourite. stantheman (1104) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2017
On tap takeover at Darby’s Gastown in Vancouver. A dark brown beer with a bit of off-white head and faintly fruity nose. Dried fruit notes up front, trace of roasted malt in the background. A bit sweet with low bitterness. 3.9 Ferris (17117) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2017
Draft - Dark roast and dark cocoa notes. Jet brown with a small beige head. Dark fruit, dark sweet notes and a long nice finish.
Holdwine (1240) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Nice, dark, slightly musty, dry pour. 7.4% is a bit high, but still pleasant for a Belgian Ale. JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 29, 2017
Dark, slightly woody hops. Somewhat flat in feel. Mild pine. Damn lent starts in 4 minutes… Good by beer. 3/11.
unclemike (3197) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Bitter vinous fruit nose (like white grape) along with some roasted malt. Flavor starts with bitter fruit rind, then turns to malty roastiness with some chocolate before a burnt coffee finish. rumore (877) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 18, 2016
From the bottle. Pours rather dark with average quantity of cappuccino-coloured foam. Aroma is intense of licorice, fruits under spirits. Body is medium-dense. Taste is not too sweet, with some bitterness coming out afterwards. Finish is dry. MarcoDL (5478) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2016
Draft at beertemple. Aroma of caramelised malt, licorice and yeast. Flavor of yeast, caremelised malt, licorice and soy-ish malt. Too much licorice for me.