MetalNHopHead (2277) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 3, 2017
I enjoyed a snifter full of Stillwater Folklore alongside a steak in an effort to feel richer and classier than I actually am. That effort ultimately failed as I am, in fact, poor and classless, but it was a lovely pairing. Folklore pours opaque, inky black. Roasted malt, coffee, and cream aromatics. Flavors of licorice, cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa, tobacco, and coffee. It’s been a while since I’ve had a Foreign Stout. It’s been even longer since I had one that was as tasty and complex as this beer. Even by Stillwater’s high standards, this is exceptional. drpimento (3815) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Excellent brew likewise example of foreign stout. Great appearance with a long lasting head and lots of lace. Slightly sweet bitter plenty roasty. Rich body. Faultless finish. Franckg (1920) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2017
Bouteille. Robe noire opaque avec un mince col de mousse brun pâle et laiteux. Arômes de baies confites, mélasse, malt rôti et café au lait et cacao. Également quelques notes de nougat, datte et caramel salé. En bouche, chocolat noir aux baies foncées, café, mélasse et malt rôti. On perçoit aussi un peu d’anis, bois et gousse de vanille. Finale chocolatée avec trace de houblons résineux. Texture semi-onctueuse et corps moyen à rond. ippopotamo36 (2628) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Luppolo Station guys in Rome-Italy. Grazie. Black pour, brownish resistant foam. Nose is nice, funky notes, oxidation, caramel, figs. Mouth: carbonation is medium (!), chocolate, Belgian quadruple character. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2016
willisread (3811) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Black colour, small beige head. Aroma is floral, some liquorice, mild alcohol and some toffee. Flavour is fruity, liquorice, toffee and mild lactic notes as well as some mild toast.
Bottle from J’s. Pours a deep brown to black with a little bit of foam. Bottle aged for one year. Dark chocolate aroma some treacle notes. Chicory, soy sauce, cardamom on the palate. Roasted coffee. Surprisingly enough, still has a nice hoppy bite on the finish. Expectations exceeded after a trying a year old bottle. Holds up fairly well. johnnymusky (1004) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Poured from bottle...deep black pour with creamy head...light lacing...nose is malt licorice and berries...mouth is smooth and dry...solid brew. melush (4970) - SPAIN - OCT 11, 2016
@ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain.
T: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, licorice. markoijelena (3214) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - SEP 12, 2016
Draft sample at Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 03.07.2016. Pour it dark color with small black head. Aroma dark chocolate, some roasted malt. Taste sweet licorice, vanilla, spice, dark chocolate, maybe not my cup of tea, light to medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation. ganache (6089) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2016
12oz bottle. Nose inky with scored and faint soy notes, well not soy, more like MSG, with heavy chocolate and some tar, grain; relatively low on the fruit. More cocoa powder with volume. Pour is very dark brown with a medium-brown head that wobbles. Taste is medium-strong sweet over light-medium bitterness, crisp with hot cocoa powder and dark chocolate, light red berry in the back a very nice accent, earth and faint hops, some high-level alcohol to impress rather than offend. Touch of class with good complexity. Just a touch of meaty smoke, and the airy texture doesn’t get out of control. Inky-thick, smooth, dense body near syrup, satisfies. Not my thing for every day, but a great weekender for contemplation. [2016.08.18: 3.9]
With volume more glassine crystal malt in the mouth and a ton more plum. Fruit accumulates, I guess. Great beer.