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Brontide - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZombiesAteMyDog on 04-06-2014)
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Reviews by atr2605:
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atr2605

New York

3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a deep black color with a tan head with nice retention
S-coffee, dark chocolate, caramel
T-dominated by the chocolate and coffee flavors, finishes a bit dry with a mineral flavor
M-medium bodied, low carbonation, mouthfeel was a bit thinner than expected
O-pretty solid brew, drinks very similar to a porter. Definitely worth trying

Serving type: can

04-27-2014 00:34:48 | More by atr2605
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-20-2014 22:26:00 | More by XmnwildX12
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 3/20/2014. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, pear, apple, anise, pepper, clove, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, brown bread, light coffee, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/roasted malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of raisin, pear, apple, anise, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, brown bread, light coffee, clove, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, pear, apple, anise, chocolate, cocoa, roast, toast, dark bread, light coffee, clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming after the finish. Overall this is a nice and pleasant Belgian dark ale. Good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: can

07-20-2014 03:45:43 | More by superspak
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-19-2014 23:13:50 | More by Daniellobo
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-19-2014 18:47:03 | More by djrn2
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-19-2014 18:45:03 | More by Knapp85
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-19-2014 15:58:20 | More by Hellpop65
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ADZA

Australia

3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dark kola hue with the creamiest four finger head and some bubbly lacing, the smell is pretty boring with aromas of dark malts and a tinge of earthy hops, the mouthfeel is light bodied and over carbonated with the same boring suspects on taste and overall not something id buy again and abit of a let down but sessionable cheers.

Serving type: can

07-19-2014 04:38:28 | More by ADZA
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elmo17

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-11-2014 01:27:12 | More by elmo17
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-08-2014 19:46:35 | More by Kegatron
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errantnight

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-07-2014 17:46:07 | More by errantnight
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-25-2014 06:01:01 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-24-2014 21:23:09 | More by jacewg
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efrank

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-23-2014 00:25:48 | More by efrank
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drew74

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-22-2014 21:58:31 | More by drew74
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-21-2014 18:30:35 | More by Dreamer
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mcphish22

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

06-20-2014 23:05:34 | More by mcphish22
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tykechandler

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

06-19-2014 01:20:22 | More by tykechandler
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-15-2014 23:27:37 | More by Giantspace
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque yet clear black in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some very faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted and chocolate malts with lighter notes of saison yeast and hints of white pepper spiciness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of roasted and chocolate malts with a touch of malted milk ball sweetness. That is followed by some light notes of charred/burnt malts and just a hint of coffee. Moderate flavors of saison yeast with white pepper spiciness and just a hint of earthy hops. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: An interesting brew, kind of like a combination between a porter and a saison - definitely different than anything else I have come across in the past. I enjoyed this hybrid but can easily see how others might find some dissonance in the combination of flavors/aromas. I enjoyed the complexity and the alcohol is well hidden - not a tough drink but not a beer that I could see myself having more than one of during a session.

Serving type: can

06-15-2014 22:01:43 | More by dbrauneis
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-15-2014 20:13:22 | More by bpfrush
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-14-2014 22:33:10 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-14-2014 22:07:17 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-14-2014 22:05:26 | More by kylehay2004
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like this was canned 03-11-14

Pours a chestnut tinged mahogany with 3+ fingers of mocha colored head. Assertive carbonation, very good lacing & head retention

S: Faint traces of dark fruit & carob; pears pick up as this warms

T: Dryness, carob, cocoa, & faint figgyness up front, along with some pear & pineyness. Pears & a little bit of appleskin as this warms, dry as a bone, along with a little more carob. Finishes dry with a little bit of piney hops & winesap apples & more carob

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, with just enough dryness & fruittyness to salvage this

Easy enough to drink, but doesn't really wow me. Sort of a training wheels Black Saison or is it a Porter??

Serving type: can

06-11-2014 04:49:06 | More by russpowell
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Brontide from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
81 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.