Autumnal - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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4.14/5 rDev +9.5%
Appearance: A billowy gusher that pours a cola brown color capped by an impressive head that leaves plenty of lace (deduct .5 for the gushing)
Smell: Toasted brown bread, dried dark fruit, banana and a hint of vanilla
Taste: Toasted brown bread, dried dark fruit (figs and dates) and banana, up front, with a a bit of spice cake and vanilla in the middle; nicely blended through the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Altbier meets Dubbel, I am having a hard time finding the Saison in all this; having said that, my bottle has been cellared for a year or two and has likely mellowed quite a bit; still, I like the result, even if it is quite different from what it tastes like in its youth
08-16-2013 23:48:56 | More by brentk56
3.81/5 rDev +0.8%
750ml bottle - $10.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Woodstock, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a rustic brown body, opaque, with a hefty layering of off-white suds.
Smell: Sugar-encusted, toasted dark bread, embodying a scent of caramel just as a blitz of tartish, ripe fruits, citrus, banana, and piquant phenolic spices (along with a drip of alcohol) pop in.
Taste: Moderately toasted bread crusts and fresh grains, with a sweetness of dark caramel and brown sugar. Has a herbaceous streak running through it from the hops, along with a little bitterness boosted by the suds. Soon, the wheat opens up, as does a little tempered roastiness. A portion of sawdust mingled with white peppercorns. Splash of fresh lemon juice. Hint of pear, prune, and bruised banana. Drying, zestful, tartish finish with some sweetness remaining.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.
Overall: A nice, respectable ale.
03-22-2013 22:36:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.26/5 rDev -13.8%
Poured into a tulip. There is a dark brown body with very little clarity. There is a nice one inch medium tan head. There is some mild sticky lacing.
The aroma has some mildly fruity spice with some subtle maltyness.
The taste has a rich nearly roasty malt flavor. The slightly spicy yeast is placed mostly at the finish. This is just a little too malty for my liking.
This is medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Not bad but I prefer many of Stillwater's other offerings.
03-17-2013 02:50:53 | More by andrewinski1
Autumnal from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
85 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.