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Folklore - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

This beer was formerly known as 25 to One.

(Beer added by: oline73 on 02-21-2011)
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

ILiveOffHops, May 20, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Stillwater Folklore has a thin, beige head, a dark brown (essentially black) appearance, and not really any lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, dark-roasted malt, black cherry, dark chocolate, and char. Taste is of dark-roasted, charred malt, black cherry, a touch of licorice, bitterness from the char, prunes, and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium, not heavy, as one might expect. Stillwater Folklore finishes semi-dry, rich, and surprisingly smooth. No real alcohol pick up with this one.


RonaldTheriot, Sep 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

jbeizer, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of hmph
4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle.

A - dark, with a big bubbly and foaming dark khaki head

S - initial smell is malt, creamy dark chocolate malt with a lot of dark fruits coming through as well, raisin for one

T- Wow, really smooth combination, very malty mixed with fruity spice. ABV is not very noticeable, a nice dryness at the end with some lingering taste

O - Really loved this brew, something you could really drink a lot of on the right night. Great collaboration and combination of flavors.

hmph, Jul 24, 2011
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4.52/5  rDev +17.4%

LightnerLiquorKS, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

cclark67789, Feb 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Squidly, Jan 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

jdickson34, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

nmann08, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

sd123, Oct 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Rickythejeweler, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

bernat1971, Aug 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

DonaldHeverly, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

MacStinson, Nov 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

kjkinsey, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Trashville, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

alexk307, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

itchytasty, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

magnusdave, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

schnarr84, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a very dark brown almost black pour, 3 fingers of tan foamy head giving off a decent amount of lacing. getting some sweet molasses in the nose, chocolate, coffee, caramel, raisins, pecans, licorice.. with a belgian yeast strain. almost smells like a blend of RIS with a quad. the flavor is fruity at first, lots of nutty flavors.. this is a very strange stout-like beer with quad characteristics, but wonderful.. think of it as a liquid fruitcake.. dark fruits, nuts, BUT with a chocolate/coffee kick, and lots of dark roasty notes. medium/full body with moderate carbonation. goes down very smoothly, for as sweet and heavy as this beer is, it's pretty damn refreshing as well. REALLY liking this one.

facundoCNB, Jun 19, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Floral fruitness, rasberries with some other dark fruits, vanilla rasberry ice cream sums it up. Some vanilla bourbon notes, very rum-like.

L: Very dark brown, bordering on black, light tan head that dissipates quickly, looks carbonated.

T: Dark fruit malt, dark cherries followed by a light coffee malt. Medium high earthy bitterness with splashes of dark cherry fruitiness throughout. Finishes on a dry, slightly roasty side, some liquorice on the finish perhaps?

M: Medium high carbonation, prickly, medium bodied.

Very pleasant and unique beer. Nice that its not phenolic like most belgians. I definitely wanna try other beers from this brewery.

bum732, May 20, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

opague nice tan with a huge, head that towered 3 inches above the glass. Tons of lace, a fantastic overall appearence.

lots of fruity tones. Hints of apricots and figs with a nice spiceness in the back. Hints of apples, just a great well rounded and very impressive overall profile. Tons of carbonation and lots of activity on the palate. Huge flavor assault , lots of dark fruits, figs, hints of yeast, and a pronounced grainey flavor

mikesgroove, Sep 14, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

darkest dark brown with a cocoa-tan colored head that shrinks to a collar. nose is roast, chocolate, licorice (but very light), fruit and a faint hoppiness. yum. taste exudes great balance of all of the above, and the roasty turns a bit bitter as it mingles with the hops in the back end. great, fantastic body on this one... medium-full and creamy as can be. alcohol just barely detectable in the finish, and it comes off herbal and raisiny almost, yet amplifies some of the other bright fruit flavors. dark beer with bright flavor. brian, you do this well. beautiful tribute to a legend of a bar. winner.

timtim, Feb 25, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours an opaque dark brown with a fine two finger light brown head. Aromatic fruit evident as it poured. Aroma of roasted and caramel malt, dark and dried fruit, chocolate with a mineral spiciness. Color and aroma similar to a stout. Flavor starts with toasted and lightly charred malt, molasses and chocolate with an interesting estery light fruit flavor developing in the middle. Finishes with toasted malt and light Belgian yeast and spice flavors, moderately hopped. The finish is like a stout and dark Belgian ale are duking it out for dominance (neither wins, but it is an interesting bout). Medium bodied with light creaminess and good carbonation. This is quit unusual and boundary busting; I enjoyed it quite a bit.

LiquidAmber, Jan 05, 2013
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Folklore from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.