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Folklore - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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388 Ratings
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 16
Gots: 34 | 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:
Beer added by: oline73 on 02-21-2011

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.
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Ratings: 388 | Reviews: 116
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4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.71/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap great chocolate coffe notes slight smoke finish

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose of roasted malt, dark fruit, slight ABV, vinous, anise. Taste malts, chocolate, dark fruit, Licorice, faint coffee.

Photo of parris
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
3.29/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of skaboom420
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VAcrossr
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kraticus41
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Very aromatic with strong notes of roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked and toasted dark bread. I also get strong notes of dark molasses, brown sugar, a touch of coffee and smoke, and a touch of licorice.

Taste: Absolutely delicious! Strong flavors of roasted malt, imparting flavors of coffee, caramel, milky cream, some brown sugar-like sweetness, a touch of nuttiness, a touch of dark chocolate and Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chew and pretty smooth, as there is very little carbonation. With an ABV of 8.4%, there is a slight touch of pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: I love this beer! It is an absolutely stellar, non-barrel-aged stout, and is one of the best beers by Stillwater I’ve had yet. Highly recommended!

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brown so deep as to appear black with hints of garnet at the edges when held to the light. The pour produces 3+ fingers of tightly bubbled, effervescent, mocha, lasting head that leaves a streaky wash of lace. Aroma is dark, roasted malt, cocoa & semisweet dark chocolate, subdued dark fruits, Belgian yeast, faint coffee, smoke & herbal hop hints.Taste is dark malt roast, chocolate & coffee notes followed by a grape, dried cherries & dark fruitiness finishing slightly dry with spice in a mixture of fruit, roasted nuts, smoke, coffee, cocoa & floral hops which form the base of the aftertaste. Alcohol presence is minimal in taste (some bitterness that I believe is as much alcohol as hops) but is detectable in the warmth it provides. The alcohol spice, bitterness & warmth become more prominent as the brew warms. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, dry & crisp but smooth. As with most of these Stillwater Artisanal Ales this is very unique & quite tasty. I would suggest that this is an Irish dry stout/Belgian dark ale hybrid. After dinner sipping between nibbles of peppeemint bark candy pairs heavenly as a desert. Kudos Stillwater Artisanal!

Photo of KBlodorn
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardK77
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwxc818
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses13
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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Folklore from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
87 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.