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Folklore - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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very good

294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 12
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Paid $3.49 for the single from Vintage Estate. Belgium Strong Dark ale or Traditional Stout? Soon I will find out.

A - Well it looks very stout like has a deep almost pitch black hue with a 1/3 inch of head that sticks around forever. This head is a deep mocha and makes for some great lacing.
S - Smell is very sour but not brett induced. Dark fruits and some cherry notes so I guess its not very stout like. Still I am excited to try.
T - Quite different than most Belgium Dark ales. Starts off as any other mildly sour then goes sweet with some plum and raisin but toward the finish I was amazed with actual chocolate and mild coffee roasts. The flavors are complex and constant with every sip. I love it.
M - Quite smooth medium bodied beverage with a chewy body.

Overall I was very impressed with this beer it was a clash of two styles and it worked out great. Next time I am at Vintage Estate I will be sure to grab another.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 02:08:22 | More by DrDemento456
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-25-2014 07:03:25 | More by gillagorilla
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-22-2014 23:21:38 | More by Smarty_Pints
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-22-2014 22:59:55 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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Steve00

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-21-2014 16:28:57 | More by Steve00
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-21-2014 06:19:38 | More by zestar
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dunix

Vermont

2/5  rDev -48.1%

03-19-2014 18:23:06 | More by dunix
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-19-2014 13:59:40 | More by ToadiesForCody
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Taperwookie

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-17-2014 05:11:34 | More by Taperwookie
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2/5  rDev -48.1%

03-17-2014 01:54:49 | More by ohiobeer29
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paulish

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-16-2014 22:42:43 | More by paulish
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-13-2014 00:53:25 | More by thegerm87
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-10-2014 06:23:44 | More by MarkyMOD
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KAF

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

03-09-2014 22:05:16 | More by KAF
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-09-2014 02:29:06 | More by Carl_R
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

03-08-2014 03:30:22 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-04-2014 01:21:31 | More by drdiesel9483
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-02-2014 23:14:26 | More by crowsnest
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-02-2014 12:25:12 | More by Prost76
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-26-2014 16:39:47 | More by sendbeer
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-26-2014 14:11:15 | More by Griffith
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Kerrie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-23-2014 00:58:08 | More by Kerrie
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Stillwater Artisanal Ales - Folklore, poured into a Fiddlehead snifter.

Look - Pours a medium viscosity brown and settles slightly translucent black with little to no head. No lacing.

Smell - Aroma is cola, roasted malt, and a bit of chocolate. Belgian yeast. Dash of hops.

Taste - Thin but good roasted malts with some chocolate and dark fruit. Carbonated snap. Finishes roasted.

Mouthfeel - Thin bodied with high carbonation. Some warmth from the booziness but it goes down pretty darn smooth.

Overall - Solid brew, interesting, probably not my favorite style but worth a try. Some of the hybrid Jester King brews have a little more finesse than this brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 17:32:27 | More by JMScowcroft
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rrski198

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-21-2014 05:44:24 | More by rrski198
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tillmac62

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BOD 10/8/13. Dark, almost black pour, with a weak head that dissipates quickly with almost no lacing. Nose is of Belgian yeast phenolic esters over a light background of chocolate, plum, prune and licorice. Medium body with a nice smooth, almost slick, mouthfeel. Low carbonation level. The complex flavor profile contains those present in the nose. Unfortunately, the phenols predominate and mask what could have been a nice complex ale. The finish is smooth and a phenolic aftertaste lingers. Had this been fresh, I would have scored it lower. Due to it's age, I gave it the benefit of the doubt.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 21:06:25 | More by tillmac62
Folklore from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
86 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.