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Jaded (Import Series Vol. 3) - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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90
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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 18
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with good friend, Urbain Coutteau of De Struise Brouwers. Urbain describes this work as "Dark chess-nut coloured ale with a nice steady off-white head. Aroma is all about finesse, loads of blossoms and spring flowers. The mouth-feel is refined, playful and complex with Saison like peppery flavours. Soft nutty after taste with a bite."

(Beer added by: beerpirates on 02-23-2011)
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Photo of Immortale25
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a murky light brown color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that doesn't retain long before soon becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Non-resilient lacing leaves a thin ring behind.

S- Pretty standard Belgian yeast aroma that's sweet and has good notes of Belgian Candi sugar. Kinda boozy though.

T- Packs a flavorful punch of spice, yeast and alcohol that's married well. The sweetness reigns throughout and there's notes of honey and lavender that are quite pleasant. Not as boozy in the taste as the aroma.

M- Pretty slick, almost syrupy. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- A nice tasting BSDA that benefits well from the mixture of spices.

Immortale25, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a clear red-orange amber with a thin off-white head that dissipated to patch foam and a ring around the glass with slippery lacing. Interesting aroma of toasted malt, dark dried fruit, dark fruit esters, almost like a rich porter blended with a Belgian dark. Flavor is dominated by the dark dried fruit emphasizing dates and figs, sweet earthiness, rich caramel malt with hints of toasted malt, finishes with sweet fresh and dried dark fruit, leaning towards a barleywine profile, but retaining the dark Belgian fruitiness and character. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Very nice flavor balance. Hope I can find another bottle of this one. Stillwater is amazing, but combined with de Struise, a sublime collaboration.

LiquidAmber, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

vermilcj, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of jklecko2
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

jklecko2, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of popery
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish amber. It would be dark for Belgian golden, but it's pretty light for a BSDA. They should just call this a Belgian ale and leave it at that. Small to medium off-white head. Fades to not much after a couple minutes. Just a bit of lacing. The aroma is raisins, pepper, caramel and some nutty, toasty malt. There's also a light spice touch, almost like a woody cinnamon, possibly the flowers coming out in an odd way. The taste is pretty sweet with a bunch of toasty malt. It dries out some in the finish with a woody, floral aftertaste. Peppercorn spice throughout, pretty strong. Slight medicinal note - I'm not normally a fan but it works well, here. For the floral side, I wish there was a bit more rose and less jasmine, which I'm not a big fan of in beer. That said, the flowers are much more restrained than I expected. Stillwater does a very good job with not overdoing oddball ingredients in their beers. Little booze evident, just some warmth at the end. Decent bitterness towards the finish, sort of a leafy tobacco flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty light for the abv and initial sweetness. Overall, it's a pretty good BSDA, but despite the complexity, I'm left a bit unsatisfied. The flavors just don't quite play off each other well, for my palate anyway.

popery, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of GTB
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

GTB, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, red color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of caramel malt, earthy malt, slight sweet malt, slight hops, toffee, slight grass, hint of alcohol, hint of alcohol, and a hint of nut. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, slight hops, alcohol, hint of grass, and slight citrus. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, and body.

Tone, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev -1.2%

jaxon53, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of CB_Crowe
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

CB_Crowe, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Gatordaddy
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Gatordaddy, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Nutwood
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Nutwood, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of lsummers
4/5  rDev -1.2%

lsummers, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of BKBassist
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

BKBassist, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of avalon07
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a dark brown color and a murky texture. There was almost no head to speak of. Very little lacing either.

S: A good aroma of malt, apples, spices, and a sugary quality.

T: Tasted of green apples, Belgian yeast, caramel, malt, and some spices. A nicely complex, focused beer with a lot of force to it. Quite tasty.

M: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: One of better examples of a BSDA made by an American brewer. Isn't quite as fantastic as some of Stillwater's saisons, but a tasty beer nonetheless.

avalon07, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -1.2%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev -1.2%

AngusOg, May 29, 2013
Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev -1.2%

campfirebrew, May 25, 2013
Photo of TallSaint
4/5  rDev -1.2%

TallSaint, May 25, 2013
Photo of CDCNAM
4/5  rDev -1.2%

CDCNAM, May 20, 2013
Photo of jtladner
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

jtladner, May 18, 2013
Photo of BrianScottK
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

BrianScottK, May 09, 2013
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -1.2%

spycow, May 02, 2013
Photo of persnickyty
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

persnickyty, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Daniellobo, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -1.2%

nmann08, Mar 26, 2013
Jaded (Import Series Vol. 3) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
90 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.