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Folklore - The Tale Of Van Winkle - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 17.4%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 08-17-2012)
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cosmicevan

New York

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

tremendous thank you to bmur112 for helping me get a taste of this. enjoyed from my stillwater wine glass.

a - deep purple pour with a light coffee colored head. semi creamy head that hung out for a while and slowly dissolved to a thin skin. lacing is full and clings to the glass and links to the surface.

s - creamy rich milky chocolate. vanilla and soft wood. more chocolate and stouty than BSDA. really clean and creamy though.

t - interesting. kind of a dance of plum raisin and BSDA flavorings and rich gourmet creamy chocolate. some nuttiness. although tasty and easy to drink i find myself wishing that the base beer was a stout.

m - the mouth is just velvet. really super silky. pretty boozy as well.

o - overall, this beer kind of seems to be undergoing an identity crisis. i don't know if this beer in these barrels really works. i would think that this beer would do really nice in rum barrels instead. the barrel definitely imparts a chocolatey creaminess but on a BSDA? seems like an interesting idea to play with, but sadly the results aren't really worth chasing down. it is definitely a treat and an interesting taste, but the barrel was wasted on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 02:56:53 | More by cosmicevan
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Folklore - The Tale Of Van Winkle from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
86 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.