Brontide | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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3.51/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States
stillwater-artisanal.com

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ZombiesAteMyDog on 04-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,749
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
198
pDev:
10.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
22
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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
2.92/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Canned 3/20/14; drank 7/27/14 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the can into a glass.

Brown/black hue.

HUGE khaki head (careful pouring!); frothy lace.

Mild mocha, chalk & fresh dirt nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Oats, milk chocolate & pickles in the flavor...underneath an iron curtain of metal. A gross mess.

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Photo of tommy5
3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roberto11232
2.79/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TeachChefs
4.21/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of k8kruk
3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrBass
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mlockman
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A huge head that dissipates quickly reflects what is initially an incredibly foamy mouthfeel that ultimately yields milder carbonation. With a definite tartness about it, this beer is as its can suggests: a "smooth black ale" with a definite Belgian flare. I am sad to say I know not how fresh it is at the time of consumption, as the store manager knew not how long its dented and battered can had been in the cold-case. Nonetheless, an enjoyable and light black ale for any occasion.

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3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elamb106
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Proclarush
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz can.

Pitch black Belgian dark ale. A thin tan head and moderate carbonation. The beer delivers dark earthy malt flavors with coffee and a hint of chocolate. It also offers smokey taste but I don't taste much Belgian character. It's pretty much a straight up dark ale. The malt character isn't deep and complex as I would expect.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A nearly black liquid flows from12 oz. can poured into an ale glass and produces a 3” sudsy tan foam collar that dissipates to a thick, clingy film. S: Earthy hop and dark roast aromas. T: Several layers of malt flavors ranging from light and grainy to caramel to light roast. Chocolate and espresso flavors are restrained and moderated by the Belgian yeast flavors. No harsh or burnt flavors. F: Medium body and creamy, fine soft carbonation. O: A very drinkable Belgian Dark Ale with interesting layers of flavor.

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Photo of ordybill
4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. This is a dark brown beer with a tan medium sized head. The flavor is malt and cocoa. Overall, this is pretty good and I would recommend this beer to fans of dark ales and stouts.

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Photo of pin
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sammyslick
4.24/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very nice darker beer, almost like a stout but with more complexity

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3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boozecamel
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of let8it8grow
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Brontide from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 198 ratings