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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,329
Ranked #5,387
4.12 | pDev: 8.01%
Feb 15, 2022
Jan 27, 2016
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Notes: Collaboration with Casita Cerveceria

Imperial stout brewed with dark sugars and molasses.
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3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 15, 2022
4 by EMV from Pennsylvania on Jan 20, 2022
4.25 by freewill35 from Indiana on Jun 27, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jkblr from Indiana

12oz can stamped BATCH #021 poured into a Spiegelau stout glass at just above fridge temp 13% ABV. The beer pours impenetrable black with abundant medium brown colored head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is mild with molasses and dark sugar. The taste follows with bittersweet molasses, dark chocolate and roasty miderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium plus bodied with a little less than medium carbonation and a mostly dry finish. No sign of the ABV in the taste or aroma. Overall, very good. The range of flavors is limited and focused mostly on molasses, but it's done very well.

May 16, 2021
4.11 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania on Feb 12, 2021
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3.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by Joey48442 from Michigan

I’m mot a beer expert, by any means. Heck I love hamms light. So what do I know? This beer is pretty good. It is potent. Strong molasses flavor. Reminds me of one of those cookies. Very easy to drink though. These were gifted to me, so I’m not sure the cost, but I would certainly drink it again, if reasonably priced. Gorgeous to look at.

Feb 03, 2021
4.6 by MacStinson from Michigan on Jan 10, 2021
4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Dec 26, 2020
3.84 by Bandi from New York on Oct 18, 2020
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4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that left a collar around the edge of the glass, a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, and lots of specks of bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark malts and licorice are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional hints of burnt malts and molasses, although the latter doesn't have any associated sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The body of this beer was a bit thinner than what I would have expected for a 13% abv stout. With all of the toasty and burnt flavors, it seemed like it was a hybrid between an American Imperial Stout and a Russian Imperial Stout.

Serving type: can

Oct 18, 2020
4.36 by Nelsonmatthewdavid from Missouri on Sep 17, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Little bit of plum and cherries and booze on nose. Chocolate and fig on palate. Sweet roasty finish.

Aug 31, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by PKasten_OhioBeer from Ohio

Purchased a single from a local shop for $2.99, Pours very dark and very thick. Does a great job hiding the high ABV and has strong coffee and chocolate notes. A very delicious and excellent stout and great overall value. Would definitely seek this out again.

Aug 21, 2020
4.29 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Aug 08, 2020
3.93 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jul 24, 2020
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3.11/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by janubio from Spain

Can at Las Buenas Pulgas, served in an snifter glass. Black color, small beige head with short retention, small creamy lacing. Aroma of can, smokey, cola, coffee, dried fruits,. Full body, creamy texture, good carbonation. Dry finish. Taste is metalic, smokey, coffee, dried fruits, chocolate. Bottle will always be better.

Jul 05, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by tradershmulie from Connecticut

Ridiculously gorgeous deep color. Nice head.
Extremely smooth feel. Very very nice blend of many different flavors going on. Not much scent to my nose. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming.

Excellent beer for this style. Not cheap, but worth it.

Edit: I have bought this pack more than once, proof of it's overall excellence.

Jun 23, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pathman from Ohio

06/18/20 can @ home

Jun 19, 2020
4.06 by TomBanahan from Kentucky on May 21, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by woemad from Washington

12oz can received through the generosity of Whyteboar. Canned on March 4, 2019. That would be troubling for an IPA, but for a 13% stout, I suspect it will be just fine, perhaps even an improvement on a freshly canned example.

Poured into my trusty Iron Goat shifter, this was a dark brown brew of impressive viscosity when poured, and assumed a look of utter blackness once in the glass. A thin, mocha colored head was briefly visible but fled early, not surprising when you consider the strength of the beer.

Decent depth of aroma for a non-ba stout. I get scents of coffee, cocoa and booze.

A bit more bitter in the taste than in the nose, but only to the point where the beer is improved by the increased complexity. There's a molasses-like syrupyness that is kept from being cloying by a bitter char. Right at the finish things become slightly fruity, reminiscent of cherries or plums.

Fairly full bodied, with a creamy mouthfeel.

This is a really nice Imperial Stout. Most non-ba stouts of this magnitude, in my experience, miss the flavors brought by time in a barrel. This one doesn't. Anybody know if this is done with a Kveik yeast? The fruitiness at the finish sorta reminds me of that. Whether it was or not, this is a seriously outstanding example of the art and science if brewing. Thanks, Craig!

May 10, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Light carbonation with an above average body. Has a slight slick creamy feel which adds to an overall nice body
Aroma is roasted coffee beans,roasted malt, earthy, wood, licorice, some espresso.
Taste is very mild sweetness with a bit of earthy coffee bitterness. Dried plum, molasses, brown sugar.
Overall an excellent beer

May 02, 2020
4.19 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana on Apr 25, 2020
4.19 by j0hnc2468 from New York on Apr 14, 2020
4.22 by KarlHvK from New York on Apr 09, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Treyliff from West Virginia

12oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black with a one-finger creamy dark brown head that reduces to a film on top

S- bold roasted notes with burnt brown sugar, raisins, burnt marshmallow and molasses

T- roasted malts give way to a bold sweetness, that adds flavors of chocolate, espresso & dark fruits. Dark cherries and black licorice on the finish, lingers of roast and a hint of alcohol

M- medium body with medium body leads to a slightly creamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming finish, abv is hidden well, given that it's 13%

O- a solid, straight up stout, no adjuncts needed

Mar 28, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

Black with little tan foam head. Coffee and molasses, chocolate and slight bourbon. Boozy but balanced, slight dry and chewy mouthfeel. Nice buzz off this one, a one and done. Recommended

Mar 06, 2020
4.03 by loganburgh from Michigan on Jan 02, 2020
3.9 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Dec 22, 2019
4.22 by tux_alin from Romania on Dec 21, 2019
4.15 by oberon from North Carolina on Nov 11, 2019
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

New favorite stout! Plum, black cherry, chocolate milkshake. Booze is REALLY well hidden for 13% ABV. Absolutely fantastic!

Nov 02, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by EmperorBevis from England

Canned in a crafty craft can and help it’s a thirteen percent ale
Pours a very very very very dark brown body with thick big chocolate milkshake like foaming head
Aroma is coffee liquor
Tastes like a coffee liquor

Oct 22, 2019
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by beerrat from Virginia

Great stout easy to drink, nice abv to get that buzz.A must for the beer fridge

Sep 01, 2019
4.25 by jwat from Pennsylvania on Aug 20, 2019
4.08 by desint from Belgium on Aug 17, 2019
4.12 by samEBC from Belgium on Aug 17, 2019
3.99 by 22Blue from Kansas on Aug 01, 2019
4.35 by ilikebeer03 from Texas on Jul 22, 2019
4.02 by GarrettBoots from Georgia on Jul 09, 2019
4.23 by Higdon from Maryland on Jun 20, 2019
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