Stillwater / Casita Cerveceria - On Fleek | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,009
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
566
pDev:
8.01%
 
 
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14
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130
Trade:
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Photo of AMCPhD
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aurascoper
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peterpunk15
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dazedman
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pitch black

Big presence of coffee, cocoa, nuts, roasted malts both in smell and taste. Some booziness.

The mouthfeel is velvety and thick

Overall a nice big imperial stout

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Photo of beersampler6
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice imperial stout with lots of flavor and depth. Pours a very deep, dark brown with a little tan head and very spotty lingering lacing. Smells of medium roast coffee, dark stone fruit, wood, bourbon and caramel. Tastes similarly, along with just a hint of chocolate. Plum, raisin and molasses come to the forefront. Smooth, thick, full mouthfeel, good carbonation. Very enjoyable but definitely a slow sipper.

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Photo of TijuanaTovar
4.83/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can date: 9/17/18
Poured: 12/31/18

Very reminiscing to ten fiddy, almost to a T. Balanced well especially for 13%. It’s not hot or fusel-y. Not to cloying sweet or burnt acrid or bitter. Thick, dark, m/f MF. Grab this if you like ten fiddy.

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bylerteck
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevepat
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a really really deep brown, just enough light getting through to keep it from looking black. Thick chocolatey brown head that is very active yet persists well. Beautiful in a glass.
Smell has strong pruney/figgey notes like a barleywine, some chocolate notes hiding in the background, but dominated by the strong scent of dark dried fruit. Also a bit of a boozy nip, not a great smell for the style, more like a barleywine or old ale.
Taste has a strong whiskey bite up front along with a strong hit of that same pruney/figgy note that was dominant in the nose. There are notes of coffee in the midbody and the whiskey booziness lingers. There is a complex flavor here but it is not coherent, instead I get moments of wonderful richness interspersed with moments of abrasiveness acridity. To some extent this effect is lessened as I slowly drink through this one but that may be a result of the palette being battered by the assault that is this beer.
Mouthfeel is very nice, the beer is no small potatoes and it's flavor is an all out assault on reason, yet the mouthfeel manages to maintain an admirable level of balance and modesty. You know you are drinking a stout but you are not drowned in a syrupy mess.
Overall this is one that I might be interested to see with some age on it, this can is about 3 months old with a best by 2 years past canning. Maybe age would help these big flavors learn to get along better. As it is now though this isn't one I would go back to. Might be something for those of you who like boozy and pruney old ales or barleywines but as a stout i find it more abrasive than anything else.

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Photo of Vivs85
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I find this beer to be light and heavy. Yeah, it’s a lil heavy and light. Like Tyson vs de la Hoya this is. Pours hella black, rich n heavy, but the nose is all faint n like. Then Raul takes a sip and he is like more or less ho hum. It’s aite, but who the hell just likes aite? Raul says call this one “Ho-Hum stout.” Be gone!

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Photo of nonnie864
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarigney
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robotic_being
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Booze bomb! Woody, bourbon, oaky, alcohol finish. Don't light a match...

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Photo of Scottsbeer
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can with a best by date of 4/2020; into a snifter.
Appearance- dark and thick like motor oil! The thin tan head disappears quickly leaving no head; no lacing.
Smell- fudge brownies, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, charred oak bourbon barrel!
Taste- an absolutely delicious assortment of fudge, vanilla, coffee and bourbon!
Feel- quite the heavy weight, but given the massive 13% ABV, it is actually not overly boozy!
Overall- a straight up, no nonsense, no funny stuff imperial stout. This one just comes out big on ABV and no added gimmicks; really a quality offering!

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4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmtbuckeye
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stillwater Artisanal Ales "Stillwater / Casita Cerveceria - On Fleek"
12 fl. oz. can, "BBE 12APR201 PKG 12APR18 15:14" and sampled on 21JUL18
$3.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: "On fleek" for those who aren't aware is slang for something that's smooth, nice, and sweet. What that modern term is doing mixed up with an 80's-looking yellow, pink, and blue label I don't know. Anyway, it's poured an opaque brown-black body beneath a short head of brown foam. It's one of the darkest heads I've ever seen on a beer, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to have very good head retention. That's common in strong beers but how strong is this? 13%, well that's not bad! The aroma is chocolatey, sugary, a hint fruity with dark raisin and plum, and subtly roasty. I'm wondering is there some vanilla added in there? Yes, I think I'm getting some vanilla. On to the flavor... it's similar. It's sweetish, sugary, darkly fruity, and not really that roasty at all. Even the chocolate is more like milk chocolate than dark bittersweet chocolate and I'm pretty sure there is some vanilla added to it. There is some depth to it though with some notes following, and then coming out more in the aftertaste... some anise or black licorice, maybe a hint of clove, and some leafy hops. The licorice and clove make it seem even more like candy and I'm not sure how I like this compared to a regular Imperial stout but it is unique, I'll give it credit for that. I'm not sure I could drink more than one of these in a row, however at 13% abv and probably over 500 calories that might not be a bad thing. It's medium-full in body and definitely dextrinous. It feels almost sugary, but surprisingly there's enough bitterness there to balance it and bring it in mostly dry, well somewhat dry, perhaps due partly to the alcohol - some sugar does linger along with the dark fruitiness, subtle roastiness, and leafy almost tobacco-like notes but it eventually fades. Looking back it has unfortunately left no lacing behind whatsoever, which is a shame for a beer with such body and sugar content to it. So is it something that's smooth, nice, and sweet? Yes, certainly. I think it makes a pretty decent dessert beer in and of itself although I'm sure you could easily find uses for it in cakes and such as it's so sweet. As a sipper after dinner it works as well, but I think it is limited. On the other hand I'm drinking this on a Saturday afternoon and it's not killing me ;) I'll say it's worth trying, just to see.
Review# 6,154

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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