Stillwater is Nothing, Big Bunny is Everything
Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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From:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
 
Maryland, United States
Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #482
ABV:
8%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,866
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 8.72%
Ratings:
290
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 09, 2021
Added:
Apr 09, 2016
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  49
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Collaboration with Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
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4.1 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Nov 09, 2021
 
4 by freewill35 from Indiana on Mar 27, 2021
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3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Bottom of the can says, "Batch #011 19:54).

A - Pitch black pour with an off-white colored dense lacing ring.

S - Dark chocolate roast, char/charcoal, milk/lactose/cream on the nose.

T - Soft black licorice, char, and dark chocolate up front followed by some cream and finishes strong with a lingering chocolate char on the palate. Nice lingering chocolate roast.

M - Big, thick texture with a creamy lactose feel.

O - Not sure if the can is old or new, starts out weak on the flavor but dig the buildng chocolate wave after the sip.

Mar 14, 2021
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3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

Look: Poured a deep bark chocolate color with a medium head that quickly dissipated. Medium lacing on the glass.
Smell and Taste: Sweet is the dominant characteristic. A little too much sugar in your coffee and you got it. Pungent aftertaste, resembling burnt coffee beans.
Feel: flat form low carbonation and a little coarse.
Overall: Can't decide if it's too sweet (on the initial sip) or to bitter (on the lingering aftertaste). Probably will not seek this one out again but if offered a freebie I will got for it.

Mar 13, 2021
 
3.7 by TP2MSU from Michigan on Mar 06, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by seedyone from New York

From can to a tulip glass. All coffee on the nose. Clean finish. Flavor develops as it warms. Not boozy at all but has a slight burn in the aftertaste. Medium body. All in all, at 8% this is a standup stout & a real value.

Nov 14, 2020
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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by PEBKAC from North Carolina

Can from Covenhoven. Southampton goblet @ home.

Brown on black body. Lingering, cookie dough head.

Smells like malted milk balls, pepper, & a splash of booze.

Mellow, unburnt, but very well toasted malt. Licorice, aged hop bitterness, dirt. Cola.

Thin, sudsy, drys out on the finish. Pretty good, if a little murky.

Sep 10, 2020
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Scotchboy from Idaho

12oz can poured into a snifter; dark, dense pour yields a finger of khaki head; impressions of sweet milk chocolate, roasted malt; faint caramel sweetness, darker chocolate and cocoa; bitter espresso and char balancing the sweetness; full body at 8%, smooth and creamy.

Sep 03, 2020
 
3.7 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana on Sep 03, 2020
 
3.9 by AGoodStout from Kansas on Aug 09, 2020
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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Can from the Packie.
Dark brown/black in color with a good sized tan head that persists. Roasty earthy caramel and lots of chocolate maltiness. Pretty tasty brew.

Aug 08, 2020
 
4.48 by beerrat from Virginia on Apr 25, 2020
 
4.5 by Corkykab from New Jersey on Mar 25, 2020
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2.69/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Too many flavors going on here for me. As others have said has strawberry, banana undertones to your standard milk stout.

Dec 26, 2019
 
3.95 by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio on Dec 12, 2019
 
3.98 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Nov 14, 2019
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Canned spring 2016; drank 6/24/16 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE, noisy tan head; minimal lace.

A sweet nose, featuring strawberry, banana & milk chocolate notes.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Fresh earth, banana & strawberry flavors up front; smoke notes on the finish.

Marshmallow notes emerged as this warmed. No booze heat.

A bit too sweet, but this has enough depth to earn more sessions. I'd have another...

Oct 12, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is very close to being jet black in color - only traces of dark brown are visible near the corners of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan colored head that has good retention properties and consistently covered the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is mostly dominated by flavors of chocolate malts and has notes of roasted malts and slight hints of licorice. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a touch of smoothness on the mouthfeel.
O: This beer smells and tastes like a typical stout and you don't really get any of the lactose except in the bits of smoothness that are present in the mouthfeel.

Serving type: can

Oct 06, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by adarlingdarling

Look: deep brown

Smell: chocolate, but not to sweet; warm; woodsy

Taste: a little fruity, like berries; sweet; chocolatey

Feel: creamy and carbonated; sticky

Overall: a light, fruity stout with a slightly slippery finish

Sep 08, 2019
 
4.24 by smb71481 from Vermont on Aug 12, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by chinchill from South Carolina

12 oz can from the Wall of Beer (Clemson, SC; $2.40), served in a Belgian snifter. Packaging date stamp of Oct. 2018 with a 1 April 2020 BB date.
Pours with a clear, dark reddish-brown body topped by a decent head.
Slightly boozy aroma with chocolate and dark bread.
The taste brings out some anise, roasted nuts and coffee to go with the chocolate and dark roasted grains. It's an appealing, harmonious mix. It has low sweetness for style with a mildly bitter finish and aftertaste.

Overall: a very good version of the style at an attractive price.

Jul 22, 2019
 
4 by TooGood from Minnesota on Jun 19, 2019
 
3.65 by Chefhat from California on May 09, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

Traded for this a while ago although I'm not sure when, as the date on the bottom of the said read "BBE SEPT 17". The other offerings that I've had from Stillwater over the years were solid but this collaboration with Arizona Wilderness was just a tad underwhelming. Not as much chocolate or lactose as I would have liked and this almost seemed like a "light" take on the style that would be better for a neophyte than someone looking for a solid take on the style...

The pour to this was relatively typical as the dark brown hue was what one would expect out of a beer like this, as it was thin, with a tall and bubbly tan head topping this off. Lots of coffee, roasted malt, and mocha in the muted nose as this came across as quite burnt. That was quite true in the taste as well as this felt like something that I'd have from Starbucks, with some lactose sweetness, coffee creamer, and espresso in the taste. A moderate, chocolate sweetness tied everything in together but this wasn't rich, thick, or creamy enough to stand out in my book...

The booze was here and this had enough strength to it but in the end, this was just a bit too easygoing and weak to rate any higher. It wasn't a bad beer but some more malt and thickness would have elevated this a notch or two. As it was, it was a pleasant diversion from the heavier offerings that I've had lately and crafted well enough to be nearly completely unoffensive, while having just occupying just a bit too much of a comfort zone at the same time.

May 06, 2019
 
3.6 by Ajlvt from Washington on Apr 30, 2019
 
4 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Apr 19, 2019
 
3.67 by kkazemi from New York on Apr 15, 2019
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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by ShiningLion from Kansas

Look - Deep dark brown, nearly black. You can put your phone's flashlight on the other side of the glass and point it at yourself and not see the light. Foamy tan had that doesn't last long.

Smell - coffee, chocolate, toffee

Taste - Sweet with tart fruity flavors and a hint of caramel at the front of the sip, giving way to a strong dark roasted malt aftertaste with moderate lingering bitterness. The aroma is more nuanced than the taste, and sadly there isn't much resembling chocolate in the flavor.

Feel - rich and creamy

Overall - I am not a big stout fan but this beer manages to be very enjoyable for me. There are lots of layers of character to it and overall it has a refreshing and clean yet bold flavor.

Apr 02, 2019
 
3.75 by trocketsauced from New York on Mar 17, 2019
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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by ryannosaurus from Arizona

Pours black with dark tan head, head drops off quickly

Enticing aroma... roasty chicory, coffee, dark fruit, spicy herbs

Fairly "hot" alcohol note leads the flavor, followed by molasses, dark chocolate, anise, fruity sweetness

Mouthfeel is a bit astringent, average body for a lower abv imp

Good stuff, the aroma hints at greatness, put not all of the subtle aroma notes make it past the hot alcohol on the palate. Could say the same about the chocolate presense. Lactose is not overdone, sweet but not cloying or chemical vat. Some more aging to tame the hot alcohol note would likely help this one score a bit higher

Feb 19, 2019
 
4 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Feb 16, 2019
 
4 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Jan 30, 2019
 
4.13 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky on Jan 01, 2019
 
3.94 by Bf_89 from Canada (ON) on Dec 06, 2018
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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of milk chocolate, toffee and caramel. Sweet chocolate flavor with toffee and caramel.

Dec 04, 2018
 
4.18 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Nov 07, 2018
 
3.56 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Nov 07, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

A - Pours motor oil black with a two finger brown head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malts and black licorice.

T - The taste dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts and light char.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft crisp finish.

O - Pretty solid sweet stout. Nice sweet flavors that are overpowering. Nothing to go out of the way to try but solid nonetheless.

Oct 25, 2018
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3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Can: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with some retention and light lacing. Aroma of sweet black chocolate notes with light roasted malt. Taste is also a mix of heavily sweetened chocolate notes with some light roasted malt with minimal bitterness which is offset by the residual sugar notes. Body is pretty full with somewhat of an oily texture and good carbonation with minimal alcohol being apparent. Enjoyable but too much residual sugar for my taste.

Oct 24, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

Introducing, Dragon Milk's weaker sister.
Bunny doesn't look quite as good as DM, it doesn't smell as good and doesn't taste as good. Drinkable material, but the tin smell and bitter, dry finish doesn't exactly work for me.

Sep 16, 2018
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