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Stillwater / Arizona Wilderness - Stillwater Is Nothing Big Bunny Is EverytStillwater / Arizona Wilderness - Stillwater Is Nothing Big Bunny Is Everyt

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Big Bunny is everything. An Arizona Wilderness collab that we may regret.

Added by paulish on 04-09-2016

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Reviews by dbrauneis:
Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and there is a very faint hint of dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy dark mocha head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of milk chocolate with moderate aromas of vanilla and lightly roasted malts. Light hints of vanilla and cocoa powder.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of lightly roasted malts with moderate flavors of chocolate malts. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of milk chocolate with moderate flavors of vanilla and cocoa powder. Light to moderate amounts of sweetness initially with a light to moderate amount of roasty bitterness in the finish. Definite notes of lactose as a part of the sweetness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with light hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable and some aspects of this beer remind me of Maltesers, not overly sweet but sweet enough to be consumer with (or instead of) dessert. Easy to drink and hides the alcohol well. Definitely worth grabbing.

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Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I loved this. This was a deep rich milk stout that poured smooth glassy and black. Good head that fell fast roasty malt and deep coffee. very black and robust. Light grapey ester. An expert touch of sweetness int he finish keeps the hops in the background and the delicate fruity esters on the palate. Creamy full and softly carbonated. Moderate hop bitterness. quick finish with a crisp lasting bitterness.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, bottom of can stamped best before end Sept 17 (I assume that's the year 2017). Served in a Spiegelau Stout glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, milk chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some cream, coffee, malted milk balls and bitterweet chocolate noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and a bit slick with a good amount of carbonation. It's also smooth and easy enough to drink. I thought it was a good brew, I know I won't have any problems finishing my other cans! Certainly worth trying if you've never had it before. $7.99 a 4-pack.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Double Barley can-shaped glass. Bottom of can says BBE Sept 17.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a full inch of light brown head that retains decently before fizzing away to a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and nearly no surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves tiny clots behind.

S- Milk chocolate aroma combines with dark roasted malt to create a malted milk ball type of characteristic.

T- Initial flavor of milk chocolate and vanilla gives way to heavy roastiness before finishing with a metallic note. Decently drinkable but it has this weird sweet chocolate/sharp metal duality to it that doesn't have me reaching back for more and more. Generic roast aftertaste.

M- Has enough viscosity for the style to keep things interesting but could definitely be a little creamier. Medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Was hoping for more from this. Has enough chocolate but the overall execution leaves things disjointed and one-dimensional.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a milky black color into the goblet (thulsa doom is doing the honors tonight), with a 1 finger head gradually fading to a thin bubble ring. 100% opaque, dark chocolate brown...and while artwork isn't usually included in the appearance, this pink can was exceedingly wonderful.

Aromas of freshly unwrapped Dove dark chocolate, freshly ground coffee, and milky lactose. A big body of roast malts behind that with some cocoa.

A tidal wave of melted chocolate and wrapper, fresh cacao, mild yet acidic coffee grounds, 2% milk, and roast malts. A tiny bit of aluminum continues on to the finish along with a bit overdone/charred malt/smoke.

Feel is semi-creamy, sort of watery, the bubbles tickle the top of the palate like sediment going down. Well lit carbonation, and a toasty, dry finish.

Overall, I'm glad I found this milk stout. I wish it was lower in alcohol because I'd like to drink it more often without worrying about overdoing it. I'm still in search of the perfect milk stout, but I've got some wonderful ones and this is among them.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Getting in touch with their inner softness, the Stillwater team reaches out to the outdoorsy outfit of Arizona Wilderness to make a bunny of a stout. Influenced by milk chocolate and little else, the roasty beer is simple and elegant amongst the bourbon barrel-this, spicy-that stouts of the current beerscape.

Jet black and pouring with a near viscosity of thatch, the inky beer builds a voluminous mocha stained froth ahead of a roasty, smoky, nougat-like scent of heavily malted milk stout. Lavishly sweet, the malt sugars win out on the early palate with a taste of molasses, coffee and sweet cream.

As the dark ale meets the middle palate, its sweetness is slowly overtaken by roasted flavors to bring a robust sense of espresso, bittersweet chocolate, black walnut, burnt toast and an aura of brushfire. As a woodsy bitterness grows, the mind easily transitions to a broad bitterness of roast. Kahlua spice rounds the late palate with hints of campfire wafting about.

Full bodied and richly textured, a late palate of scorched cream extends into an earthen roast of rye, dried oak and toast char, soothed by bitter chocolate and cream deep into an indefinite roasty finish. A prickle of alcohol balances the cream for a beer that would be a perfect complement to smoked brisket.

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Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickandToni
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great designed can of beer. Caught my eye. The owner of Carmine Street Beers "Cracked one open today" and he felt was a very approachable milk stout.

L: Cherry Cola blackness
S: Chocolate syrup
T: Easy and definitely approachable. Mild chocolate, plenty of vanilla, some coffee notes but more in the line of Stumptown Hairbender 12 days off roast bringing out the chocolate notes in a well served cortado.
F: Thin melted mocha shake, almost egg cream from an era long gone
O: A winner. will have again. Easy and unpretentious

Impressive, yet playful serving, anchored by an apparent love of brewing

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Photo of rsquared59
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: deep dark brown under a 2" tan foam collar with moderate retention.

S: mild with coffee, chocolate and traces of fruit and grain.

T: has a mild sweetness that accentuates the coffee and chocolate flavors and also brings out some dark fruit. Mild alcohol and a moderate hop bitterness balance the sweetness and prevent the beer from being cloying.

F: The body is medium full, the alcohol mildly warming but not hot and the carbonation is medium.

O: This chocolate and coffee beer is very mellow and well balanced and very easy to repeat.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours midnight black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A roasty and sweet dark malt driven aroma with a scent of chocolate and coffee. Dark roasted barley malt with a scent of milk chocolate, coffee, toast, biscuit, caramel, and slight smoke. Sweet hints of lactose, vanilla,and molasses. Dark fruit hints of fig, raisin, and prune. Also some hints of anise. A very nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty and sweet dark malt driven taste with notes of milk chocolate and coffee. Dark roasted barley malt with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, biscuit, toast, smoke, and caramel. Sweet taste of lactose, vanilla, and molasses. Dark fruit undertones of prune, raisin, and fig. Light notes of anise. Subtle hop bitterness. A really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, silky, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A very good Imperial Milk Stout. Good milk chocolate sweetness balanced by some roast bitterness.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Stamped best before Oct 2018

Appearance - Pours black with cola brown edging and a tan, frothy one-finger width head that displays fair retention before dying down to a thin layer of suds with a slight thickening around the edges.

Smell - The aroma is milk chocolate, mostly, with a touch of roast and some boozy heat.

Taste - Follows the nose. Chocolatey flavor from start to finish, ranging from sweeter milk to bittersweet dark, with a fair amount of roasted malt edge. A touch of dark berry emerges mid-taste and plays off the chocolate and roast. Faint smokey notes as it rounds off into the finish, leaving the aftertaste with a chocolatey slightly smokey and fruity impression.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with light, tingly carbonation. Creamy, almost fluffy texture that drinks easy with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Really solid milk stout that displays just enough roasted edge to keep it from becoming cloying. Having said that, probably not a beer I'd go out of my way to get; good for the style, but milk stouts aren't my thing.

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Photo of Sammy
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ordybill
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is pure black goodness with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and some cocoa. The taste is killer, I really enjoyed the malt flavor.

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Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Dissapointing lacing & head retention

S: Faint cocoa & dark fruit

T: Chocolate, vanilla, dryness, roastyness up front. Chocolate milk flavor big-time once warm, some charred grain notes & dryness as well. some molasess & vanilla as well. Finishes with chocolate, vanilla & dryness, just a hint of woodyness as well

MF: Medium body, pretty firm carbonation

Loved the flavor of this, drank really easy, just needed more body & nose . I would buy this again despite its flaws

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Photo of hophugger
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep dark brown with decent tan head and very little lacing. Aromas fill the nose with sweet milk chocolate with a touch of malt, coffee and alcohol.......This is liquid chocolate, sweet chocolate taste, like chocolate milk and just a smattering of the aforementioned flavors and aromas and a touch of alcohol on the palate, which is not really a bad thing. Also getting a bit of a bourbon presence, which I am sure is just the 8% abv. Very cooling mouth feel and crisp, ever so slightly bitter chocolate on the end. Well done, a great breakfast beer

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