Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Washington, United States
3.78 | pDev: 11.64%
May 10, 2021
Nov 13, 2010
Existent represents the philosophy behind Stillwater Artisanal. We strive to define ourselves through our passion and sincerity while accepting that not all aspects of life are readily explainable. To manifest this ideology we present an ale of intrigue. Deep & dark though deceptively dry, braced by a firm yet smooth bitterness and accented with an earthy hop and mild roast aroma. This is an ale for you to define...
’and if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.’ –Nietzsche
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.09/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.4%. Dark mahogany colour, moderate off-white head. Very malty aroma and flavour, medium sweet, some acidity, notes of caramel, minimal hops.
May 10, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by bobstockwell from Massachusetts

Aug 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a mildly dark brown close to black color with a slim finger-ed foamy to filmy (mildly puffy looking off white color) head. Dissipates at a nice pace. Thin filmy lacing runs around the glass. The smell starts off with sweet dark bready malts with subtle dry milk chocolatey sort of malts. Subtle roast and then a nice spicy little bit of rye. The taste was pretty much the same. Full sweet dark and milk chocolatey sort of sticky flavors come together and then bring in that spiciness nicely. All combines on into the aftertaste and slides on into a slight sticky sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a fair sessionably semi-sticky sort of feel all around. Carbonation rides fairly light. Stickiness is somewhat tame all around. Overall, as a saison of the "dark" quality, I can see it. Probably be better for the winter season as I’d come back to during that time.
Jun 08, 2017
Rated: 2.14 by tfsimpkins from Florida

Mar 20, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Jan 31, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by MAUEX_MFA from Alaska

Jan 03, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by irongator from Kansas

Sep 08, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Jun 03, 2016
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Reviewed by BrownAleBollocks from Kansas

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a deep brown with red highlights and a long lasting fluffy beige head. Aroma is caramel and toffee sweetness, a little bit of dark fruit, and an earthy overtone that has hints of almost gose like acidic tartness. Taste is earth up front, with bittersweet chocolate, and light toffee hints of dark fruit, tartness, and saison spice. Mouthfeel is medium, dry, yet somewhat mouthcoating. Overall, this is a very interesting take on the saison, with some hints of the style, while also having unique attributes that give it a different feel.
Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

May 20, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 26, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Hopstout from Minnesota

Mar 05, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by AMCPhD from Virginia

Feb 29, 2016
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a brown body with one finger khaki head that died slow and left lace patches. Aroma has hints of tartness/funk but is mostly a mish-mash of roasted malts and yeast. Medium bodied beer that flows easy thanks to yeast and balances a yeast (not so much bubblegum) and chocolate sweetness as well as roasted malt presence that gives dry finish. Intermingling with these flavors are minor tastes of funk but not enough to make this a typical funky saison. Not a bad beer but not much shines through other than the chocolate and roasted malts.
Feb 25, 2016
Rated: 3.39 by MGibbons from Maryland

Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by grittybrews from Washington

Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by bb-magic from Florida

Dec 27, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Dec 18, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by xungmound98 from New York

Dec 11, 2015
Existent from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 647 ratings