Folklore | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Human history is filled with myths and legends that shape and define our culture. Rituals, celebrations, gatherings.. whatever. One thing that’s for sure, is we enjoy a proper shindig. So let’s get the stories flowing and share a little ’Folklore’. A bracingly deep ale, built dark and rich with an elegantly lean body, accompanied by heady aromas of Belgian yeast, earthy hops and gently kissed by a wisp of smoke.

This beer was formerly known as 25 to One.

Added by oline73 on 02-21-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
456
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
51
For Trade:
2
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Photo of DefenCorps
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at 72 Hours of Belgium. Brewed to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Max's and Stillwater's 1st Anniversary by Brian and Casey

Like the cask version, this is black with a dense off white head with good retention. A little lacing is present as well. Nose has chocolate, roast, light coffee licorice, molasses and fruity yeast. This smells roastier and drier than the cask version. The chocolate is also As it warms up, the nice brown caramel and sugar grows.. The palate opens with a nice fruity sweetness, brown sugar, caramel and molasses. Again, this tastes a little drier, a little roastier than the cask version. Carbonation is on the higher side, lending a mild acidity to the beer. Mildly sweet on the finish, it has a fantastic,creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. Very good stuff, I prefer the cask version though.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer on draft at Churchkey. Beer is black / dark brown with a decent head, some lacing, low carbonation.

Beer smells sweet and roasty, bitter.

Beer is quite bitter but kind of comes off like a Belgian stout. It tastes good and has a strong dry finish. I'd drink it again and look forward to seeing it in bottles.

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Photo of oline73
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at Max's Belgian Beer Fest. It was brewed to commemorate the first anniversary of Stillwater and the 25th anniversary of Max's.

Appearance: Murky dark brown, a little bit of tan head that goes away quickly.

Smell: A nutty malt smell dominates. There is also some mildly sweet brown sugar.

Taste: Again, this one is quite nutty. There is some mild brown sugar sweetness and some bitterness at the end of each sip. The finish is somewhat bitter with a bit of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild to medium carbonation. It is a bit chewy and has a dry finish.

Drinkability: I really like this beer. It reminds me of a nut brown, which I think is a plus. I think it had just the right amount of sweetness and it will only get better if you gave it a little bit of time.

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Folklore from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
3.89 out of 5 based on 456 ratings.
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