Folklore | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
3.87/5
458 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#8,928
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
458
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
50
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 458 |  Reviews: 129
Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danec020
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ommegangpbr
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cocoa carob and caramel. Tastes a little bit like mixing a heavy duty stout with a strong, dark, Belgian ale. Lots of stuff going on on the palate. I would get this again. The label calling this a stout threw me off a little bit but I can dig it.

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Photo of OB1
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Tan head that dissipates quickly. Pours a pitch black.
S- Sweet and a little smoky. Chocolate
T- A little booze on the backend, but mainly smoke and chocolate.
M- Light carb and slick feel
D- A solid stout! Wish I could try their BA version.

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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Deep walnut brown and nearly black body. Quite opaque but a little bit of dark chestnut brown passes through, and with a simple one finger quite dark tanned head on top with a nice little mocha ring. Very nice looking brew.

Real nice deep milk chocolate aroma and small sense of Belgian candi sugar perhaps on the nose. Good chocolate with a nice amount of soft roast body to it as well which definitely seems to hint of stout territory as well. Interesting combination with the Belgian yeast which seems rather clean and not that noticeable and neutral.

Palate definitely seems to push out more fruity yeast components on first sip. Juiced grape and fruit mid component with a mild Belgian sweetness in the mid palate. A bit of milky chocolate washes through with some tight carbonation and almost wine like carbonation and tripel heat. Mild chewy raisin like texture and feel, with same complimenting flavors as well. Fruited Belgian qualities, and some soft chocolate roast stout character in the mix.

What a great interesting brew, not what I was expecting but certainly always glad to have another impressive Stillwater beer around too.

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Photo of eujath1
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moysauce
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is an utterly black beer with a wispy tan head. The aroma has licorice, slight hints of smoke, Belgian yeast, and a bit of roasted malt. Interesting. The taste is moderately sweet, with a bit of candy and phenols. Not bad, but the flavors seem a little muted. Warmth comes late, but is fitting. Full in body and interesting.

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Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of odgw
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shirtless_mike
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wattersmike90
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark fruits stand out on the nose, with plums and ripe cherries most notable. Bitter chocolate and wisps of smoke as well. On the tongue is a rich, slightly acidic coffee bean that yields to milk chocolate sweetness and tart cherries. Hop bitterness is mild and slightly earthy, with a smoked malt and cocoa powder finish. Alcohol is well-hidden. Nice beer.

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Photo of Moose90
3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle

A — Pours a deep ruby brown into the glass. Nicely dark, there is a coffee colored head on-top of it that leaves some lace behind itself.

S — Smells of some lightly roasted malts, but its dominated by a sweet and fruity yeast component, fairly heavy dark fruit aromas dominate the nose.

T — Tastes lightly charred and roasted initially, as it warms it really becomes fruit forward and assertive.

M — Medium bodied, sticky and long finish.

O — Not bad at all, just a little too yeast forward for my liking.

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Photo of mbeerdino21
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SLeffler27
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Exceptionally dark brown (SRM 33-37). The slight, beige head leaves a ring of lace while occasional carbonation emerges from the darkness within the Dogfish Head snifter.

The aroma is super sweet with candied fruit, light floral hops, maraschino cherries and cherry liqueur.


Rum raisin and plum pudding with a surprisingly bitter finish. This one is also surprisingly earthy.

Full-bodied with warm alcohol, a silky texture, and ample carbonation. A tad medicinal.

Folklore pairs well with reading and likely would also pair well with a Charcuterie.

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Photo of ryan33iowa
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: An incredible 3” rocky tan foam cap with a very fine bead mounds up a half an inch over the top of the glass and recedes very slowly. S: Dark fruit and roast, a hint of aftershave, T: Malty kick off with spice, maple, and a hint of anise with chocolate in the aftertaste. Light sweetness with minor hop presence. F: Very creamy soft palate with full body, medium carbonation. O: Drinks like chocolate fruit cup with a light sweetness needs a little more zip – tartness or bitterness – to really go over the top.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Folklore from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 458 ratings
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