Jaded (Import Series Vol. 3) | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

Jaded (Import Series Vol. 3)Jaded (Import Series Vol. 3)
BA SCORE
4.03/5
145 Ratings
Jaded (Import Series Vol. 3)Jaded (Import Series Vol. 3)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with good friend, Urbain Coutteau of De Struise Brouwers. Urbain describes this work as "Dark chess-nut coloured ale with a nice steady off-white head. Aroma is all about finesse, loads of blossoms and spring flowers. The mouth-feel is refined, playful and complex with Saison like peppery flavours. Soft nutty after taste with a bite."

Added by beerpirates on 02-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
145
pDev:
10.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
17
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of Ctbibleandbeerman
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cool cellared 12 oz bottle. Some sediment left in the bottle.
Pours hazy dark reddish-brown with a fine looking tan head that has moderate retention but leaves excellent lacing.
Rich flavor that's a bit boozy. Hints of dried plums, dates and fruit-bread.
Pleasing aroma with a hint of the 9% ABV,
Medium-full body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I purchased this bottle at Beer Store Malvern, enjoyed chilled in a goblet

The color is medium brown with light tan head and spotty lace sticks with a fine bead. The smell has a fruity scent with dark malt in aroma and light sweet nutty odor and mild yeast ester with a gentler herbal accent. The feel is smooth with sweet and dense body with medium carbonation and light nuttiness with slight accent of earthen dry qualities in the warming finish.

The taste is very good with nicely balance malt sweetness with a date and light nutty taste with herbal flavor and some vanilla with caramel and toffee mid palate. The herbal taste could be hops with mild yeast adding stone fruit qualities with a mild amount of alcohol as it finishes with a tea-like (black)floral and roasted yet astringent flavor. This is a good dark strong Belgian ale which is very drinkable considering it is 10%, it doesn't have any alcohol taste to speak of.

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Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RPM3334
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateF90
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of luvtotri140
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Pours a dark amber color.
Alot going on ,strong floral notes with hints of fruit and a strong booze taste to wash it all down
interesting beer but not my thing .

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of KnowYourCraft
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mscudder
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.35/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful dark honey, malty color with a nice head and plenty of retention.

Aroma is complex and heavy. Sweet, with hints of the florals being overshadowed by dark fruits, maltiness, and molasses.

Taste is sweet, with dark notes of sugar plums, mollases, and some hints of the floral additions. A malty, sweet and strong brew. The alcohol is very noticeable. A big beer, to be sure.

mouthfeel is sticky and heavy. It's a big beer and not for the faint of heart.

Overall, not my favorite. An interesting brew with much complexity, but a big beer with a high alcohol presence that is not very well hidden. A bit overwhelming, especially on the sweetness. However, if you like this style, you will find a wide range of complex flavors and aromas on which to ponder

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Photo of MacQ32
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of paresis
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of starshockey9
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky, dark amber with a thin off-white mousse that dissipates quickly.

S: Aromas of wheat bread, herbs, cider apple, must, spiced pear, roasted nuts, caramel, and raisin are present on the nose, though subtle hints of flowers emerge as the beer warms.

T: Notes of wheat bread, oak, cream, herbs, grass, cider apple, spiced pear, plums, raisins, dates, figs, honey and roasted nuts are underscored by very subtle notes of baking spices, violets, and roses. The finish is warming and syrupy with wheat bread, caramel, nut, honey, cream, herb, and raisin flavors giving way to slightly prickly alcohol.

M: Displaying a fairly full, soft body, this ale is silky, smooth, and somewhat creamy in the mouth. Carbonation is unobtrusive. Alcohol is fairly pronounced, but not really distracting. An easy sipper to be sure.

O: A very solid Belgian strong dark ale with just a little bit of funk to keep it interesting. This is much subtler and more restrained than I was expecting, but it is still a very respectable brew. Stillwater continues to impress me.

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Photo of brentk56
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a murky chestnut with an nice frothy ecru head; quite a few strands of lace remain behind

Smell: Caramel, molasses, Gin-soaked bananas, dates, figs, tobacco and spices

Taste: Layers of malt depth lead off, bringing caramel, molasses and brown sugar; above this base, the fruit flavors mingle, the bananas, dates and figs all mixed together in a Gin cocktail; the finish digs deeper, bringing tobacco and herbal tones that linger in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: While there is tremendous complexity to this brew, I really don't care for the finish; it doesn't taste familiar as a BSDA (and I respect that) but it is not a beer that I enjoyed drinking

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Jaded (Import Series Vol. 3) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 145 ratings
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