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Stillwater / Mikkeller Rauchstar | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Scandinavian smoked ale brewed with applewood smoked malt and loads of resinous hops.. like a heavy metal BBQ in a pine forest.

Added by Thorpe429 on 10-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
58
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
18.46%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's taphouse in Baltimore for Baltimore beer week. Not my favorite.

Beer is dark brown to black and hazy with a tan head of small bubbles, moderate to low carbonation and some lacing on the glass. Looks good.

Aroma is strongly smokey, some sweetness, lots of roast.

Beer is thin and dry, too dry for a Rauch in my opinion. I think it is stylistically fine to make a dry Rauch, many people prefer it but when you do this you leave the drinker with a harsh aftertaste of smoke. This is what happens here. While the beer TASTES fine, the aftertaste really takes my breathe away in a bad way. I come up from each sip gasping for air. It is a good rauch but I won't have it again.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's during the Stillwater event.

Pours a dark, thin brown with an off white head; moderate retention and lacing throughout. Aroma is smoked malt forward with mild chocolate undertones and light ash. Balanced flavor with roast malt more prevalent than the nose with a subtler smoke presence. Medium bodied and a dry, smoky finish.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's during today's Stillwater event. Served in a cervoise.

Pours a very dark brown with a moderate off-white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose brings plenty of smoked malt and a bit of peat. In the background comes chocolate and coffee. The flavor is a bit more balanced with roasted malt and smoke mingling on top of chocolate and coffee. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Dry and roasty throughout. Tasty.

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Stillwater / Mikkeller Rauchstar from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
3.9 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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