Stillwater Artisanal Of Love & Regret, Import Series Vol. 1
11.2 oz btl
Served in Dogfish Head Signature Glass
Reviewed on 5/10/12
This ale pours a light brackish brown. Thick off-white bubbly head that keeps. Good lacing and carbonation. Lots of particles floating around. On the nose, there's a strong earthy-type smell, with some hops, lemon, herbs and spices, yeast. The taste is lemony, with a touch of spices and other citrus flavors. It's fairly light tasting with earthiness. Definite yeast. As I got closer to the end, yeasty sediment took over and it became harder to drink. The mouthfeel is grainy--I can feel the particles on the tongue. Slightly thinner than expected.
When I opened the bottle, it pretty much exploded, something I wasn't prepared for. It's definitely an interesting earthy-type beer, though as I continued drinking it, I liked it less and less. Perhaps I poured it a bit too vigorously and allowed too much of the sediment to get into my glass. Perhaps I picked up a bottle that had gone bad (I couldn't find a date on it). Perhaps my palate's not ready for this one. Anyway, I wasn't too fond of it, but I'd be willing to give it another go in the future.