BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from bottle to glass, very dark brown with a tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Minnesota cold has left my nose a little off, but the aroma smells of coffee, chocolate, and burnt maple right now . Taste follows suit with the nose for the most part. I have had this beer on tap as well, and was considerably better if I remember right. Not bad, but really waiting for 3rd street to wow me, as I really enjoy supporting local breweries.
Trev (1893) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Brown pour with a thin tan head.
aroma is crystilized maple syrup and roasted malt/coffee.
flavour is dark roast malt bitterness which yields to maple syrup sweetness that builds as the brew warms. Bit light on the palate.
Nsanders (487) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep brown with thin head. Aroma is of dry maple syrup, earthy, and celery. Flavor was somehow sweet and dry at the same time. I was excited to order a maple stout, but not as excited to drink it once it came (tap at happy gnome)
Hopshred (7) - - JAN 17, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have really enjoyed the Third Street lineup of beers. The Sugar Shack Maple Stout rivals the Rise to the Top Cream Ale as my favorite beer from this brewery. It is really hard to consider this a stout. It really is more like a straight maple beer of some sort. This beer drinks really light and pairs well with dry handfuls of Cinnamon toast crunch. This beer is also quite cost effective versus purchasing four packs of higher alcohol content stouts. I would say donít go into this beer expecting a stout. It definitely is more of a dessert beer. I would recommend this for anyone looking for something sweet and pretty easy to drink.
MNBeerguy42 (8) - Minneapolis, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head that lightens on side. Aroma is maple but taste is a bit bland, not much maple. Doeant leave a coating in your mouth and could be more pronounced. Ok
TheHOFF43 (1734) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Poura black with tan head. Taste is tooth.hurtingly sweet. Its actually horrible.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, little head, Maple, brown sugar, and malt, toasty and sweet. Very good.
BVery (5978) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Very dark brown pour with a clingy off white head. Nice maple on the aroma and taste. Sweet. Palate is a touch thin but fine.
cards04 (1639) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with tan head. Nice maple aromas. Flavours are dark roasted malts and maple. Not bad.
northropfrye (2144) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím a fan, though Iíve had better maple stouts. A dark pour. Nice sweet maple aroma, though it could be more pronounced. Overall, quite nice.