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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Sugar Shack Maple Stout is a truly unique brew enhanced with maple syrup harvested at the Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum and Forest. These discerning monks have given us exclusive rights (yep, that means just us) to pair their notorious sweet blend with our perfectly crafted beer. This full bodied stout has subtle but distinct hints of roasted and specialty malts. Its dark appearance is a testament to its robust nature but it is delicately balanced with sweet and hoppy notes to produce a smooth, slightly creamy stout with an insatiable pleasant maple syrup flavor. Welcome to the Sugar Shack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Light head and lacing. On tap. Sweet malty nose. Really light beer that has watery palate with slightly bitter finish. Not really my thing but not terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (663) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a darker brown with a rather small head. Maple syrup dominates the aroma, along with coffee and a burnt, almost smoky aroma. Flavor is primarily the maple part of the syrup, coupled with some burnt toast, coffee, and chocolate. Fairly bitter finish. Rather light mouthfeel--could use some thickening up or something (not very stoutlike, really).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (1962) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nsanders (569) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopshred (7) - - JAN 17, 2013 does not count
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 don’t 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MNBeerguy42 (8) - Minneapolis, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheHOFF43 (1759) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Poura black with tan head. Taste is tooth.hurtingly sweet. Its actually horrible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Dark brown color, little head, Maple, brown sugar, and malt, toasty and sweet. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
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.

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