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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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 Johnís 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smoothsippin (30) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pours black with a beige head. You can smell the maple, pleasant. Smooth mouthfeel with a little zip as you go to swallow. Slight bitterness to the finish which offsets the sweetness in a balanced way. OK for the style. Would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maltser85 (313) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Basically black beer with a khaki head. Aroma of roast and maple. Taste is roast and molasses, really weak maple. Beer isnít thin, but its not what I was expecting. Very sweet, Sugar Shack indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (601) - CROATIA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle, pours dark amber with a tan head, slight maple aroma, sweet taste with roasted malt and maple, the maple is more subtle, decent beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrewHaMeister (178) - - MAY 10, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark reddish brown with an off-white head and little lacing. Aromas of maple, roasty, caramel, and dough. Flavor is a bit watered down considering the color and aroma. No aftertaste though for those that matters to. Ok beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
From the March 2014 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large fluffy dark tan head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet maple, brown sugar, chocolate and had a malty undertone. The flavor was malty chocolate, brown sugar, maple, faint fruity hops and a touch of wood. Long malty chocolate and maple finish. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (1721) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Thin dark brown pour with not too much head. Really nice malty pancake nose. Taste is a bit muddled - not bad, but dry, lots of roasted malt and a decent amount of hops serve to hide the maple syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (938) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft at walrus. Big imitation maple aroma.. But itís kind of nice. Taste is very sweet, maple sugar, vanilla, heavy roast malt. Itís pretty decent for what it is, but itís sickly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vikingguy (837) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Very dark brown with foamy brown head. Smells like Aunt Jemima drizzled over pancakes. Tastes of roasted malt with a slight sourness. Maple flavoring lends some sweetness...a little artificial but not terrible. Medium bodied. Enjoyable but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
eruizgarcia (223) - - DEC 19, 2013
On tap at the Gnome. A bit disappointing. The flavor is ok, maple, malt and caramel with some smokiness. The palate is too thin, and thereís not enough depth or complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Black color with a medium head. Strong, sweet maple aroma. Rich maple flavor. Tastes like it could veer towards cloyingly sweet, but is actually fairly dry. Light roasted barley. Nutty, almost woodsy. Full body.

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