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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Nice dark color with silky foamy head. The maple flavor is delicious and well-balanced with malt. I’m very happy that I gave this beer a try.

4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MNAle (49) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Dark brown / black, with a 3/4 inch tan head that dissipates quickly, leaving a sticky lacing. Roasted malts with a hint of pine in aroma. Roasted malt initial taste, a bit sweet. This transitions maple bitterness in the finish. Light carbonation. A nice creamy and thick mouth feel. Pretty good overall. Third House brews this with a deft touch. The complex flavors of the malt and maple are in a nice balance. In other words, the maple does not dominate. The sweetness is there, but also controlled to not be overbearing. The finish is just a little bitter and dry.

3.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5245) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerKurve (512) - - MAR 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 Dark Brown with a filmy brown head, No lacing. Picking up on some strong maple & chocolate notes in the nose. Flavor is very quite roasty with maple, chocolate, and burnt malts; Aftertaste has a sweet maple flavor to it. Body is light, creamy and lightly carbonated. Decent stout overall but could’ve had a stronger overall flavor. Pretty good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miaku (2) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
The names of Third Streets beers always sound very intriguing. The idea of the maple syrup, in the beer, was what made me want to taste it. It is pretty decent, coming from a brewery that has an okay reputation. It is definitely one of my favorites from Third Street. That being said, the main downfall of this beer is the fact that it is a bit on the sweet and thick side. Sometimes it is a little overwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4564) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maltser85 (333) - 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 isn’t thin, but its not what I was expecting. Very sweet, Sugar Shack indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (541) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Tap at new bohemia. Black with tan head. Good lacing. Roasted aroma but with hops. Soft and slightly oily. Roasted malt and heavy sugar sweetness. Not a great stout, but more my style.


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