RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrewHaMeister (456) - Wisconsin, USA - 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.

bytemesis (8537) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Tap. Pours clear black, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is odd, not really maple, more sasparilla perhaps? Rooty, woody, yes some maple, cocoa, roast malt. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, a bit weird. Medium body, soft mouthfeel.

Ronritter (768) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Not my favorite style but I did like this one quite a bit, with its sweet smoked aroma with the taste of maple and roasted malt.

jackl (8201) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Keg @ Red Cow 50th. Deep brown pour with a tan head. Nose suggests strong sweet maple and milk chocolate. Brown sugar. Very sweet smelling. Flavor is unsubtle in your face maple and chocolate. Very sweet and sludgy. Full body, oily. Not my thing.

Travlr (25177) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Draft at Red Cow. Clear maroon amber color, thick tan head with solid lacing. Aroma of brown sugar Taste is shockingly sweet burnt brown sugar.

hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured black with a nice brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and maple. Taste is quite sweet (maybe a bit too much), maple, roasted malts and some coffee notes. Interesting but perhaps a bit on sweeter side for my taste.

euniceradio (541) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2015
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours black, small brown head. Aroma of toffee, cocoa, caramel, candi, dark dried fruit. Taste of same with a little cardboard. Finish is semi-dry and good bitter. Mouthfeel is light, mod carb. Not sure where the maple is.

asedzie (830) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Nose is pronounced butterscotch - some diacetyl aroma - beneath there is soy sauce. Flavor is exotic - a kind of toffee coconut. There is also some barley malt flavor in there somewhere. Finish is vanilla with a bit of alcohol. This is exciting for a Minnesota winter (seasonal), a bit like if this part of the world had a baltic porter - a strong somewhat nasty beer (in a good way), that makes sense for this particular place and time/weather (tiempo en el castellano y otros idiomas).

wilnatp (719) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle. Maple in the aroma and taste, but taste is a bit thin. However, this isn’t overpowering like some, thankfully.

Homer321 (5110) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle shared by Dan. Nose is musty, ashy and vegetal. Very offputting. Black with brown highlights. Tastes moderately better with a dried cocoa powder flavor and mouthfeel. Interesting.

Obfuscate (575) - Minneapolis, - MAR 13, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2016 Jet black with a dark khaki head. burnt smells with some maple sweetness also. Different, but not as sweet as I was hoping being a "maple stout". Worth a try.

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