RATINGS: 45   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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Travlr (24274) - 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.

deyholla (11481) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear very dark brown with a chocolate brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of dark grain and a bit of a burnt sugar notes with a touch of underlying maple. Flavor has same dark grains with a light burnt note and dark toffee with a touch of maple through the finish.

BVery (10299) - Plymouth, 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.

bytemesis (8222) - 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.

jackl (8013) - 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.

FROTHINGSLOSH (7670) - 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.

Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottled. Poured near black with a tall, creamy, well-retained dark tan head. The aroma picked up lots of artificially-sweet maple and vanilla over toasty black malts that were quite well buried.. smelled like diabeetus in a glass. The flavor found surprisingly sharp woody/medicinal notes on the tip of the tongue, with the expected sweet maple following.. some coffee and plenty more maple on the tacky, not-that-pleasant finish. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.. this got caught up in a few places on the palate, and didn’t flow well.. meh.

Skyview (5907) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2013
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown colored stout with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates to a film top and thin beige ring. Aroma of chocolate and maple syrup, a hint of molasses, and floral hops. Taste is medium to full bodied, some extra carbonation with flavors of chocolate malt, brown sugar, maple and caramel malt. Finish is semi-sweet, some extra chocolate and brown sugar malt aftertaste with a short spice hop profile.

badgerben (5112) - 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.

Homer321 (5006) - 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.

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