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Sugar Shack - Third Street Brewhouse

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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Third Street Brewhouse visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: morimech on 12-16-2012)
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Reviews by zeledonia:
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zeledonia

Minnesota

2.69/5  rDev -25.3%

A new beer from a Minnesota brewery, so I had to try it. Released in the last couple weeks, I believe. Tasted 19 January 2013.

Pours quite dark, nearly black, looking more like an imperial stout than a 6.5% lightweight. One finger of medium-tan head, okay retention, some lacing. Dark brown at the edges, allowing just a bit of light through. Nice color, but light on the head.

Smell is a smooth base stout, which I can't actually tell all that much about, topped with a hunk of wood and a chunk of maple sugar. It's funny, I recently had a small taste of this beer, and found it much more woody. Here I'm getting quite a bit more maple sugar. Not sure if that's variation in my senses, or in the beer. But it certainly feels more maple sugary. I like that dark sweetness, and it's quite a nice complement to the stout.

Taste is thin, woody, and with a bitterness that reminds me of over-steeped tea. The wood blends into nuts, a little like walnut shells, as someone astutely pointed out. Under-sweet, and just weird. I'm not liking this, and I don't know if I'll be finishing the glass. The main issue is that tannic bitterness, which really doesn't work for me. It blends into an over-roasted bitterness, and the combination is a problem.

Mouthfeel is okay. Medium-bodied, slick, medium-low carbonation. A little on the flat side, a little oily. Lasting, though I wish it weren't. Passable.

I'm not digging this beer. The flavor is just odd, and not enjoyable. That, combined with the mouthfeel, makes for a beer that I don't really find myself wanting to drink.

01-20-2013 05:18:00 | More by zeledonia
More User Reviews:
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ryancl

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-07-2014 15:27:28 | More by ryancl
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +14.2%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark blackish brown with a hint of ruby at the bottom. Lots of rising bubbles and a solid three fingers of tan head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fairly sweet dark syrupy aroma. Sweet dark roasted malts with hints of chocolate, dark bread, coffee, milk, caramel, toffee, biscuit, and yeast. The maple syrup is pretty noticeable giving off a chocolate pancake like aroma. Sweet but not overly cloying. Hop presence is pretty light with subtle earthy hints in the background. A pretty decent sweet stout smell.

Taste: Like it smells, a dark syrup driven taste that is sweet but smooth and not overly thick. Sweet maple syrup mixes with dark roasted malts giving notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, cream, milk, and yeast. Literally tastes like liquid pancake with a topping of chocolate. A very subtle earthy presence of hops towards the finish. Pretty solid for a sweet/milk stout.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. Moderately syrupy and slick.

Overall: A pretty good lighter sweet stout. Good use of syrupy maple sweetness that avoids becoming too sweet.

01-22-2013 04:50:53 | More by MattyG85
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-09-2013 01:30:59 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-22-2013 19:38:21 | More by sgttibbs
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optimator705

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-22-2013 23:27:18 | More by optimator705
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.1%

04-06-2013 03:53:43 | More by Hessian257
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kristenrae8

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +20.8%

I've been waiting all week to have this beer. Last night I found some and decided to start my Sunday off with this sweet breakfast beer.

A: Dark as coffee. Short-lived head, low carbonation in pour. Perfect for Sunday breakfast.

S: Sweetness, maple, carmel. It's smells sweeter than any beer I've smelled. But sort of what I expected with a name like Sugar Shack.

T: It's sweet but not as sweet as it smells. There are roasted malts hiding under the maple and hints of timid hops. This would be a good introduction to dark beers for your pal that is leary of them.

M: It's smooth however it's a little thin and pretty low in carbonation. I don't mind that, I'd rather have low carbonation than super fizzy beer.

O: It's another great beer from Third Street. I don't know if you could have two in a row of this particular brew, after trying this beer I had a balanced out my tastebuds with Third Street's Bitter Neighbor and that countered the sweetness. I was unable to find this in a six-pack, but found it in a 12 pack variety sampler.

12-16-2012 22:05:53 | More by kristenrae8
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-09-2013 13:27:33 | More by Bunuelian
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morimech

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

Maple Stout brewed with maple syrup from Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN.

Pours dark brown with just over one finger of head that last for a little while before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Mostly maple syrup in the aroma. More subtle notes of malt with hints of roast, molassas, and caramel.

More rounded flavor. Still plenty of maple syrup upfront, but nice complimentary malt flavors. Could use more roast but hints of mocha and caramel. Some earthyness from hops but bitterness is not quite enough to balance this sweet brew.

A little thin for a stout of this ABV. Nicely carbonated however.

Interesting brew from Third Street. They have brewed another quality beer. Hope they keep up with interesting, modestly priced beers. Sugar Shack would pair well with many foods but as a stand alone beer, too sweet for more than one at a sitting.

12-16-2012 20:39:41 | More by morimech
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-18-2014 15:26:30 | More by tourdot
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mkf629

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

12-22-2013 01:37:23 | More by mkf629
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TooGood

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

03-16-2014 12:42:56 | More by TooGood
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yamar68

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.1%

The darkest single stout I've ever encountered... pitch black with a half finger of khaki brown head that sinks to a thin collar pretty quickly.

Loads of maple, caramel, molasses... very aromatic for the genre. Toffee and leather. Brown ale aromas and sugar.

Dry brown sugar flavors, french toast and dull coffee bean, earthy peat and cola. Unique.

This is pretty damn interesting, not like any other straight up single stout I can think of.

03-31-2013 03:29:30 | More by yamar68
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-28-2013 03:00:35 | More by bigbeers84
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sloany

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-13-2013 22:02:24 | More by sloany
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

12-27-2012 02:56:32 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Trexter103

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

03-20-2013 13:39:36 | More by Trexter103
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-29-2013 01:45:52 | More by FeelinSurley
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-05-2013 22:18:17 | More by PieOhMy
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

12-31-2013 04:26:45 | More by Cramerican
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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-01-2014 01:55:12 | More by Eric908
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

03-09-2014 22:46:12 | More by ygtbsm94
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alelover

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.1%

04-07-2013 01:31:45 | More by alelover
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Dave2234

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-02-2014 01:54:49 | More by Dave2234
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Sugar Shack from Third Street Brewhouse
82 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.