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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: morimech on 12-16-2012)
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Minnesota

2/5  rDev -44.4%

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Minnesota

2/5  rDev -44.4%

06-30-2014 20:07:03 | More by bronmatron
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Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

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Minnesota

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Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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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
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Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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Minnesota

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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Pennsylvania

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Minnesota

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Kansas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-21-2013 19:17:37 | More by cmannes
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-06-2014 05:50:24 | More by thethinker
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North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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Minnesota

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Minnesota

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Minnesota

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sweemzander

Illinois

3.26/5  rDev -9.4%

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a very dark brown color. Some tan froth and lacing.

(S)- Slightly woody/bark-like with a rustic nuttiness meets some maple sweetness.

(T)- Almost smoky with a woody maple and vanilla sweetness. Very root beer-like only much darker with the subtle roasted qualities of the base stout.

(M)- A smooth carbonation level. A lighter body and mouthfeel even for an american style stout but it has a nice sweetness profile with the added richness of the maple.

(O)- A fun and enjoyable stout with an authentic maple addition that really drives this home for me.

05-06-2013 16:41:07 | More by sweemzander
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.39/5  rDev -5.8%

Appearance: Black, ok head but not very good retention.

Smell: Roasted malt, sweetness--maple syrup.

Taste: Heavily sweetened coffee, almost to the point of cloying sweetness. There's just enough coffee flavor to keep it from going over the edge.

Mouthfeel: Light feel, slick.

Overall: I like sweeter stouts, but this one almost goes too far to the sweet side. The maple is noticeable and an interesting note to this beer. A decent addition to the 3rd street lineup.

02-24-2013 21:46:57 | More by Mdog
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Sugar Shack from Third Street Brewhouse
82 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.