Lilja's Sasquatch Stout - Sand Creek Brewing Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
3.98/5 rDev +6.4%
Poured from 12oz bottle. Thanks to VinnieVanGogh for this one.
A- Pours a deep black color with hints of a light red hue on the edges of the glass. One finger mocha colored head shows great retention. Long thick sticky streaks of lace everywhere on the sides of the glass.
S- I keep getting a nice smoke presence in the front of the aroma. Bitter baker's chocolate in the front half of the aroma makes more of a appearance than the roasted malts which play secondary hints. Light notes of vanilla toward the ending of the aroma. Second half of the nose is more of a bitter chocolate and cream blend. This reminds me more of a milk/sweet stout more than anything else.
T- Roasted malts come in the front of the beer with a light hint of smoke. I don't know if it is suppose to be there but it works really well with the beer as far as I can tell. Chocolate in the front half of the beer as well comes in a bitter form. Caramel malts show up in the middle of the beer off setting a little of the bitter tones to this beer. Backend of the beer shows a lot coffee flavor blended with light burnt beans. A nice underlying vanilla hint here and there go well with a lingering chocolate/coffee ending. The alcohol is lightly present but never gains strength overall.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Bitter chocolate and coffee roast is left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly light alcohol, roasted coffee, and light vanilla and chocolate hints. Flavors are blended well although not to the style as labeled...I would have went with more of a milk/sweet stout label for it. No off flavors at all when drinking this beer. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.
O- This beer is a nice drinker which one could have a lot of for the lack of alcohol being tasted in the beer. Medium range ABV means while being able to have many it will end up sneaking up on you. I personally thought it could have had a different labeling as it is more of a milk/sweet stout to me. A nice surprise beer that I knew nothing about.
03-24-2011 17:24:58 | More by alleykatking
More User Reviews:
3.3/5 rDev -11.8%
I'm not really sure what to expect from this as there is no style or abv listed on the bottle.
Nearly black with a few russet highlights. Tan foam, decent retention.
Cocoa powder and mild coffee in the nose.
Simple flavors, cocoa with a touch of ash and finishes like a dry Irish stout.
Medium bodied in a sessionable way. I'm just not sure how much I would want of this in a session. Take it or leave it. There will not be a re-purchase in my future. Cool label.
05-06-2010 23:26:01 | More by brownbeer
3.1/5 rDev -17.1%
Poured from bottle into goblet.
Appearance- Deep dark brown, almost black...There are little orange chunks in mine. It looks like the brewer sprinkled orange zest in the batch. Not appealing at all.
Smell- Chocolate and tobacco jump right out. There is orange and a floral pepper note in the back.
Taste- Chocolate and yeast...brown sugar and alcohol hit you secondly.
Mouthfeel- Coats your mouth just like stout should.Nothing really of note here.
Overall- It is a stout of average quality. Not horrible, but certainly not anything impressive. I've made stouts just as good at home.
01-05-2012 22:45:11 | More by frenchblood21
4.05/5 rDev +8.3%
Pours a dark dark black color with a very dark beige/brown head on it. Smell is heavy chocolate and malt with some roastiness coming through. Taste is the same with some bitterness on the backend. Medium-Full bodied beer but still pretty drinkable. Stouts aren't my favorite beer, but this one is pretty good. I could see myself drinking this from time to time.
03-24-2011 23:24:50 | More by richkrull
3.81/5 rDev +1.9%
Pretty rich in the look, this one is completely black, no light coming through whatsoever. It forms a tan head that starts off just over a finger and creamy, but grows to two fingers and is continuously being renewed by a very nice cascade. It remains very creamy but develops some thickness and heaviness to it. Nice patching is left behind.
The nose offers some a mix of cocoa powder and almost milk chocolate, more sweet than bitter as with many stouts. Underneath lies a citrus element. Roast is there, but as a sort of subtext. Barley grains come up from underneath. There's some tang I'm not terribly fond of.
The taste pretty well follows suit, with the barley element pushing to the front and the roast pushing up more than in the aroma. There's almost a hint of peat and smoke. The roast, in fact, goes a little charred and, combined with the sweetness, stops shy of an acrid note. It subsides a bit, but the finish gets, for lack of a better way to express it, salty.
The feel is a pretty heavy medium, a subtle crispness giving way to a smoother sip. While the cascade is there the entire time, the carbonation is still light.
05-25-2012 17:25:10 | More by Brenden
3.2/5 rDev -14.4%
12oz bottle into Bruges tulip.
A: Pours a tan mat of head, with one finger formation and overall retention sinks thought the glass. The body is a classic deep black, and lacing is minimal, but present.
S: The aroma sends off chocolate and roasted notes. Lacking in depth and complexity, a fairly standard and sub par aroma.
T/M: The body is thin, with a hint of a black lager texture. The overall taste is not overly complex, but does have some nice attributes to it, the roasted malt is well balanced with the subtle bittering hops and the chocolate/coffee element of the malt does add nice flavor. Nice lingering finish, although not very long, a new element of sweetness does get thrown in.
O: Overall, not a bad beer by any means, but for the style, not something that represents it very well. while the 7%ABV is well hidden and the light character is expressed, this makes for a 'sessionable' Stout.
05-16-2011 14:36:21 | More by GDBEERMAN
3.95/5 rDev +5.6%
The Sasquatch is alive and well. Picked this bottle off the singles shelf at Binny's. The beer pours an opaque black with thin ecru head that is lacing nicely. The scent carries chocolate and hints of espresso. The taste is bolstered by coffee bitterness with some semi sweet chocolate. The mouthfeel is full body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a decent stout, perfect for the colder nights.
04-14-2013 03:10:54 | More by WoodBrew
4.75/5 rDev +27%
Has all the characteristics a good stout should. A dark color, great head, strong roasted flavor with a bitter, dry finish. This one also has a taste of currants and rye bread. Very complex, very interesting, and very delicious. Reminds me both of a milk stout and an imperial stout.
09-05-2011 19:00:02 | More by McNealc31
3.7/5 rDev -1.1%
(A) Pitch black with ample tan colored head. Leaves some lacing.
(S) A lot of roasted character in the nose. Malty and somewhat sweet. Get some coffee in there.
(T) Roasted malt, roasted chocolate malt and black malts. A small hint of brown sugar. Has an oat characteristic to it. Some biscuit and some licorice.
(M) Has a bit of a bitter bite up front. Full body. Smooth finish.
(O) I'm a fan of Sand Creed and I think this was a pretty decent stout. It is nothing out of the ordinary though and nothing ground breaking, but it's a pretty decently made beer.
08-18-2011 00:26:25 | More by cjacobsen
3.7/5 rDev -1.1%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours mostly black in the glass (although there is a touch of ruby coming out along the bottom) with 1 1/2 fingers of stiff mocha head. This retains with a robust 1/2 finger, which throws a big creamy cascade of lacing up on the sides of the glass. The aroma is sticky sweet with chocolate, with coffee and roast giving this a toasty crunch in the nose. Hops are present in the form of leafy and citric accents. I'm also picking up some plastic band-aid smelling off-notes here on the tale-end, which is unfortunately taking me out of this a bit. Shame, as I was really digging it for the most part.
The taste starts with a base of chocolate and toffee sweetness, before a moderately deep wave of roast and coffee character rolls. Hops offer up an earthy bit of green citrus and gritty bitterness before this finishes tangy with an acrid bite from the coffee. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a little bit fuller feeling on the palate, with a sharp creaminess to it that expands the flavors out into the mouth. I'm getting some very light warmth out of this but otherwise it feels easy enough for a bigger bodied beer and stays pretty readily drinkable.
Apart from that phenolic plastic smell in the aroma, I thought that this was pretty decent overall. There was some good richness to the flavors and the drinkibility stayed pretty smooth during the duration of the glass. I would give this another shot down the road.
06-25-2010 16:08:03 | More by Kegatron
3.98/5 rDev +6.4%
Dense black color with two fingers of mocha colored head that had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left on the glass.
Aroma consists of chocolate and a lactose sweetness. Roasted malt seems to be missing in this stout. Smells more like a sweet/milk stout.
After tasting the beer I wonder if this beer is in the wrong style category. Slightly sweet with hints of chocolate and lactose. Some bitterness in the finish.
The body is a little thin and just a touch overcarbonated.
I enjoyed this stout. Easy drinking and on the lighter side.
02-21-2011 22:57:48 | More by morimech
3.65/5 rDev -2.4%
Deep brown with and interesting amber-like colored head. Good clarity. Very subtle nose of chocolate and charcoal. Thrown off and surprised by the big chocolate flavor right off the bat. Roasted malt up front. Chocolate and caramel coat the tongue, some astringent asphalt like flavors. Body appears large at first but thins a little on the swallow. Extremely clean finish. Rich flavors. Carbonation breaks flavors apart, not necessarily a bad thing, adds a unique layering effect. Surprising find.
04-03-2012 22:55:33 | More by jtierney89
Lilja's Sasquatch Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
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