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Lilja's Sasquatch Stout - Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BMoney575 on 02-13-2010

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Photo of TCgoalie
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 4/27/10

I got this beer for two reasons, one - I liked the label. Two - I'm wanting the Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup and this beer has the same name as one of their defensemen, Andreas Lilja. Hoping this is goodluck.

Sasquatch Stout pours black with a small debut of a tan head. This quickly dissipates to nearly nothing which saddens me. I enjoyed seeing the tan head.

I smell a lot of roasted malts and there may be some toffee and chocolate. All of these smells are faint, so it is tough to pick out more.

Not a whole lot going on in this stout. Roasty chocolate malts with a mild bitterness at the end. It is pretty straight forward.

Light mouthfeel with above average carbonation for a stout. The thin feeling is not entirely pleasing.

This stout isn't very interesting making it near session worthy. The flavor that it does have is good, there just isn't enough of it to be interesting.

Photo of danielharper
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black, very opaque, with a thin brown head that soon becomes soapscum. Slight brownish notes towards the bottom of the glass, almost like coffee. Smells sweet, very toasty, lots of caramel and bittersweet chocolate. The aroma is very vigorous, inviting.

Taste is similar, lots of dry roasted character with a pleasant bittersweet chocolate finish and a dry aftertaste. Sweetness and bitterness are almost ridiculously well-balanced, making this a very enjoyable brew. I've had a lot stouts, and this stacks up as one of the better examples I've tried.

Photo of civilizedpsycho
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a jet black color with a nice, big brown head. Looks fantastic.

Smell: Strong roasted malt smell. Yet, it doesn't really smell like coffee or anything. In fact, the alcohol seems mildly noticeable.

Taste: Strong roasted coffee flavor that masks any alcohol that I might have noticed in the aroma. Nice.

Mouthfeel: Good body. Nice texture around the tongue, but could be a bit creamier for my personal taste.

Drinkability: Pretty good. It's not the best stout out there, but it's something that if it were readily available, I could keep a stock of it.

Photo of meatyard
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out an opaque mahogany with just a bit of light around the surface edge. The head is a 1-finger, medium tan color that falls quickly to a solid cover without much in the way of lacing.
The smell is a pleasant, roasted malt and a light cocoa/chocolate note.
The taste is much more of the cocoa/chocolate than in the taste along with dark-roasted, sweet malt.
Mouthfeel is a light medium but creamy with adequate carbonation.
Drinkability: This is a nice, easy drinking stout that is not very high in ABV so that 2-3 glasses would go down well for an evening. It's not a standout, lacking bolder flavor & aroma but it's a very solid stout worth trying if you can find it. Another new brewer in the Philly area.

Photo of Bung
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. A very dark brown pour with a half finger of dark cream foam.
Aroma is nice roast malt and chocolates. Nothing over the top, nothing offensive.

Taste is mild cocoa and roast malt. Hints of caramel and very minute coffee. Finish is just a follow through of the base flavors, maybe just a little anise.

Mouthfeel is mid-light, chalkiness overridden by creaminess, even with the lighter stout body. Lighter, but not watery or even thin feeling really.

A real solid drinkable stout. I'd guess 5.5 or so on the abv. A session stout for sure.

Photo of malty
4.54/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty much an opaque black liquid with cola colored edges. The light tan head is dense and creamy, settling at 1/4".

Very fresh heavily roasted malty nose with sweet cream pinning down the initial whiff. A few swirls from my Ayinger stemmed tulip glass evokes a wonderfully fresh milk chocolate and cafe latte aroma. Also, I smell fresh buttermilk bisquits drenched in honey. This is heavenly.

Wow, the initial flavor is wonderfully leathery and a bit smokey. definitely didn't get that in the nose, but I'm pleasantly surprised by this tasty component. The sweetness I perceived in the nose is still here, but a more bitter and chalky chocolate taste reigns now - another great surprise. Very balanced creamy, smokey, charred, sweet & bitter flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation - very English in feel. Long, flavorful finish.

Drinkability is superb. Lots of flavor but nothing over-the-top or in your face.

The flavor of this stout really hits on many areas of the spectrum. It's got something for everyone, that is, for a standard American Stout. One of the most wonderful smelling stouts I've encountered. I'd love to try this on tap when I'm in Wisconsin this August. Actually, I'll definitely seek this out. A great standard stout that really stands out!

Photo of WakeandBake
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very dark brown to black color pour with a big foamy lasting light tan head , leaving spotty lacing , lively carbonation . Aroma is roasty ,dark chocolate, vanilla, light toffee and faint alcohol notes with a hint of char . Flavor is roasty , lightly sweet , dark chocolate , vanilla , light coffee, cream and charred grain , no bold stand out flavors , quite balanced , medium body for the style , clean , slightly dry mouthfeel , ,short roasty finish keeps you sipping again and again , very drinkable and a quite sessionable Stout , This is the third offering I have had from this brewer and they all seem pretty solid . NIce work Eh .

Photo of BMoney575
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 2-13-10

Pours black with deep red light showing through. Almost no head, just a few off-white bubbles ans super thin lacing.

Smell is roasted malt, a little smoky, subtle aromas of anise and chocolate at the end. Not overly strong, but there's something there.

Taste is very well balanced, strong malt at the beginning that becomes sweet just as the hops even thing out. Very rich, if not overly complex, with light flavors of anise and a hint of woodiness.

Mouthfeel is just right, fits the style and balances lightness and creaminess.

Drinkability is quite good, I wish I knew the abv.

Overall, a great stout, not trying to hard to be extreme.

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Lilja's Sasquatch Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.