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Lilja's Sasquatch Stout - Sand Creek Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BMoney575 on 02-13-2010)
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Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 77 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ant880
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

ant880, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of pooogy
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

pooogy, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Stoshua
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Stoshua, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at the Trail Center on the Gunflint Trail.

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a large, light brown colored bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of roasted malt and toffee

T - Good roasted malt flavor with toffee and caramel. Some molasses taste and a touch of pine.

M - It was crisp and fairly smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a nice American Stout with a name the jumps off the menu.

zeff80, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of atoulouk
4/5  rDev +7%

atoulouk, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Couch
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Couch, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of SerialHiker
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served this one closer to a cellar temp

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brown, almost black…dark khaki colored head about an inch thick formed and hung around…(4.5/5)

Smell: Deep, dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, oatmeal…some alcohol heat way in the back…it’s nice but light…there could be more…(3.5/5)

Taste: Much like the nose…a well rounded taste, I feel like we made a stop at all the classic stout flavors: deep roasted, chocolate, nut, coffee, cream and oatmeal…I would say the dark roasted malts and coffee are the most lasting flavors…oatmeal lands a bit heavy in the after taste…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied…Tons of carbonation…a very wet feel on my tongue…somewhat dry in the finish…very nice! (4/5)

Overall: This is a really good beer…tons of robust flavor, a very drinkable…it’s really that simple…highly recommended, I’m definitely gonna get this one again…(4/5)

SerialHiker, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of ironwill54
4/5  rDev +7%

ironwill54, Nov 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

bjohn84, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of FickleBeast
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with two fingers of thick mocha foam. Substantial lacing. Aroma is quite roasty, with some grassy hop flavors present as well.

First sip is roasty, thick, viscous, and just the right amount of sweetness. Substantial hop bitterness in the finish.

This is a very nice stout. Great viscosity, sweetness, but with enough bitterness to balance things out. Awesome mouthfeel as well.

FickleBeast, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of mkennedy119
3/5  rDev -19.8%

mkennedy119, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +27%

tyleeis, Oct 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

djrn2, Oct 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

jdhasse, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

enelson, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of jokemon
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance

Black with a creamy thick head. Light does not really pass through this beer.

Smell

The smell is very pleasant. You can immediately recognize a smooth chocolate aroma with a hint of coffee in the end.

taste

Same as the smell. Chocolate and coffee. There is a little bit of bitterness but not too much, overall is is smooth.

overall this is an enjoyable beer. I would recommend giving it a try if you are in the mood for something new.

edit: I would like to add I very much like their box art!

jokemon, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of cmannes
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

cmannes, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Giggy
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice entertaining label made me try this one. Didn't have high expectations. Pleasantly surprised.

A: Dark brown to black with a slight tan colored head.

S: Nice aroma that stays to the final swallow. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and molasses.

T: Similar to the aroma. Slight bitter or burnt taste.

M: Medium body, mild carbonation, 7.0% alc.

O: Good for an American (Wisconsin) stout

Giggy, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of martyl1000
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Mason lounge, Madison. Fortunate to have the chance to sample thiis on tap. Nice aroma, beautiful opaque appearance, w/ rocky head and permanent lacing. The flavor is a bit disappointing, after the aroma. Mouthfeel is this and somewhat chewy. I'm fairly pleased with this beer.

martyl1000, May 30, 2012
Photo of Brenden
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Brenden, May 25, 2012
Photo of Crundy
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light mocha colored head, Jet black with browning color when held up to the light.

S: Dark roasted malt, Chocolate, caramel, slight molasses aroma and a feint coffee smell

T: heavy molasses and dark roasted coffee flavor, sweet chocolate and caramel flavors as well, kind of a mocha flavor that is heavier on the coffee

M: Dry and smooth, thick and sticky, medium full bodied, pleasant roasted mocha aftertaste

O: This is a great beer, full flavors that really highlight what this beer is made of. Lighter on the ABV for a Stout but that just makes it more drinkable. This is a highly enjoyable stout!

Crundy, Apr 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

jewellrunner, Apr 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

jtierney89, Apr 03, 2012
Lilja's Sasquatch Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.