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Lilja's Sasquatch Stout - Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Lilja's Sasquatch StoutLilja's Sasquatch Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 78
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:
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(Beer added by: BMoney575 on 02-13-2010)
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Photo of bjohn84
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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.

Photo of mkennedy119
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of jdhasse
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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!

Photo of cmannes
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

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.

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.

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!

Photo of jewellrunner
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of macrosmatic
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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.

Photo of gmfessen
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is black as night with a foamy, tan colored head. Nose is dominated by roasty malt; smoke, burnt chocolate and coffee. Taste is also all malt, slightly smokey and cocoa powder with just enough hops to balance perfectly. Mouthfeel is medium in body with a viscous and creamy smooth carbonation. Overall an enjoyable stout, worth trying and worth going back for again.

Photo of TonyTalon
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of troyvar
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sand Creek Brewing Co.
Lilja's Sasquatch Stout

Pours a deep black color. Solidly brown, large topping of fizzy bubbling foam and some lace shows. Aroma is malty, like Ovaltine, lots of malt and cocoa. In the taste, rich roasted malt flavor with chocolate, mocha and slight licorice notes. Robust and full, little alcohol shows. Hop bitterness is noticeable but not in the forefront. Mostly, coffee, toast, molasses and chocolate are the big players. Mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth and very drinkable. Overall, this is the second time I have had the pleasure of drinking the Sasquatch Stout, and hopefully not the last. Very good stout.

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 13 Dec 2011. Courtesy of R&S (of course), thanks! Served in the 0.4 L Ulmer Munster snifter.

Large brown head. Medium carbonation. Clear very dark brown in color. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malts, burnt sugar and ethanol. Starts a bit charred and burnt, reminiscent of powdered cocoa. Some figs and dark fruit. Roasted malts through the middle, then the finish and aftertaste become a bit sweeter. Medium to light body, light ethanol.

Overall I though it was about average, A liked it a bit more.

Photo of minneapolitanjim
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of rayj212
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Lynn
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Lilja's Sasquatch Stout from Sand Creek Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.