Sugar Shack | Third Street Brewhouse

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Sugar ShackSugar Shack

Brewed by:
Third Street Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by morimech on 12-16-2012

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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of MNAle
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown / black, with a 3/4 inch tan head that dissipates quickly, leaving a sticky lacing. Roasted malts with a hint of pine in aroma. Roasted malt initial taste, a bit sweet. This transitions maple bitterness in the finish. Light carbonation. A nice creamy and thick mouth feel. Pretty good overall. Third House brews this with a deft touch. The complex flavors of the malt and maple are in a nice balance. In other words, the maple does not dominate. The sweetness is there, but also controlled to not be overbearing. The finish is just a little bitter and dry.

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Photo of Alex_Sutherland
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Phenomenal beer. Could be just a HAIR sweeter, but the maple flavor still shines. The smell is pretty off putting though.

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Photo of mnredsoxfan69
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I really wanted to like this stout.

It starts with a dark brown body and a 1 finger head of rocky foam that dissolves into a 1/8th inch ring around the edge and moderate lacing along the sides. The smell is roasted malt with light coffee notes. The flavor is solid if unspectacular, roasted malt, low hoppiness and a faint taste of maple bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin for a stout, closer to a schwartzbier or black ale. I wanted more body. Overall, it's a good, not great stout. I've got three more in the fridge that I'll drink, but I won't search it out again.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of GStone899
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Chizzzy
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Sugar Shack is a beer I respect. This is one I can't wait for to come out every year. Insanely drinkable with a great maple taste that does not overwhelm by any means. My favorite Third Street brew by far.

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Photo of dheldman
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of AnalogErik
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of enjambed
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Serving: Fridge temp bottle (undated) poured into hefeweizen glass.

Look: Opaque black with ruby highlights. Moderate pour produces a sizable tan head that settles down to a cap that stays all the way down to the bottom of the glass. Lacing is relatively clingy.

Aroma: Well roasted malts with and a subtle but very apparent undercurrent of sweet 'sticky' (yes it smells sticky) maple syrup, and maybe some vanilla.

Taste: Begins with mostly roasted malts, and a pronounced wooden(?) flavor with a bit of the sweet syrup on the back end. Finish doesn't linger too long, but leaves you wanting another sip.

Feel: Medium, maybe a little on the light side. Finish is dry but not sticky.

Overall: Being from St. John's I was really excited to try this beer! (Yes, the maple syrup is real, and does come from an abbey, but it isn't really harvested by monks anymore, it's mostly students and professors.) I was expecting the maple syrup to be as present in the flavor as it was in the aroma, but I haven't had much experience with beers of this type. The result is a wonderful stout that shows off the maple syrup without letting it steal the show. Those expecting something super sweet and syrupy may be disappointed, but I loved it!

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Photo of oryansirishpub
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Miesbraustout
2/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of FitgerFanatic
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of mpipe
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Tyecko
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bronmatron
2/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of dmadsen
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of billhelm
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of tourdot
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Swordborn
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of phishterrrrrrr88
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of ryancl
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jimmah120
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a date into tulip. given to me by a relative who acquired it in a sampler. review from notes.

dark brown color, small head. smell is sweet creamy maple syrup and malt. taste isn't heavy on maple, but it's there. good mix between the sweet and the roast, but the sweet wins out.

better than i expected

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Photo of TooGood
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Sugar Shack from Third Street Brewhouse
3.78 out of 5 based on 138 ratings.
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