Lilja's Sasquatch Stout | Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Lilja's Sasquatch StoutLilja's Sasquatch Stout
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Lilja's Sasquatch StoutLilja's Sasquatch Stout

Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BMoney575 on 02-13-2010

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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of Tone
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. One inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of oatmeal, sweet malt, hint of hop, and a hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an an average carbonation level. There is also a slightly strong bitterness. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight oatmeal, and a hint of hop. Overall, a decent brew that is not too complex.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of jwinship83
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no freshness or ABV information drank from a standard pint glass.

A- this one pours out a black body with a rather large beige head on top. the head is quick to fade and leaves behind minuscule spots of lacing.

S- dark roasted malts. almost burnt smelling. some chocolate, mostly dark. coffee at the end.

T- the taste is pretty dark and comes across as almost burnt. lots of dark chocolate and a pretty healthy dose of coffee at the end. a small amount of alcohol comes through as well.

M- medium to full bodied. nice and dry, which seems to be the exception these days.

D- i was pleasantly surprised by this one. i picked it up as a single because i needed one more beer for my mixed six. probably the best offering from sand creek ive ever had.

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Photo of mgbickel
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Perfect Pint glass. Formed s very dense, 3 finger head that receded down to a single finger and left tons of lace behind. The body is dark brown, almost black with lighter, mahogany edges.

The nose is pretty weak, but pleasant. Lots of roasted malts and coffee. Some undertones of dark chocolate and molasses.

The flavor is pretty much right on with the nose but a little stronger. Sweet malts hit the palate first and give way to the roasted characters that finish out the drink. Pretty good, but not very complex.

The mouth feel is on the lighter side for a stout, creamy and oily at the same time with mild carbonation.

Pretty decent brew...I would buy this again if I get the chance. Worth giving a shot.

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Photo of chaz01
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasting size portion at a local beer tasting event. Served in a plastic cup.

A: Dark, rich and black with a small creamy head.

S: Not picking up a lot of aroma in this, just a bit of roasted malts.

T: Has a nice burnt toast flavor and finish from the roasted malts.

M: A bit thin for a stout, but creamy with low carbonation levels.

D: Not a real big sipping beer, but a nice stout to have if you want a couple. Pretty smooth and drinkable

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Photo of BB1313
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a completely random pick up, just a 12 oz bottle. There was no ABV or date labeled. Pours a beautiful dark brown, almost black. The head was nice and the lacing is supurb. Smell is pungent of roasted chocolate and coffee w/ a touch of smoke. Taste is full-flavored, loaded w/ chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is slightly chewy but very smooth. Drinkability is great, very sessionable.

I'm surprised I rated this beer so highly, but the flavors and drinkability are pretty hard to ignore. I do perfer Imperial Stouts, so the chance of me picking this up again is slim, but that definitely doesn't make this a bad beer. I wish I knew the abv, I'm assuming it's somewhere in the 5% range. This was probably the most sessionable stout I've ever had considering the full flavor. Nice beer from a brewery I've never heard of, until now. If you're looking for a stout you can drink a few of and not get sick of, this is it.

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Photo of brownbeer
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of TCgoalie
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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Photo of danielharper
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of civilizedpsycho
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of meatyard
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of Bung
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of malty
4.54/5  rDev +21.7%
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!

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Photo of WakeandBake
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
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 .

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Photo of BMoney575
3.88/5  rDev +4%
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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