It’s the weekend! I’m meeting Katie when she gets out of work tonight and we’re trying a new bar. I have this thing where I get sick of bars very quickly, especially when they don’t have a great beer selection. So, I think I’ve successfully convinced her to try one of the Irish bars in Red Bank. I know that they’re probably not going to have the greatest beer selection, but at least it will be something different. So, another dark beer hailing from the state of Wisconsin.
Style: American Stout
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “As with other animals relegated to the realm of cryptozoology, there is considerable debate. This discourse not only involves the taxonomical classification of Sasquatch, but whether or not such a creature exists at all. Some primatologists have suggested that the beast might be a relic hominid related to the now-extinct Asian hominid, Gigantopithocus. Others have suggested that the creature many not be entirely physical, moving in and out of our three dimensional world through a mechanism like string theory or ley lines. The controversy shows no sign of abating. So, wherever you are trekking, make sure you have a six-pack or two of Lilja’s Sasquatch Stout in your rucksack – because sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. And at the end of the day, when it’s time to relax, there’s one stout that stands clear – you might say head and shoulders above the rest: LILJA’S SASQUATCH STOUT – IF YOU’VE GOT THE BEAST, WE’VE CERTAINLY GOT THE BEER.”
Random: This is one of those beers that I’ve seen around the beer store a lot, but never picked up. That’s one of the things that I like about doing themes. I’m forced to pick up beers that I never would have considered before.
This brew poured with a half a finger of tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. There was no visible carbonation due to the deep black color, but lots of visible sediment floating throughout the brew. That’s a bit different. I let the beer warm up for about 15 minutes to try to get all of the flavors out of it. Once it was warm, I stuck my nose in it. The nose was primarily roasted malts, followed up with some coffee. There was nothing else that was all that exciting to speak of. The taste had a lot of chocolate and roasted malts with a healthy dose of sweetness to it. The coffee that was on the nose was not even a factor on this one taste-wise. The body was pretty thin for a stout with mild carbonation. The finish was quick for the style with a touch of roasted malt. This was a solid beer but nothing amazing.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0