The Staples Mill Brewing Company is in Stillwater, Minnesota. They are a small-batch company, producing ten barrels at a time. They are in downtown Stillwater in the old Isaac Staples Sawmill building. This beer is unfiltered and 5.0% ABV.
The beer pours slightly hazy, and a very deep yellow golden in color. There is a tall quarter-inch of thick foamy white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. The aroma is mainly malty, toasted to nearly burnt. The taste is malty with an abrupt turn into a bitter and tart note, almost medicinal or soapy. There is something not quite right here, either a quality control issue, or the parts just not fitting together into a coherent whole. As I drink more of the beer, I would say not a quality control issue probably, there is just something about this beer that doesn't work, an off-note.