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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A robust Irish style oatmeal stout with distinct roast chocolate notes and a creamy smooth finish.The German immigrants who founded Milwaukee's first big breweries brought over more from their homeland than a love of great beer: they brought their zest for life and friendly competition. Area brewers would gather regularly for a game of Sheepshead which would develop from a friendly after-work card game into a late night of skill and nerve, full of tense moments, shouting, laughter, and, of course, great beer. Gesundheit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2371) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2011
On tap at the Grafton location. Pours an opaque black color with a big tan head that has great retention. The aroma was moderate in strength with some roasted grains and a bit of chocolate. The flavor was true to the aroma with more well roasted grains, chocolate, hint of sweetened coffee and dirt. The palate was full and creamy with soft carbonation. Finished long and dry. Overall: Very nice stout, and I love the name "Sheepshead" is a regional card game that the locals all play (me included).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap. A pretty basic stout with a bit of the sweet side added to it. It is a dark brownish black and is very smoothe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
On tap on nitro at brew pub, pours a very dark color with a creamy head, the aroma has great dark malt notes, chocolate and cofee, the flavor has a big chocolate flavor and a creamy finish, pretty darn impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2010
On tap at brewpub, on nitro. Deep brown/black pour with tan head, aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste up front is big chocolate, coffee, some biscuit in the middle leading to roasted, bitter malt finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Very nice brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Tasted 8/15/10. Sampler from the Brewpub. Dark with an opaque brown hue. Thick ring of khaki head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and mild cocoa. Good nose! Medium to full bodied with a ton of dark chocolate in the flavor category. Followed by a good blast of coffee. Toasty with a great burnt malt flavor. Good body and a great roast! Toasty and dry. The chocolate aspect dominates the palate, but the other flavors really contribute to enhance the overall superb palate! Solid stout!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2010
On tap at the Milwaukee Ale House in Grafton. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a thick creamy nitro formed head that lasts for a long time. Aroma of heavily roasted malts, coffee and oatmeal. Taste of roasted malts comprised of chocolate and coffee flavors. The sweetness of the oatmeal comes through and the finish is a nice balance of residual sweetness and roasted malt bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2010
aroma is filthy, rich java, old dirty coffee cups. pleasant despite expected meaning of my simile. appearance is opaque, heavy ring of foam with nice oil slick head as well. flavor is dirty java, good oats. turns bitter in time killing with little cocoa exists and java departs. mouthfeel is a bit thin and slippery for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Dark, thin brown, beige cover. Aroma is chocolate, roast. Taste is creamy, chocolate, coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2009
I am not sure what the big deal is with this ordinary stout. Black with a small layer of foram. Aroma is heavily roasted malt, with light traces of coffee and oatmeal, with burnt popcorn. Flavor is of bitter grain also, no perceivable hops. It is drinkable enough, but perhaps they went to far with the malting. Good, full palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Nitro pour. Pours pitch black with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is malty, with some dark roasts. Taste is about the same, but very creamy........nothing really complicated going on, just your no-frills stout.

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