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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Tried tap as part of a beer sampler at the Milwaukee Ale House. Mild coffee aroma, but hard to pick up. Nice black body, with a decent light brown head. Mild bitter coffee flavor, it was decent. An OK medium body, with little carbonation. Overall, it was OK, but nothing special. Iíve had better stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Tap: dark opaque black with big beige head. Aroma is very dry coffee, flavor the same with long lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
On tap at the Milwaukee Ale House Brew Pub. Poured a darker black with red at edges and an averaged sized tan head. Subtle aromas and tastes (on nitro) of chocolate, roasted malts, light oatmeal and very light coffee. Creamy body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Sampled on tap. It poured to a thick, permantly lasting tan rocky/creamy head atop a dark black body. The flavor is like a dry stout. Very dry, malty, grass hops, chocolate. Meek, but good. The aroma is weak, non-existent at most. Light chocolate, light grass hop. Barely there. The palate is rich, full, creamy. Overall, not bad, just not a "big beer".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ahole (38) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Pretty good stout. Very dark, with a stong creamy light brown head. I canít really comment on the smell due to a terrible cold...also my taste senses are slightly dulled, but that didnít keep me from enjoying this one. The was a strong bitter bite that lingered only a few seconds to finish quite dry. Roasted malt and chocolate hit me most. Just thick enough for stout. Best thing is that it is named for one of the best card games that more than 99.9% of the world just doesnít get, and of the select that do, 99.9% of are terrible at it. Learn/master the game, then try the beer again...youíll have a new appreciation for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkane (21) - USA - MAY 19, 2005
Both times Iíve tried this beer, it has been on the sour side. Maybe itís because I get there early and get the first glass of the day. Itís an OK beer. I just wouldnít go out of my way to get one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 19, 2005
This is a solid stout...very dark brown color with a big creamy tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma with a taste to match...it was a great beer for St. Pattyís day accompanied by some great music.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2005
dark in color w/ a thick creamy tan nitro head that laced nicely.scent of light roasted malts and bitter chocolate.. the palate was light creamy a bit dry (dry stout) w/ no carbonation. The flavor was a bit weak, lightly malty.. a touch of oatmeal.. not bad but it felt lacking as a whole.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Dark brown, near black body with a modest light tan head.Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate and touch of malt sweetness. Light to medium body. Mild bourbon notes mingle with roasted malt and a little molasses. Dry finish makes me want more. A mid echelon stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Pours a dark, impenetrable black with foamy tan head. Smells of chocolate, molasses coffee and sweet rich malts. Feels heavy and thick on the tongue with a little bite going down. Savory finish with a coffee-like aftertaste. Good stuff.

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