DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Found my notes from our visit during our 2001 Rt. 66 trip, so this is a little out of date. Yet it's a fine establishment that can use a shout out here. This porter is almost stoutlike in its smoothness and color. Low bitterness when sipping, but it starts to come through in the aftertaste.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an average brown with a nose of deep, fresh coffee grounds. Flavor is typical session coffee grounds and roasted nuts. Average mouthfeel. Meh.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
good shit brown color. Very mild chocolate aroma to it. It was kind of creamy/milky in the body. It was aight, but it didnt pack the punch that i was looking for. Fucking figure it out springfield, try some gonzo and get inspired to make a kick ass porter instead of a session one.
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a deep brown color with white creamy head that lasted throughout. It had a cascading effect that was reminiscent of a Guinness pour, but I found this to be a much better beer. Flavor and aroma was of chocolate, toffee, and roasted malts. Mouthfeel was great. I really enjoyed this beer.
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Springfield Brewing Co. Beautiful dark brown beer with a tremendous creamy, foamy head that lasted until the end with a huge lacing on the glass. Great aroma of malts with a hint of hop presence. Great taste of dark malt, coffee and bitter chocolate with a bit of hop bitterness.. Nice thick, creamy mouthfeel that lets you know this is a substantial beer. I really enjoyed this one.
sethdude (687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a absolute pitch with a medium-tan head that lasts the whole glass. Beutiful lacing. Aroma is very roasty, dark chocolate, dark-roasted coffee, and caramel dominate, slight hop "pepper" Flavor is again coffee, chocolate, tobacco, and a sharp hop contrast about 3/4 of the way through. Mouthfeel is very smooth, though a bit thin. Almost a great beer, but as is, a good beer.
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured from a nitro draft. It was on their black sheep tap which is a rotating tap of their different stouts and porters. Poured a deep dark brown. Toasted notes. Taste of toasted and roasted malts; coffelike. Not at all a bad brew.
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I believe this brew also goes by the name Mueller’s Black Sheep. It as decent. Nothing really note worthy. I tasted more like a black lager to me. A thin, crisp taste, with a medium to high amount of carbonation.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one stood out at the session largely, I'm afraid because it had the most taste and character of the on tap brews. It has a fair amount of roastiness and some other interesting bitters to accompany enough malt to keep my attention. Very pretty too - I'm not sure how they got the Guinness cascade affect - must be the tap.
Indra (2558) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very faint chocolate milk aroma. Nitro cream head, looks nice but obviously fake. Insert lame breast augmentation analogy here. Opaque black-brown color. Cocoa and coffee flavor, quite a bit of roastiness. Starts off chocolatey and sweet but drying out and becoming far more roasty. Low bitterness throughout. I have to think this would be a little better without the dulling effect of nitrogen on flavor, palate and aroma.