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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
On tap @ the brewpub: Poured black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light chocolate. Flavor, chocolate, dry roasted malts, a little on the thin side.

3.4
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2007
Pours dark brown with a red tint and a frothy mocha head. Smells of grain, oats, and chocolate. Taste is mainly of oatmeal and is very faint but in a good way. It is creamy and goes down smooth.

3
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2007
On tap at the Ale House. Poured a lovely shade of deep brown with mahogany highlights.. maintained its creamy caramel head ’til the very end. Aroma was pretty much not there... some coffee and dry milk chocolate, but almost untouchable. Day-old coffee and baker’s chocolate in the flavor... dry and grainy with some woody notes toward the back-end. Medium-bodied with a decent chocolatey finish. Decent at best, and not a very good stout.

3.3
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Opaque black color with thick off white head that laced the glass. Not much in the way of aroma other than light roasted malt. Kind of disappointing to the nose, but made up for by the flavor, a mix of dark chocolate, subdued roasted malt, and cream. Smooth on the tongue with a hint of anise. All in all a pretty good stout.

3.6
Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Sample @ Brewery. Good roasted malt aroma. Black Body with good tan head. Good roasted wood and coffee flavors. Left a dry coco aftertaste.

5
StoutBeerNut (7) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2006 does not count
This beer is simply delicious. It drinks like a meal in itself. There is a hint of coffee, and a roasty, earthy aftertaste with a scent of raisin. This beer had an aroma of cooked oatmeal. I tried this beer for the first time last week at the Milwaukee Ale House and I thought it was the most delicious stout that I ever had. Not grainy at all and smooth beyond belief. I wish I could find this beer in Michigan. Sheepshead Stout is deeply satisfying and rich tasting, a far cry from the common beers that I find in most restaurants.

2.9
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. I’ve had better stouts.

3.2
Styles (2016) - 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.

3.6
hopdog (13191) - 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.

3.4
1FastSTi (3358) - 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".


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