KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012 DrnkMcDermott (3176) - 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 Found my notes from our visit during our 2001 Rt. 66 trip, so this is a little out of date.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.
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 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2008
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 (482) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 15, 2008
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
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 (708) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2007
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 (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2007
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
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
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 (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2003
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.