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Mudhouse Stout - Springfield Brewing Company

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Mudhouse Stout
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Springfield Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: utah44 on 04-01-2011)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
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dsauter, Jan 02, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Pint

A-Rich dark black coffee appearance, nice creamy head.

S-Just like it looks esspresso, dark coffee beans, notes of malt.

T&M-Wake up in the morning and pour yourself one, this beer is fantastic, very bold and rich coffee flavor, nice bitter finish seems perfectly balanced to not be overbearing.

D-I wish I could have this in my fridge at all times

SpecialK088, Sep 21, 2008
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

jwmarcum, Feb 15, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From old notes:

Appearance: Deep dark black with a very thin head but nice tan lace.

Smell: Tones of coffee and roasted malt.

Taste: It has a dry black coffee like flavor. There is a bit of bitter sweetness to the flavor like dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Dry and thick with a slight aftertaste.

Overall: It was a nice sit down beer.

MTNboy, Jan 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

clemtiger8202, Nov 21, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle thanks to Ira

Pours a coffee black with a small tan head that recedes to the edge of the glass. Mild lacing on the glass.

Aroma of rich dark roasted malts, espresso, and dark chocolate. Smells like something you could get at Starbucks. Fantastic!

Taste is of dark roasted malts upfront which is quickly washed over by a slightly bitter espresso flavor. Some dark chocolate flavors appear at the end as it finishes slightly dry with a lingering espresso taste.

Medium body, good carbonation.

This is a very nice stout. It's extremely drinkable for such a robust brew. Impressive.

MaltyGoodness, Jul 10, 2006
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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trey Manning - Brewmaster for Springfield B.C. sat by as I drank a sample from tap before taking a six pack home to enjoy. The process of adding the coffee is acomplished with the aid of a large "French Press" made of a barrel. With addition at the last minute before serving/bottling the flavors are fresh and sharp.

If you have tried brewing this style you know the trick is getting the blends of flavors matched to the base beer. Trey finds the mark here as this holds up very well. Beautiful beer with lots of coffee in the aroma. Yeast offer some fruity esters in the middle and mouthfeel and body are very solid. I am sure that this has improved since I last tried in in Feb. '05.

I am considering sending it out to my trading buddies with a bottle of Schlafly's Kaldi Coffee stout. Although a hot toddy is used in Mud Stout it gets the strong fresh coffee flavors similar to Kaldi's cold toddy method.

A well made coffee stout - enjoyable even in the middle of the summer heat.

karst, Jul 29, 2006
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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was the most impressive beer I had at the brewco. The coffee for this is brewed at the MudHouse down the road in Springfield or so I hear.

The beer looks awesome and smells like the best espresso. Tastes the same. If I have any complaint its that it tastes too much like espresso which may be a little one note.

Overall this was a great surprise. Its the best coffee stout I've had.

MarzenMan, Sep 28, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Boone757, Jan 08, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours black and completely opaque with a one inch light brown head. Decent retention and some lacing.

The aroma is pretty nice. A big dose of black coffee. I was suprised to find a bit of hops available as well, almost citrusy.

The taste is good. A nice black coffee flavor dominates, and is slightly bitter. At times it seems like a milky finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Drinkability is high. It's just a great tasting beer, but not the best coffee stout I've had. From the brew co though, this one is impressive.

Goliath, Sep 29, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

DrumKid003, Dec 20, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a six-pack to go at the Restaurant/brewery. They have brewed other stouts, including a Mud Stout classified as an oatmeal stout, but I believe this incarnation is different in style as well as name. Poured into a Mason jar at the appropriate temperature. Color was coal black with a one finger tan head which lingered a bit and then faded to a thin film leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma was of roasted barley, somewhat nutty, and coffee. Taste was rich and full with the coffee dominate, but the malts and hops seemed to be well balanced. A medium body and a thick mouthfeel with a slightly bitter after taste were noted. A lack of sweetness as in many stouts please me as I am not a fan of stouts that are sweet. A very drinkable brew that I would purchase again the next time I drive through Springfield.

utah44, Apr 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Makkake, Nov 24, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours completely opaque with a thick tan head that leaves a patchy lacing.

Smells richly of esspresso and darkly roasted malt. rich and a bit earthy

Tastes of rich malt in the front of the tongue but relieves to a smooth and rich espresso flavor towards the back of the mouth. a hint of maybe toast and hazelnut in the finish. but definitely produces the bitter espresso flavor.

Mouth is heavy and thick, fantastically carbonated and easily drinkable. definitely hasen't lost it's iconic flavor and personality.

naterock, Sep 19, 2008
Mudhouse Stout from Springfield Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.