Mudhouse Stout | Springfield Brewing Company

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Mudhouse StoutMudhouse Stout

Brewed by:
Springfield Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MaltyGoodness on 07-10-2006

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 30
Reviews by utah44:
Photo of utah44
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of jaminjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of dsauter
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SpecialK088
4.62/5  rDev +15.2%
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

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Photo of jwmarcum
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of MTNboy
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of clemtiger8202
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of THSdrummer
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Very dark, with a rich, dark khaki head. The head dissipates quite quickly.

Smell: A slight coffee aroma mingles with malts.

Taste: Malts off the bat tangle with coffee, but ultimately take over the flavor. The coffee is lacking to be an overwhelmingly good coffee stout. Fortunately, the taste is still good.

Feel: Not quite as rich or creamy as others I have had. It almost tastes a bit watery, or lacking in a creamy, rich texture that should shine in a smooth stout.

Overall: Glad I was able to pick up this 6-pack on a trip. It was pleasant sipping at best, but I'd reach for other coffee stouts over this one first.

Disclaimer: I really like coffee stouts; however, this one doesn't seem to have the coffee flavor I'm seeking.

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Photo of karst
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of Tone
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, slight sweet malt, hint of pine, lactose, hint of coffee, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of strong roasted malt, sweet malt, lactose, slight pine, hint of alcohol, and coffee. Overall, well blended, coffee and roasted malt make it a little strong and bitter for a traditional milk stout, and a good appearance and feel.

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Photo of MarzenMan
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MickeyHops
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Slayson
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goliath
4.05/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of TippySelenoid
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of DrumKid003
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a really nice beer, but is super thin. The flavor is good, but the thin mouthfeel lends itself to a somewhat watered down taste. It doesn't really pop, but was super easy to drink.

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Photo of Turnspike
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought cold from Mazoo's Liquor , 70 miles from the brewery. Poured into Sam Adams pint glass:

Deep dark brown brew with tan head a finger deep that took 5 minutes to fade, but left nice lacing.

Smell of Espresso, chocolate and malt. Actually reminiscent of the Mudhouse coffee shop's smell itself.

The taste enters as espresso, then fades to dark chocolate. Finishes with just a hint of sweetness that saves you from the bitter finish I expected.

Medium body, slightly creamy.

Very drinkable. As both a beer lover and a coffee fiend, I find this desirable on both fronts. Proud to give this local beer it's 10 review!

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Photo of aratcliffe
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sethberry
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ksedgwick
2.85/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

pours dark with not a lot of head. i really wanted to like this beer, but it just didn't do it for me. overall a bland brew.

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