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Millstream Back Road Stout - Millstream Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

265 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Millstream Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The 'oatmeal' in the name is due the 5% oatmeal in the the grist of this brew. Oats give beer a real thick mouthfeel, something definitely desirable in a stout! Black malt and roasted barley give the beer its color, and coffee-like flavors. If you like thick full-bodied & smooth stout, this beer is for you!

22 IBU

(Beer added by: jt31914 on 06-19-2010)
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3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks, Benny.

This stout is an oily near black, some brown just showing through the thickly dark body. The brown head is small and frothy, compact and strong as it sits at roughly half a finger for most of the duration, making a moderate show of lacing.
This is a sweeter stout, less of the big roast than many and countering most of the dryness. There's a light note of coffee, but coffee with so much creamer it drowns out the bitterness fortunately and the depth and strength less fortunately.
It's pretty tasty but held back just a little. It has a light roast, some coffee flavors, even a note of oats such as don't come out in an oatmeal stout, and cream, but it's not allowed to reach its full depth and potential. Still, I'd definitely have another.
The smoothness the style is known for is achieved in this beer, with little roast coming from dryness but having enough heft and just enough of a drier aspect to give it the balance and character it needs.

Brenden, Jul 02, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black body with a rich, tan head. Coffee, charred grain, and chocolate in the aroma. The taste reflects the aroma with the addition of bitter black walnut and hazelnut and a very faint vanilla presence; terse hop bitterness. Medium-heavy feel; slick and oily with a semi-dry finish.

This felt more like a dry stout to me. It's packed with dark, welcoming warmth. Plenty of roasted character in the smell and taste and it finishes with a complex offering of delicate malt sweetness and dry hop bitterness and feel. Very nicely done.

beergoot, Jun 07, 2014
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Millstream Back Road Stout from Millstream Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.