Millstream Back Road Stout - Millstream Brewing Company
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Reviews by bashiba:
3.8/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Had this at the brewery, was served with a thick dark creamy brown with a nice tan head with good retention.
Smell was mostly dark roasted malts with a touch of coffee flavors coming out.
Taste was a nice mix of coffee, hints of bitter chocolate, and a slight sweet creamyness that I really enjoyed.
Mouthfeel was to thin for a beer like this and is the one aspect that holds if back.
Drinkabillity was good, in fact I planned to bring some bottles home with me from the brewere, but unfortanetly they were out at the time.
Serving type: on-tap
07-29-2005 01:54:17 | More by bashiba
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 20:53:31 | More by Brenden
4.39/5 rDev +17.7%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-07-2014 22:08:15 | More by beergoot
Millstream Back Road Stout from Millstream Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.