Millstream Back Road Stout - Millstream Brewing Company
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Reviews by beerinator:
4/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The label says Stout and Lager. I don't know who to believe.
Appearance: Black, very opaque unless held up to light, hints of reddish brown appear when the light strikes correctly. The head is fairly sturdy and the lacing hangs around well.
Aroma: Black coffee. There is quite a bit of steady roasted character with cake batter mingling into the aroma. Maybe there is some caramel, but most of the flavors are dominated by the burnt roastyness.
Taste: The first sip is quite shocking. The roastyness is very solid here. The burned roast is very much like the flavors expected in a cup of strong coffee. The mouthfeel is thinner than most stouts but this beer seems to have a nice bubbly carbonation. The beer finishes slightly bitter leading to a twinge of pleasant sourness.
Notes: This is a very nice beer. It seems to be a bit thin compared to most stouts, but this may have something to do with the fact that it's supposedly using lager yeast? Regardless of whether it is to style or not, its a very tasty beer. Maybe the lager yeast choices help this beer attain session quality?
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2005 13:44:41 | More by beerinator
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4.21/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Sampling right now on 1/24/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter.
Pours a very dark brown/almost black in color with just a thing beige head seen. Spotty lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is of dark roasted malts, black coffee with a hint of chocolate. The taste is actually even better with the roasted malts/coffee coming right though that ends with a slight chocolate finish. No bitter or harsh finish on this one! Goes down very easy and is very enjoyable to drink.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 23:07:07 | More by BeerWithMike
Millstream Back Road Stout from Millstream Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.