Millstream Back Road Stout - Millstream Brewing Company
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Reviews by bmike86:
4.05/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I picked up a 6 pack from Hyvee Wine & Spirits in Pella, IA.
Appearance --- dark brownish black, with about a finger and a half of a light brown head, pretty good retention leaving a light lace
Smell --- pleasant smell of chocolate, with a small bit of roasted malt & coffee scents
Taste --- nice blend of sweet and roasted malts, chocolate & coffee, with a minimal amount of hops
Mouth feel --- medium bodied, average carbonation, a bit of creaminess and bitterness
Overall --- I figured I would give this one a shot, and was pleasantly surprised. The smell is fairly strong & extremely nice, leaving me to want a bit more from the taste I felt. I would say this is an above average oatmeal stout that I would recommend to anyone that could possibly find/come across it. Millstream did such a good job with their version of it, that I am now curious about their other offerings. I know what I will keep an eye out for, the next time I visit Iowa.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2012 03:34:56 | More by bmike86
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 256 ratings.