Millstream Back Road Stout - Millstream Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.58/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: Big E-Z Cap swig-top brown one liter bottle with no freshness date.
Appearance: Ink black with a sizeable frothy tan head.
Smell: Creamy and sweet ... pretty much what you would get off of an iced cafe latte.
Taste: Silky smooth and held together by a textured medium body. Intermingling roasted and sweet malt flavours ... followed by more silky sweetness. Roasted flavours are a bit restrained though leave a nice bitter bite. Underlying caramel flavour and a coffee like aftertaste wrap up the finish.
Notes: Very drinkable and quite clean ... not your usual over roasted character found in a lot of oatmeal stouts, just good easy drinking. Goes perfect with any kind of chocolate.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2002 12:12:07 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.71/5 rDev -0.3%
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 +18%
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 257 ratings.