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Millstream Back Road Stout - Millstream Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

261 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 8
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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eph1291

Iowa

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-05-2013 17:37:18 | More by eph1291
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-03-2013 03:10:07 | More by Kingcurio
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-01-2013 08:51:34 | More by jzlyo
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Ilafan

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-27-2013 23:00:00 | More by Ilafan
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-08-2013 13:38:38 | More by tommyguz
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EROCK75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-18-2013 14:41:33 | More by EROCK75
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redblacks75

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-14-2013 17:05:38 | More by redblacks75
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Beertender01

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -12.1%

A slightly better than average stout.

I've had this in both the bottle and on tap (and also freshly from the brewer's taps). I prefer to avoid the bottle as it can be a totally different experience (one that the brewer could remedy with the purchase of a new bottling machine).

Normally this is a competent little beer that doesn't overwhelm you.
It pours black with a brown head that quickly dissipates.
Chocolate and roasted malts. The taste for fresher batches is more crisp. When the been has sat for a while (in the keg or the bottle), that crispness goes away.

Very drinkable.

03-06-2013 21:54:00 | More by Beertender01
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-16-2013 17:39:44 | More by Mdodge8837
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%

Poured from the tap.

The beer is very dark, almost black in appearance. The smell is very clean and crisp, chocolate, and coffee. The taste is rich, you taste the oats right away, slightly sweet, with a clean roastiness and coffee aftertaste.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

01-22-2013 05:35:40 | More by NilocRellim
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-16-2013 04:07:41 | More by uturn
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Eric908

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

01-13-2013 23:50:58 | More by Eric908
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-10-2013 12:31:04 | More by MN_Beerticker
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DubbelTrubbel

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-07-2013 00:34:16 | More by DubbelTrubbel
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-19-2012 16:28:07 | More by King_KongDCO93
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schoon

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-12-2012 01:16:51 | More by schoon
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

11-04-2012 02:00:43 | More by t0rin0
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312HopBomb

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%

12 oz. bottle served in a 3 Floyds imperial pint.

Black in color with brown highlights and a medium head which falls quicly to a ring. No lacing.

Sweet chocolate and roasted malt aroma is inviting.

Taste of milk chocolate and toffee with mellow roast malt. Mild, not bitter roast but with a good roast taste.

Smooth and creamy mouthfeel is thin to medium with light carbonation creating a very sessionable stout.

Overall a smooth, creamy and mellow brew that is easy to drink. I like this one. My first taste of Millstreet. Great job.

10-24-2012 05:18:59 | More by 312HopBomb
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%

Acquired via trade from cpolking, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short beige head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, a faint touch of hops but also a metallic quality.

T: The taste starts out very creamy with flavors of coffee, chocolate and roasted oats. The malt character is on the thin side for the style but it works well for this particular beer. The hops presence I mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, although there are others in the style that I would choose first, this is still a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

10-13-2012 23:29:24 | More by TheManiacalOne
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waldoiverson

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -16.1%

Tap into nonic

A: dark black, tan head that didn't stick around but that may be the bar's fault. Nice lacing

S: caramel, burnt sugar, cherries, citrus zest

T: sweet with sugary chocolate, moderate cherry flavors and a bit of tannic bitterness. Slight alcohol warmth.

M: medium with some syrupy sensation from
The sugars, medium dry finish

O: sweeter than I'd optimally like but the alcohol moderates. An ok brew.

10-10-2012 22:58:52 | More by waldoiverson
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FrostyJenbaJuice

Iowa

5/5  rDev +34%

10-07-2012 03:51:08 | More by FrostyJenbaJuice
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Handy50322

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-23-2012 03:57:00 | More by Handy50322
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kthing


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-15-2012 18:40:22 | More by kthing
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

08-20-2012 03:40:17 | More by Localdrinklax
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Thompson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-05-2012 07:35:16 | More by Thompson
Millstream Back Road Stout from Millstream Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.