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Founders Cream Of The Rock Milk Stout - Founders Brewing Company

Founders Cream Of The Rock Milk Stout
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87
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheSevenDuffs on 03-12-2012)
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CO2 growler

A - Pours black with two fingers of tan head. Head doesn't last long but leaves a wall of lacing behind.

S - Chocolate malt, some cream, and a bit of coffee. Straightforward but quite nice.

T - Initial taste is creamy coffee and chocolate. Roastes malts come in later, leading to a semi-dry finish with a slight bitterness. Quite tasty.

M - Light creamy mouthfeel with a semi-roasty bitterness.

O - Enjoyable easy drinking stout with an interesting enough flavor profile to make me want to have another. Another great example of Founders doing "small" stouts just as well as they do the big ones.

Serving type: growler

04-23-2012 01:19:12 | More by warnerry
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Makisupajoey

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark with a nice head. Lacing stayed on glass entire session.
S: Weak, but not bad.
T: Slight bite at first then smoothes out real nice
M: Creamy, easy to drink

Had on tap at the Founders Brewery. If I was able to drink more than 2 beers I'd drink another, however moving on to try another.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-28-2013 17:12:54 | More by Makisupajoey
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: solid creamy head at about a half a finger. Pitch black color in the glass. Rich creamy lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: pretty subdued overall. Milk chocolate and sweet dairy greet the nose. Light to medium bodied roasted malt present. Cream and pleasantly light.

Taste: tons of flavor packed and into this light stout. A chocolate, light coffee, and chewy toffee body bring the drinker in. The body And finish is solid malt and slightly burnt oak. Easy going, a great summer stout.

Mouth feel: medium bodied with a great balance.

Overall: one of the better milk stouts I have had. So smooth going down but has a ton of awesome complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2013 20:19:09 | More by KFBR392
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Dave_in_GR

Michigan

4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Founders, review is from notes.

Appearance was dark brown with a lot of creamy looking head.

Smell dominated by dark roasted malts and creamy chocolate.

Taste is really interesting, coffee and chocolate flavors up front followed by the creamy sweetness of the milk sugar. Sweet but never cloying.

Mouthfeel is great, with the nitro-tap helping keep the milk sugars sweetness in check.

Overall a really nice milk stout - I probably like Founders' oatmeal stout more, but this was a nice find during the summer.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-16-2013 22:26:48 | More by Dave_in_GR
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Creamiest head I've ever seen. Looks epic.
S: Smells creamy and roasty.
T: One of the best tasting beers I've ever had. A great balance between sweet, roasty, smooth. The milk flavor really comes through and works with the other more characteristic stout like flavors.
M: Sits with the perfect amount of bubbles and has a nice sweet linger. The body of this is really light through which left me wanting.

Overall another great beer from founders. Get it for sure!

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2012 17:26:11 | More by Jamesthebrit
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JDizzle

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the brewery the other day.

Pours farily dark. It's a nitro pour which looks like a sand storm! Smells really nice with chocolate and roasted malt. Taste of sweet and bitter coffee notes. Has a nice sweetness that makes it ultra-drinkable. This is a great milk stout that they should bottle. It went down way too easy. A great session stout I hope they keep around from time to time.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2012 22:18:58 | More by JDizzle
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent example of a true "milk stout" enjoyed at the bar attached to the brewery. This beer is beautiful to look at, almost black with an amazingly creamy coffee-coloured head and lacing down the entire glass.

Very nice aroma of roasted dark chocolate malts and milky sugars. The flavour has the sweetness of the caramelized malts with intense coffee notes. The finish ends surprisingly dry, although the milky sweetness lingers for some time prior to the true ending.

Milk stouts aren't my favourite genre, but believe this to be a very good example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2012 21:57:29 | More by hopsolutely
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nitro tap pint at brewery.

A- Pitch black pour with a monsterous tan head. Lacing is excellent.

S- Roast with a light char. Milk chocolate and that's about it. Simple as it comes.

T- Nice roast, chocolate and chocolate milk with a touch of char.

M- Silky, creamy and excellent.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-02-2012 01:02:11 | More by korguy123
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MichPaul

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

*From notes. Beer tried-3/7/2012 On Tap at Founders
This is the first ever “Milk” or “Cream” style stout I’ve ever tried and to me it’s just OK. It is a good “Stout”, but I guess I have been spoiled by some of the GREATS that Founders has to offer.
L-The look is the typical black look that most any stout has, but with a HUGE head. I would have had to wait about 5 to 10 mins for it to die down completely. I couldn’t wait so I dove in.
S-Not much smell really to speak of, not that really jumps out at you anyway.
T-The taste isn’t bad, but as I said above, I am a lover of both Breakfast and Imperial Stout’s both of which have so much flavor. This pales in comparison, so it leaves me a little disappointed. Still a nice, low ABV, stout.
F-As far as Mouthfeel goes, it seems a little flat, but seems MOST stouts seem to be that way, so it doesn’t really bother me even though I love high carbonation.
O-Overall, personally, I’m not real impressed with this stout. I guess it’s more for those that like the low ABV/light taste and that’s not me.

Serving type: on-tap

03-24-2012 01:13:35 | More by MichPaul
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Founders.

A - Poured black with one finger of thick white head. Appears to be nitro.

S- Bitter dark roasted coafee accompanied by a slight sweetness.

T - Bitter coffee, roasted malts, sweet mlk chocolate and a nice bitter finish. A well made milk stout.

M - Medium body. Smooth. Light carbonation.

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-12-2012 13:41:03 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Founders Cream Of The Rock Milk Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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