Rochester Mills Milk Shake Stout - Rochester Mills Beer Co.
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Reviews by biegaman:
3.59/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Milkshake Stout looks more like coffee than a chocolate float; its body is opaque, inky, and most definitely black - not brown. Most significantly, there's no frothy foam atop. What gives? I expected at least some whipped cream but this can't even manage lace; it's so flat as to look oily.
The nose is similar to that of Young's Double Chocolate (high praise) and the like, following in the same vein of biscuity malt, lactose sweetness and milk chocolate flavour. There's a splash of vanilla too. It is pretty much void of any kind of harsh roasted qualities, focusing instead on the milk sugars. It's undoubtedly pleasant (provided you have a sweet tooth).
Indeed, Milkshake Stout has enough sweetness to almost pass for a Foreign/Export stout. The palate is exposed to a great amount of raw sugarcane flavour, enough to make this Michigan brewed beer seem as though it were made in the Caribbean. Further notes of molasses, coffee, and subtle dark rum-like nuances reinforce that impression.
I'm not a fan of CO2 widgets in my cans so I never thought I'd say this, but this stout would benefit from a little nitrogen. The mouthfeel is far too thin and flat; its sweetness, as result, borders on cola-like at times. If you're going to put "milkshake" in the name you best ensure a creamy, thick, frothy texture - otherwise what's the point?
Milkshake Stout isn't likely to bring anyone to the yard - damn right, this is an underwhelming offering for something brewed with lactose and cocoa nibs. Don't get me wrong, the chocolate and milky qualities were spot on - I applaud the brewery for not using any "natural" or artificial flavours, they weren't needed - but the base stout is a total letdown. More malt please!
Serving type: can
02-25-2014 02:50:39 | More by biegaman
More User Reviews:
3.45/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
16 oz can poured into a pint glass.
A: Inky and opaque, more black than brown. Almost no head, quickly receded. Lacing was minimal.
S: Malts and chocolate.
T: A sweet flavor in the front, with a rich malt base. Chocolate stands out, as does a coffee flavor and some smokiness.
M: Medium body, light carbonation. Seems thin, and lacking the kind of robust feel of a stout.
O: An overall decent milk stout, generally true to style. But, the overall unique qualities of the style are subdued, aroma, taste and mouthfeel. Enjoyable to drink.
Serving type: can
07-14-2014 21:25:17 | More by Badger6
3.83/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Undated can at 50 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of chocolate and malt
Head large (5 cm), creamy, light brown, rapidly diminishing to 1.5 mm layer
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor is moderately sweet with marked chocolate flavor with light malt; the sweetness remains but the chocolate quickly dies; no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate is medium, creamy, and softly carbonated
This is an easy drinking pleasant milk stout, actually one of the better ones I’ve tried. You get no bitterness from the malt, just the lactose sweetness.
Serving type: can
05-12-2014 23:13:15 | More by Ozzylizard
Rochester Mills Milk Shake Stout from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.