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Rochester Mills Milk Shake Stout - Rochester Mills Beer Co.

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Rochester Mills Milk Shake StoutRochester Mills Milk Shake Stout

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BA SCORE
83
good

188 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 8
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rochester Mills Beer Co. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mjohn27603 on 11-10-2002)
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Photo of tectactoe
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a glass. Dark brown, very nearly black with a creamy, beige head that has a grey-ish tint to it. Even from the pour, it looks a little thin for a stout, but looks can be deceiving, so I guess we'll see.

The aroma is packed with lots of milky chocolates, pretty sweet and forthcoming, actually quite a bit more dense than I was really expecting. Nice roasty character, pretty mild and welcoming; good helping of coffee beans which also flow along with the already creamy and sweet characteristic of the beer. There's a balancing dryness that rushes in during the latter half of the beer that helps balance the sweetness a bit, mainly because there isn't much hop or roasted bitterness to do that job.

It hits my palate somewhat creamy but still a bit thin, and more thin than I would expect for a stout of any kind. The flavors, however, are certainly on point. Sweet chocolates, mild roasted malts, light nuttiness - a nice collaboration of flavors from the first sip. As time goes on, the malts get a bit more roasty, but are constantly balanced by the soft blanket of sweetness. Some heavy coffee flavors come in, too, in a "heavy cream, heavy sugar" kind of way.

I speak highly of the coffee here, but chocolate/cocoa is the real star of the show; sweet, milky, creamy, etc.. I'm sounding like a broken record here, but you get the point. Mild roasted bitter twinge near the end, and though this beer is all about the sweetness, it remains soft and manageable, never coming close to cloying or off-putting. Medium carbonation, light bodied and thin.

Very surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. It was pretty damn tasty, soft and silky sweetness through and through with a nice helping of cocoa and a little bit of coffee and roasted malt bringing up the rear. I don't know if I'd actively seek this one out again, but for the right price, I'd definitely pick more up.

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Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can served in a snifter.

Pours is a deep dark brown, opaque in the glass, with a tan head that has limited size and retention but leaves decent lacing.

Aroma: sweet malts and chocolate

Flavor: lightly and appropriately sweet, with a richer and darker malt base than I would have guessed from the smell alone. Finishes with a hint of spices, then leaves an aftertaste with traces of smoke and coffee. True to style but not quite as robust as I'd like.

Feel: medium-full body; medium-light carbonation.

O: a satisfying milk stout in a can.

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3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm gonna try this one on for size, even though Alextricity doesn't approve. (risky, I know)

Sure does pour nicely. Dark chocolate brown body with a frothy pale khaki head.

Dat lactose. Plentiful creamy sugar... it's got that lactic sweetness that you'd expect from any basic milk stout. Think Left Hand.

It drinks fine... the powdery cocoa flavors are overwhelmed by metallic brown ale notes and lactose. Consistency is nice, appropriate for the flavor profile. But I can't see myself drinking more than one of these bad boys.

This ain't no 79 cent Frosty, but this dog'll hunt.

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Rochester Mills Milk Shake Stout from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.