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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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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

CDubbs75, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jas45678 for the can.

Appearance: Pretty close to black with some dark brown at the edges when held to direct light. Small tan collar. What head does form disappears quickly. Minimal carbonation on a relatively thick and smooth pour.

Smell: A healthy dose of roasted barley. Lactose sweetness over a solid roasted and caramelized malt sweetness. Some solid cocoa and dark chocolate with a big milky sweetness. Very lightly hopped with some grass and citrus. A bit of mineral and bitter baker's chocolate. Warming his the lactose sweetness.

Taste: Bitter nibs and milky sweetness. Small hint of stale coffee bean soon the finish. Roasted barley in abundance. A touch if char in the back. Roasted and caramel sweetness. Caramelized malts. Lactose adds a nice compliment to the big roasted profile. Build roasted bitterness. Pushes some more ash as well. Sweetness balances surprisingly well. Dark chocolate and cocoa in abundance. Finishes like a malted milk ball thrown in ice cream.

Mouthfeel: Silky up front, but gets a bit rougher around the edges as it warms. Slightly above average carbonation. A bit of lingering roast. Medium body.

Overall: A few boys will come to the yard.

Solid. Not exciting, but pretty spot on for the style. Loses a little as it warms, but it's high on charm. Bonus point for the 16oz can.

Goblinmunkey7, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

johnny29er, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Jas45678
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Jas45678, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Rons35, Jul 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

smalenberg, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Zuidman, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

s_currie, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

HisBoyElroy, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Scott225, Jul 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

MatterOfOpinion, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

fishmich, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Bigtwin, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Milkshake Stout

Pours a very dark brown with a light tan froth. The lacing on the glass left an intricate web of dried bubbles. The glass shows the beer to be clear, without clouds or sediment.

Aroma of deep roasted malt and chocolate. Reminiscent of the powdered malt flavor of Ovaltine. Chocolate and perhaps a bit of cream, I get milkshake from the aroma, but it would not have been readily apparent if not for its name.

Tangy hops and roasted malt stand out at first in the flavor, giving way to creamy lactose sugar with hints of chocolates. There is a slight mineral touch from hard water. The cocoa flavors are pleasant, but a bit faint. As it warms the chocolate and malt flavor pull through stronger, giving off coffee and nutty flavors.

Full bodied feel, smooth and creamy.

Overall, this is a pretty decent stout of local Michigan origin. "It's all about the water" claims the can, but I think the water was the main drawback. Has a mild metallic touch to it, probably iron rich. Still, the actual beer flavors were more than agreeable. I'd have this again whenever it's available to me, but it's not as amazingly sweet or dessert like as the name would suggest.

Stinkypuss, Jul 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

wtkphoto, Jul 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

sblanton83, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

John_B, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Supergenious, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

kyle86, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

rkf1976, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

3SH33TS, May 30, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

yamar68, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

cb8282, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

TreyIsWilson, May 17, 2013
Rochester Mills Milk Shake Stout from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.