Rochester Mills Milk Shake Stout - Rochester Mills Beer Co.
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3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
Serving type: can
11-05-2013 00:01:29 | More by chinchill
3.53/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
16 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger foamy tan head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that eventually disappears. Minimal lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, toffee, light coffee, cream, herbal, light floral, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good dark/roasted malt balance; and decent strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, toffee, cream, herbal, light floral and roasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, toffee, cream, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a bit. Good balance of dark/roasted malt, cocoa, and lactose flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid milk stout. Good balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt, cocoa, and lactose flavors; and very smooth to drink. An enjoyable offering.
Serving type: can
11-02-2013 06:03:45 | More by superspak
3.39/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25
Michigan Brewers Guild sample. Pours black with no head whatsoever. Smells of chocolate, lactose, slight bitter roasted grain, but mostly highlighting light chocolate. Taste is light chocolate flavor, but mouthfeel seems a bit thin with the lactose seemingly lacking here. Slight bitterness on the finish that would have been nice had this had some body or sweetness to go along with the chocolate malts. Only okay.
Serving type: on-tap
10-20-2013 22:50:59 | More by BMMillsy
3.4/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
Serving type: can
08-22-2013 00:44:11 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Rochester Mills Milk Shake Stout from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
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