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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
82
good

155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | 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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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.59/5  rDev -0.8%

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!

02-25-2014 02:50:39 | More by biegaman
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-19-2014 23:20:29 | More by brutusmuktuk
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-15-2014 01:42:02 | More by MDDMD
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Dshep1340

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-06-2014 01:01:02 | More by Dshep1340
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JVoyager

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-29-2014 23:55:08 | More by JVoyager
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Auslander

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-27-2014 15:25:42 | More by Auslander
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-25-2014 03:57:17 | More by zekeman17
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linnymtu

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-25-2014 02:40:34 | More by linnymtu
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MiWolfman

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-19-2014 01:02:26 | More by MiWolfman
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-14-2014 15:42:29 | More by tommy5
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-07-2014 00:47:59 | More by fredmugs
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Trent

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-05-2014 02:40:46 | More by Trent
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rjcoy06

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24%

12-21-2013 23:48:57 | More by rjcoy06
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camartin27

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-14-2013 20:13:54 | More by camartin27
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leadahmer

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-12-2013 05:19:31 | More by leadahmer
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev -24.6%

A-Pours a dark brown. Thin, watery body is evident by the pour and how it rests in the glass. A condensed, creamy head with speckles of lacing.

S-Very dull. A bit off, too. Like powdered Ovaltine. Not much roast; not much of anything besides that suspicious powdery chocolate note.

T-The flavor is light but still manages to be unappealing. Powdery chocolate and lactose with a slight metallic twang.

M-Light but creamy. Body is too thin. Bubbles are mild.

O/D-Did not enjoy this one.

12-06-2013 02:00:34 | More by VelvetExtract
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Gemini6

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-05-2013 08:05:15 | More by Gemini6
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PaulyB83

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-02-2013 05:07:03 | More by PaulyB83
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chewy6935

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-30-2013 02:20:30 | More by chewy6935
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-25-2013 02:59:01 | More by Danielr26
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-24-2013 01:03:40 | More by beernads
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Mattsk1

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-20-2013 20:17:36 | More by Mattsk1
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Drk93TT

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

11-16-2013 00:50:44 | More by Drk93TT
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

11-05-2013 00:01:29 | More by chinchill
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-02-2013 16:57:00 | More by Hopstout
Rochester Mills Milk Shake Stout from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.