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Mill Street Cobblestone Stout - Mill Street Brew Pub

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85
very good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
We produce a traditional styled Irish Stout that is served using beer gas to produce that familiar creamy pore. This is the same system that draft Guinness uses. Our black stout has a roasted malt flavour and a hint of toasted walnuts and chocolate in the finish. Select imported hops are used to dry out the finish of this ale.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 10-29-2006)
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Reviews by bryehn:
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4.03/5  rDev +6.3%

Pretty much opaque black with dark ruby around edges. Once the cascade is done, there’s a solid inch of frothy light beige head.

Thick, dark roasted malt aroma, with a grassy tone and hints of chocolate, musty wood and coffee.

The taste has a warm smoky and woody character with a rich roasted malt body. Grain and fruit accents brighten the taste before a solid bitter finish. The dark flavours co-mingle in the aftertaste. Thick, grainy mouthfeel with a pronounced creaminess and little carbonation..

First mass-produced nitro can from a craft brewer in Canada, this is a textbook example of a pub-style stout. It’s rich, satisfying, warm and mellow. The smoke and wood characteristics add a layer of heartiness without being overbearing. I hope to see the local Ottawa favourite Valley Irish Red get canned as well.

bryehn, Nov 06, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

cam477, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

beerhunter13, Nov 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

FadetoBock, Dec 07, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -9.5%

Been a while since I've had this, so it was nice to see it on the shelves, albeit in cans.

Nitro pour. Settles into a dark chocolate - black in colour, impenetrable. Thick tan head, great retention, lots of lacing.

Nose is hard to detect, but you get a bit of roasted malt, coffee, caramel.

Decent stout, nothing spectacular, but a solid canned brew. Roasty malt, coffee, a bit if sweet malt, dry toasted grain finish.

Watery, somewhat creamy, pretty typical for nitro can stuff.

Will probably make a regular appearance in the fridge, though it's nothing spectacular. Just a decent canned stout.

JohnnyBarman, Dec 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

chickenm, Dec 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

basementbrewer, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

djcreepshow, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

MJ63, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%

A full English pint, on nitro-tap at the brewpub in Hogtown.

This beer appears a solid black, with very slight reddish cola basal edges, and one pudgy finger of languid creamy tan head, which leaves some stellar roiling sea-spray lace around the glass as it oh-so-slowly slips away.

It smells of dry chocolate, toasted bready and caramel malt, a faint wheaty graininess, nutty coffee, a soft black fruitiness, and weak earthy, musty hops. The taste is more lightly roasted caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate, ethereal coffee notes, a dark oily nuttiness, a bit of indistinct orchard fruitiness, and some lulling earthy, softly leafy hops.

The carbonation is mild, bordering on ineffectual, the body a decent medium weight, smooth beyond recall, and duly creamy. It finishes with a pleasant drying trend, as per the style, with lingering hints of the cocoa, java, and fruit that were.

A rather decent session stout, with just enough sweetness, not overwhelming, and deftly balanced. Such a pleasant upgrade from Guinness, I just don't know where to start. Oh wait, I just finished.

biboergosum, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of Sammy
2.65/5  rDev -30.1%

on-tap at the new brewpub. A bit of malt aroma, tad of roast. Some sweetness, roast barley. Late kick of coffee and chocolate in mild dose. Kind of a mild Guiness, and no where near the thickness or strength of taste of the American stout I am so used to and fond of. Watery.

Sammy, Oct 29, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

CWVegas, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of beerluvr
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%

Creamy nitro head on the pour, light brown head, dark brown liquid. Roasty malt nose with a nice light smoke aroma with a little mike chocolate. Smooth and light carbonation on the palate with some coffee and chocolate notes albeit light. Not very much bitterness from hops at all. Finishes smooth and with a bitter chocolate/coffee flavor, very easy to drink this in quantity...one of my faves here.

beerluvr, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%

I have enjoyed this on tap several times, but this is my first good chance to review
A - annoyingly the can erupted when I cracked it even though its just been sitting in the fridge undisturbed .... after cleaning up it poured like a good stout should with a pitch black colour and two fingers of creamy head
S - big on roastiness along with some coffee and mild cherry aromas
T - roasty and nutty up front, some espresso bitter flavour, and some whole grain to round it out
M - chewy, creamy smooth, lightly bitter
O - this is rock solid english stout, given the on tap choice of this or Guinness, i'm probably taking a Cobblestone

joemcgrath27, Jan 18, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +9%

This stout is almost black and almost opaque. Ruby highlights shine through the bottom of the glass and the body is more of a very dark brown. Pours with a great cream/light-mocha head and almost looks like it's on nitro-tap...but it's not. Great head retention and lacing. Quite a nice looking stout.

A very bready smelling stout. Smells mostly of whole-wheat bread and yeast with some chocolate, minerals and dark malt. Nice smell but I'd like it to be more powerful.

This kind of reminds me of a (North American) Guinness with some improvements made. The focus is on the bready roasted malt. Bits of chocolate, minerals and coffee grinds appear but aren't featured. Light, earthy hops balance everything out with a subtle bitterness. The flavour is mostly of some smooth, dark roasted malt. No alcohol at 4.2% ABV, obviously. I didn't know it was 4.2% actually, I had assumed it was closer to 5%, not because of any alcohol showing but because of the nice big flavour. Almost no complexity but it seems that's what they were going for. Just a simple, tasty and accessible stout.

Good creamy medium body and a light carbonation. Pretty nice feel, though it could be a little creamier. I'm sure nitro-tap would do the trick. Slightly drying finish, just enough.

I find the Cobblestone Stout to be as smooth as St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout but it isn't as complex or interesting. Extremely drinkable, though, and shows no faults. At 4.2% this would obviously be a great session stout. My second favorite Mill Street so far, behind their Tankhouse Ale.

eat, Apr 13, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Danielr26, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Skwisgaar, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

kirkse, Oct 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

SULLYvin, Mar 06, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

Poured a one finger head with great retention and plenty of lacing ringing the side of the glass throughout. Nearly black with some brown highlights.

Smell is light malt, some hops and coffee notes.

Taste follows the nose with a metallic note. Some dark fruit and bitter hops.

Mouth is on the light side for a stout with some carbonation. Relatively smooth but not creamy.

A beautiful looking stout with an average taste.

Stocean1, Oct 28, 2011
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3.03/5  rDev -20.1%

Can: Poured a black color stout with a huge creamy head with great retention and some lacing. Aroma of faint black chocolate is a bit too light for my taste and probably diminished by the amount of nitro used in this can. Taste is also a bit bland with some light notes of chocolate and some light dry roasted notes. Body is a bit light with great carbonation. The nitro makes for a nice creamy taste but kills also lots of the flavour which isn’t the best of things in this particular case.

Phyl21ca, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%

On tap at Victory Cafe.

Poured a dark black colour with thick white head that stuck around for quite a while.

Nose was somewhat sweet roasted malts.

Taste was roasted malts with a nice toasted flavour to it - almost like some toated pine nuts or something (difficult to pinpoint the toasted flavour exactly but it added such a great element to the beer). Some coffee in the roasted malts, but not enough to suggest that there was an abundant coffee flavour.

Amazing mouthfeel. Thick, smooth, sikly, elegant.

This is one of the best stouts I have had. 4.2% ABV is a little light, but it is probably the most drinkable stout I can think of.

TheSevenDuffs, Jun 08, 2010
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4.08/5  rDev +7.7%

Pours black as night after the cascading subsides. A creamy cream colored head of about two fingers adorns. Retention is epic. The aroma is slightly toasty with a roasted malt note and light sweet chocolate. Taste is roasted and toasty, some bread crusts, light bakers cocoa. The feel is excellent. It's creamy, rich, with a full feeling body. Goes down smooth and clean.

This is a great, sessionable stout and one of the best I've had from a nitro-can. I'd pound these during football games in a heartbeat!

EgadBananas, Dec 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ThinkAgain, Mar 06, 2012
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Mill Street Cobblestone Stout from Mill Street Brew Pub
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