Mill Street Cobblestone Stout - Mill Street Brew Pub
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2.5/5 rDev -34%
Appearance: Poured with two fingers of head that retained quite well, but did not lace. The body is opaque stout black with the barest notes of ruby red. Not a lot to really say here.
Smell: I think I'm catching the barest notes of well roasted malt, but it's very mild and warming doesn't help it's case. There's just so little going on here.
Taste: Awfully tame for a stout, roasted malt is the dominant flavour, with notes of grassy hops near the end with maybe some light coffee notes. That's it, and for a stout I expect something a bit more robust.
Mouthfeel: How on earth, with a nitro can helping out does this end up tasting watery and not creamy? It's like the carbonation is only found it the head, and is completely absent from the body.
Drinkability: This is a stout that drinks like a lager. It's so tame that I'm pounding it back, but not because it's good, but because it's got just enough flavour and it is thirst quenching. A good quality to have in some cases, but not for a stout as the malt doesn't taste well roasted and it's incredibly light bodied.
Final Thoughts: This is a Mill St brew that I looked forward to for the longest time, I tried it on tap once before this and was shocked at what it was. I thought maybe there was something wrong with the tap, but no the nitro can has not fared even remotely better. I'm not quite sure why this beer is so well spoken of.
01-27-2013 01:17:35 | More by TheHammer
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.
10-29-2006 17:57:37 | More by Sammy
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.
11-30-2012 19:48:30 | More by Phyl21ca
3.09/5 rDev -18.5%
Pours a one finger solid thick beige head, lots of lacing, pitch black body. Looks very nice actually.
Coffee, milk chocolate, roasty hot chocolate aromas.
Slight milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate taste. Not very strong. Not very bitter. More on the roasted malty side. Has some sort of weird milk chocolate and sour-ish after taste...
Creamy mouthfeel, decent body, but its a bit watery.
I guess everything`s worth trying once, but for this beer, only once is fine.
04-21-2014 05:51:08 | More by Scrylol
3.18/5 rDev -16.1%
A: Pours a cascading beer and head (on nitro). Head is a solid 1 to 1 1/2 inch thick. Head is creamy and slightly off white. Beer is very very dark and deep mahogany.
S: Chocolate and roasted coffee dominate the nose followed by slight pine.
T: Hints of chocolate and a vague presence of roasted malts. Hops have a bitterness presence. Late in the sip you get more roastiness
M: Thin and low carbonation. A bit too low in my opinion especially that the body is that thin on the palate.
O: This is a safe stout. thin, low carbonation, low IBU, low roastiness, low chocolate, low dryness. More of an introductory stout then something I'd expect of a craft brew.
11-26-2012 01:23:49 | More by Kremlock
3.29/5 rDev -13.2%
From a 440 ml can, nitro-infused. So much so that I've yet to be able to open one of these without it being an explosive gusher--this stuff is under some serious pressure that wants to release as fast and with as much volume as possible. That aside what is left pours out an absolute pitch black opaque mass, impermeable to light, and crowned with a tall tight creamy beige head with excellent retention.
Burnt, roasty, somewhat sour aroma, a bit of espresso hiding beneath it all, along with some neutral sweetness.
Flavour is dry, and after that almost nondescript until it reaches a mild bittersweet finish, with a remarkably clean finish for any type of Stout.
For a nitro pour Stout the mouthfeel is on the thinner side, texture is slippery and watery for the most part, although some silky smoothness at time, while the carbonation itself is rather low.
Entry level for the style, and a little ambivalent in its own right. While the flavour is rather mild, if not completely nondescript for the most part, it is also completely inoffensive as there are no off flavours to complain about either--this is an incredibly clean tasting stout. Will make a good intro into Stouts for the macro crowd worried about "a meal in a glass" or a thick chewy dark beer, as this is neither.
03-17-2013 06:38:42 | More by IronDjinn
3.34/5 rDev -11.9%
Poured from a 440 mL can into a pint glass.
Thick, black appearance. Could not see any light through it. 1 finger of thick, tan head, which lasted several minutes, settling very slowly. Even after a while, there was still a 1/3 inch of head hanging around.
Wonderful smell! Hints of dark berries over some chocolate odours, perhaps some coffee-ish nuttiness, too. Multiple dimensions to the smell -- very inviting!
Taste: Coffee flavours are predominant. In terms of bitterness, this is very mild. Maybe even too mild, for a beer. It's almost like I'm drinking a thickened/creamy, chilled, mild coffee. The taste is also a bit nutty.
Mouthfeel is on the thick side, being very creamy, with almost no detectable carbonation.
Overall, I have to say that, even though dark, less-bitter beers like this are my preference, I find this lacking tang or bitterness. I wouldn't buy this again, given other options available to me, but if this were the only thing on a restaurant menu besides bitter alternatives (Pale Ales, etc.), I'd order it.
12-11-2013 01:06:49 | More by The-Jolly-Imbiber
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.
08-20-2013 20:09:49 | More by beerluvr
3.38/5 rDev -10.8%
From 08/07/13 notes. Poured from a 440ml intro-can into a Guinness pint glass, since that's what this beer was modeled after. Brought back by my GF from the brewpub.
a - Pours a deep brown color, almost black color, with one to two inches of dark tan head and high carbonation evident.
s - Smells of roasted malts, milk chocolate, cream, toasted malts, burnt malts, and light vanilla. Nose is pretty good.
t - Tastes of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, cream, toasted malts, milk, vanilla, milk chocolate, and lightly bitter hops. Decent but light everywhere.
m - Light to medium body moderate carbonation. Body is a bit thin and watery; not as creamy as I would have hoped.
o - Overall a decent irish dry stout but honestly I would just prefer a Guinness. This is almost like a Guinness light; it looks like it but the body is too thin. It smells like it, but the taste is weaker. Next time would probably just go for a Guinness or go for one of their other beers.
08-08-2013 14:53:28 | More by mdfb79
3.41/5 rDev -10%
440ml nitro-can poured into a pint glass. ABV 4.2%.
A - Poured nearly black with a big bubbly chocolate milk coloured head. Foam is ridicously active. Both cans I poured had streaks going down the outside of the glass. A bit messy. Awesome cascading of the foam. Ridiculous retention and plenty of lacing. For looks this is up there with Guinness. A solid 5.
S - Toast, coffee, dark chocolate, some grass. A bit mild overall.
T - Toast, dark chocolate, a hint of smoke, a dash of hops in the finish.
M - Low carbonation, medium-low body, very smooth, very creamy, clean finish.
O - Most nitro-can beers I've had were flat, watery and low flavoured but this one is actually pretty good.
05-20-2013 23:54:29 | More by decimator
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.
12-10-2012 00:48:56 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.45/5 rDev -9%
Arrived a nice dark chocolate brown with two fingers of mocha foam. Aroma was smoky, tangy malt with some dark chocolate/coffee, a little fruit and floral hops. Palate was more chocolate, coffee, some licorice, milk, vanilla, wood, and the slightest hint of berries. Very clean almost astringent finish with some harsh husk and grainy notes but not unpleasant. Good stout for beginners trying something besides Guinness. Same style as the latter and similarly thin-bodied and drinkable, but less tart and more bitter, more complex flavors.
09-08-2013 19:16:38 | More by CalgaryFMC
Mill Street Cobblestone Stout from Mill Street Brew Pub
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