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Mill Street Cobblestone Stout - Mill Street Brew Pub

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BA SCORE
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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Photo of Eric_Standard
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Chocolaty with rich roasted flavours. Deep, rich, creamy, velvety smooth. Very nicely balanced. Quite dark, and rather good. I dig it.

Eric_Standard, May 04, 2014
Photo of Scrylol
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.

Scrylol, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of Danielr26
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Danielr26, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of BuckyBeerBeaver
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%

After reading this beer’s rave reviews, Bucky was looking forward to sampling Mill Street’s Cobblestone Stout (“Cobblestone”) . The beer came in a nitrogen infused 440 ml can with no apparent production or best before date. Cobblestone was 4.2% alcohol by volume.

Cobblestone poured with a beautiful Guinness-like cascade and was an opaque black colour with about 1” of creamy looking beige coloured head when everything settled down. The head eventually faded to about a ¼” collar of foam which remained all through the sampling. For such a long-lived head though, it left surprisingly little lacing down the glass. Overall though, a very good looking beer. Its aroma was fairly subdued…not surprising given the ever-present head, but dark chocolate, coffee and a touch of milk chocolate were noticeable. Cobblestone’s taste was fabulous…a milk chocolate sweetness from the head, followed by dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee with a mild bitterness in the finish. All but the initial milk chocolate sweetness lingered pleasantly as an aftertaste. For me though, despite the wonderful flavours, it’s the mouth feel where Cobblestone falls short. The initial creaminess from the head stands out as a stark contrast to the thin mouth feel of the beer itself. Maybe Mill Street was trying to produce a sessionable stout when they created this beer, but to me it just comes off as ‘stout light’. If not for the somewhat watery mouth feel, Cobblestone could easily have entered Bucky’s Canadian Top 10 list and become one of his ‘go to’ beers. Cobblestone had a very soft carbonation in keeping with what you would expect from a stout. Cobblestone sells for $2.90 per 440 ml can at the time of writing.

BuckyBeerBeaver, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of hunterjames
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

hunterjames, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of KDKid
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

KDKid, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of mick303
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%

From a nitro can into a pint glass, black colour with a thick creamy tan head. Shows good retention and moderate lacing.

S - smoky licorice, roasty malts, espresso, bready caramel malts, notes of dark malts, with some sweetness to it. Fairly classic, not aggressive but a balanced and relatively enticing bouquet.

T - starts with a light and and fruity start, grapes, apples even, then some more coffee and toasty and mildly roast malts. Caramel, bread, orange marmalade, easy and mild body, light bitterness, hints of chocolate. A balanced and traditional take, as a session stout this is pretty solid, not going to be an out of this world experience, but something to have a couple of without trouble. The initial hit of malt is good, it fades a bit in flavour and the roastiness is generally lacking here. I would prefer more assertiveness.

M - light and mild, really low and soft carbonation, an easily quaffable stout. Finish is mild and dry, with some of the dark malt character.

Overall, a balanced dry session stout, hits most of the marks, but the taste is a bit too mild and watery for my tastes. Smell is quite good, but the more I drink of this, the more I yearned for more roastiness and assertive profile. It is balanced and drinkable but I think it could be a little more assertive, think its a bit too friendly, even for the Irish style its going for.

mick303, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Brody1714
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Brody1714, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of CRObighit2
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

CRObighit2, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Sean-Elliott
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Sean-Elliott, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of jrenihan
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%

On tap at the Mill Street location at Pearson Airport, of all places.

Beer is black with a nice cascading effect. Large, light tan head.

Not much of a scent. Could be the nitro delivery or the fact that the beer is still a bit cool. Slight roasted malt scent. Fine but very faint.

Pretty good flavour. Lightly roasted malt, some vanilla and a touch of chocolate. Slightly bitter finish.

The nitro delivery rather dominates the beer. Very creamy, medium bodied and low carbonation.

Overall, really nothing special about this one. Fine but not that enjoyable. I didn't finish the pint.

jrenihan, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Pmicdee
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Pmicdee, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of basementbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

basementbrewer, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Rfrick11
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Rfrick11, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of RevCraig
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

RevCraig, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BigGruntyThirst, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of DamageCase76
4/5  rDev +5.5%

DamageCase76, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Hoppy_McGee
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Jotora
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Jotora, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of LampertLand
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%

Mill St. Brewery 'Cobblestone Stout' Draught @ 4.2% , served from a 440 ml nitro-can purchased for $3.00

A-pour is very 'Guinness' like frothey , dark , & cascading. Leaving a near black in the glass with some crimson red peeking thru a big frothey tan head that is leaving a spotty lace along the pint

S-mild smell of barley

T-dark malts , some smoke/charred barley on the palate

MF-ok/good carbonation , medium body , feels bigger

Ov-so similar to Guinness Draught in a nitro-can , just not in the same class or glass

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of fizzyted
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

fizzyted, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of esto
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

esto, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of AndrewC
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

AndrewC, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Exeter
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Exeter, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of The-Jolly-Imbiber
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.

The-Jolly-Imbiber, Dec 11, 2013
Mill Street Cobblestone Stout from Mill Street Brew Pub
85 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.