Mill Street Cobblestone Stout - Mill Street Brew Pub

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86
very good

174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | 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 slackt
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Corson
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%

440 mL can at 40 degrees into standard pint
Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate
Head small (2 cm), light brown, creamy, lasting
Lacing none
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor mild, roasted malt, hint of chocolate, ending with a roasted malt bitterness; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation and nitrogenation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.75. Final weighted score: 3.625
An easy drinking stout, nothing spectacular about the flavor, just solid.

Photo of Bradym239
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of fostachild
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of MayonakaStout
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mill Street Cobblestone Stout was my introduction to Irish dry stouts that aren't Guinness. Really good but not great, black on the pour with great lacing,kind of ruby at the base of the glass and a long lasting tan head. Lots of caramel, espresso and slight chocolate on the nose with a taste very similar to the smell. Sweet, dry on the finish, slight vanilla on the exhale. Smooth mouthfeel, lightly carbonated and in my opinion a good example of the style. This stout could pair with a variety foods, whether it be braised or grilled red meat to vanilla ice cream. This incredibly drinkable beer should not leave you disappointed.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mattsander
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Devon_
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mjacquard
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of MJ63
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 440mL nitro can into a pint glass.

Appearance: very dark brown hue with plenty of murk and a thick finger of creamy dark-tan head. Quite attractive.

Smell: rich and chocolatey with some bitter malt undertones. Way more chocolatey than I think of an Irish dry stout being, but I really rather like it.

Taste: very traditional Irish stout flavor with elements of roasted malt and a nice chocolatey taste, but not overwhelmingly so. It is maybe a little sweet for the style, but perhaps more likeable for it.

Mouthfeel: smooth and creamy, although maybe with not as much body as there should be. Nitro-cans rarely impress me in this regard. Still, not bad.

Overall: I like this beer quite a lot -- if I had it here in the U.S., I could see myself drinking it often.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Eric_Standard
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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

Photo of Scrylol
3.09/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of BuckyBeerBeaver
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of mick303
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Mill Street Cobblestone Stout from Mill Street Brew Pub
86 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.