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Mill Street Cobblestone Stout - Mill Street Brew Pub

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85
very good

145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-11-2014 14:34:41 | More by DamageCase76
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-09-2014 17:23:11 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-08-2014 21:00:54 | More by Jotora
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: nitro-can

12-24-2013 21:13:28 | More by LampertLand
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-17-2013 12:20:44 | More by fizzyted
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esto

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-14-2013 23:15:33 | More by esto
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AndrewC

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-13-2013 00:16:44 | More by AndrewC
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-11-2013 03:35:26 | More by Exeter
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The-Jolly-Imbiber

Antarctica

3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

12-11-2013 01:06:49 | More by The-Jolly-Imbiber
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-07-2013 06:14:30 | More by FadetoBock
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kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-22-2013 04:15:40 | More by kevinlater
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EvanHarper

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extremely dark, nearly opaque copper-black. Faint wispy tan foam cap.

Rich aroma, with strong vanilla, some chocolate and espresso, hints of toffee and dark fruit. Good stuff.

Strong rich chocolate malt taste, with caramel, hints of vanilla, a very well-balanced drying finish with assertive roastiness and pleasant hops. Seems slightly on the sweet side for the style, but that's fine with me.

Gorgeously smooth mouthfeel, no doubt thanks to the nitro-can. Feels much thicker and fuller-bodied than it actually is.

This is really good stuff, an outstanding dry stout with a good combination of complexity and drinkability.

Serving type: nitro-can

11-05-2013 10:05:21 | More by EvanHarper
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-02-2013 01:00:02 | More by KeKeKumba
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StJamesGate

New York

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Mill Street, Toronto Pearson Airport.

Sandstone nitro head over ruby black.
Mild coffee, smoke, molasses, and grain sack nose.
Dark chocolate, roasty bite, then slight branchy hops.
Mocchacino finish and dry linger.
Thin, soft, slight cling.

Roasty hit and that's it. Watery, too. No depth or intricacy.

Lame.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2013 12:29:49 | More by StJamesGate
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sirsteve42

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-29-2013 03:39:53 | More by sirsteve42
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-16-2013 20:17:05 | More by valianes
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nullbort

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-16-2013 19:40:28 | More by nullbort
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TwilightTavern

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served from a nitro-can

Perfect example of what an Irish Dry Stout should look like. Black, pours a thick dark beige head. Lots of lacing, and lots of head retention.

Vanilla, cream, milk chocolate, bread, cookie, and slight herbal hop smells are present, but fairly weak.

The taste is similar to the smell, but more bready, and the herbal hops leave a light bitterness on the palate with burt toast on the palate, but in a great way.

Fuller bodied stout, nitro is very obvious. Fairly sticky on the palate.

Mill Street Cobblestone Stout is a perfect example of an IDS, very similar to Guiness Draught but a lot more complexity in it's taste that really shines through with vanilla, cream, and slight milk chocolate that is much more present than your typical commercial IDS's.

Serving type: nitro-can

10-15-2013 01:06:52 | More by TwilightTavern
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Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-12-2013 04:39:10 | More by Idrankthat
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-11-2013 16:24:18 | More by sdm9465
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one at the LCBO in Waterloo. Had it plenty of times on draft at BeerTown as well.

From a 16oz nitro can into a snifter

APPEARANCE: A clear brown pour yields a small, thicker looking, tan head with very good retention. Black body with no real bubbles to speak of. Fades to a thin and splotchy wisp. Splotchy wisp remains leaving touches of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Nice nose for sure. Roasted notes, milk chocolate, sweet cream, vanilla and caramel on the nose. Light espresso as well as some smoky tones as well. Quite nice.

TASTE: Not quite as impressive as the nose, but still very enjoyable. Roasted notes with light smoky flavors and caramel up front. Finish is bitter espresso, some sweet cream and milk chocolate with vanilla flavors. Bitterness lingers with a good roasted base and caramel sweetness. Very good stuff, and well balanced.

PALATE: Fuller body with modest levels of nitrogen. Good weight, creamy as well, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry on the palate. Really good feel.

OVERALL: This has been billed as the "stout less traveled" and is trying to take market share from Guinness in Ontario. I admit that, if both options were at the pub, I'd start with a Guinness for old-time's sake, then switch to this one for the rest of the night. Really good nose, solid flavors, and a top-notch feel in the nitro can. The look isn't quite what a nitro stout could be, but that's a minor complaint. Will drink lots of this stuff when at home. Cheers! Highly recommended.

Serving type: nitro-can

09-23-2013 19:04:52 | More by Jeffo
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-20-2013 12:54:35 | More by Vyronian
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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-13-2013 02:39:33 | More by evil_liver
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jawnzer

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-09-2013 18:42:17 | More by jawnzer
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2013 19:16:38 | More by CalgaryFMC
Mill Street Cobblestone Stout from Mill Street Brew Pub
85 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.