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Mill Street Cobblestone Stout - Mill Street Brew Pub

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85
very good

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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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Ratings: 165 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of esto
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

esto, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of AndrewC
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

AndrewC, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Exeter
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

The-Jolly-Imbiber, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of FadetoBock
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

FadetoBock, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of kevinlater
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

kevinlater, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of EvanHarper
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.

EvanHarper, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of KeKeKumba
3/5  rDev -21.1%

KeKeKumba, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
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.

StJamesGate, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of sirsteve42
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

sirsteve42, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of valianes
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

valianes, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of nullbort
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

nullbort, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of TwilightTavern
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.

TwilightTavern, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Idrankthat
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Idrankthat, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of sdm9465
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

sdm9465, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Jeffo
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.

Jeffo, Sep 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Vyronian, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

evil_liver, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of jawnzer
3/5  rDev -21.1%

jawnzer, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of CalgaryFMC
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.

CalgaryFMC, Sep 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

GoHabsGo, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Molson2000, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of beerluvr
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Ian_Hammons
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Ian_Hammons, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

440 ml nitro-can from LCBO poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Dark brown color, nearly black . Only 1/2 finger of head poured, a bit disappointing, but the head is creamy, and has great retention time.

Smell - Coffee, dark malts and dark chocolate dominate here. There may be a bit of nuttiness going on, but it's hard to get past the first three scents.

Taste - Similar to the smell, dark chocolate and ground coffee shine through here. Slightly watery taste however.

Mouthfeel - This beer has nice creaminess and smoothness, is wet and refreshing which is surprising given the dark heavy appearance. Again the wateriness is good in terms of quenching the thirst, but not so good in giving it a balanced full mouthfeel. Nonetheless, pretty good.

Overall - Quite a brew, prefer others in the style but not at all a bad alternative.

DenisKolkin, Aug 13, 2013
Mill Street Cobblestone Stout from Mill Street Brew Pub
85 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.