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Mill Street Coffee Porter - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Coffee PorterMill Street Coffee Porter

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BA SCORE
84
good

251 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our porter is rich and robust, dark brown in colour with a dark roasted coffee nose, imparting an intense coffee flavour with notes of chocolate. Made with beans supplied by the Distillery District’s Balzac's Coffee, this porter offers a rich, full and unique flavour. Currently, there are no other coffee-flavoured beers in the Ontario market.

(Beer added by: Popsinc on 05-10-2003)
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Ratings: 251 | Reviews: 161 | Display Reviews Only:
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1/5  rDev -73%

RyGlas, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -45.9%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of beerwolf77
2.2/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for sharing this one. (I guess)

A: Pitch black with a small amount of mocha head. Tiny bit of lace, no cap.

S: Day old coffee grounds, grape soda, traces of smiked malt and chocolate.

T: Very thin coffee flavor. Like using the grounds from yesterday to make a cup. The bitterness is high. Not much else going on here.

M: Very thin and watery body. Almost no carbonation.

D: Pretty much a clunker for me. Glad I only had six ounces to drink.

beerwolf77, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of LagerHOGGER
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

LagerHOGGER, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of TwilightTavern
2.4/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

After pouring from a 341 mm bottle into a pint glass, it's appearance was average. A lack of carbonation and small head with little retention and little lacing was the initial impression this beer gave.

The smell seemed promising with a strong sweet malt scent mixed with dark roasted coffee. At least the smell made the beer seem promising.

The taste was way to malty and much too bitter. It left a strange tar like after taste that seemed to stick to the roof of the mouth and back of the throat that wasn't at all reminiscent of coffee. Only a strong discomforting overpowering burnt sweet malt flavour.

Medium bodied and far from smooth that is typical of coffee stouts the porter doesn't go down nicely, and moreover the lack of carbonation bothers the palate.

Overall the coffee beer is not an inspired porter at all and I personally only finished about 6 ounces out of the twelve that was in the bottle. Unsatisfying and a discomforting taste.

TwilightTavern, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of MMansfield
2.45/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled bottle at work 11/09/07.

Appearnce: Pours black with a brown head, decent enough retention in my small sample.

Aroma: Plenty of coffee in the nose. A sweet coffee and brown sugar smell. Roasty a bit nutty, but really hard to get anything passed coffee.

Taste: Sweet coffee. Overwhelming amounts of coffee. Did I mention the coffee was strong and sweet? Sort of like a chicory coffee syrup. Dry finish

Mouthfeel: Thin mouthfeel does not help this beer. Drinkability is between medium and low.

Final Statement: I found this highly touted beer to be overwhelming on the coffee and far too sweet for my liking. But to each his own.

MMansfield, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of Tim2000
2.45/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

355 mL brown silk-screened bottle.

This is a very dark brown brew with a light tan head that clings to the sides of the glass.

Roasted coffee aroma with some smokey and bitter chocolate notes, but there is something unpleasant as well, like burnt plastic.

The name doesn't lie. This is pretty much as close to cold, carbonated coffee as a beer can get. Some chocolate malt notes, a bit of burnt toast with a roasted bitter finish that disappears very quickly. Body is very thin and watery, with average carbonation.

Overall kind of a disappointment, as the brew seems unbalanced and watered down. I was sick of it about half-way through the bottle.

Tim2000, Jan 02, 2006
Photo of cfrancis
2.55/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer is lost on me. As I'm not a coffee drinker. But it was in the sampler pack and I hate seeing beer go to waste. Aroma is intense ground coffee. I do enjoy the smell of coffee and I just sat and enjoyed the aroma for a while. Taste is not as much coffee that I was expecting. It is somewhat subdued. There is more chocolate and malt which made drinking it palpable to me.

cfrancis, Oct 23, 2009
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

traumaqueen, Apr 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Wordslinger, May 05, 2012
Photo of DaPan
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

DaPan, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Black, let's light in at the very bottom so not opaque but not bright. Nice frothy tan head leaving really nice lacing.

S - Roasted malt with tons of roasted coffee. Nice smooth aroma.

T - Coffee, roasted malt, mild cola aspect. Something doesn't jive with me properly. Either this lacks body or one of the flavours is off.

M - Frothy, light-medium body.

D - Could have a few. Needs more coffee flavour and less of that wacky cola taste.

tbeckett, Oct 11, 2010
Photo of downtownbrown
3/5  rDev -18.9%

downtownbrown, May 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of hockeybarbie
3/5  rDev -18.9%

hockeybarbie, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Jotora, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Yesdog
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Yesdog, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of fizzyted
3/5  rDev -18.9%

fizzyted, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -18.9%

mhaugo, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of KDKid
3/5  rDev -18.9%

KDKid, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of h20mbh
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance
black with minimal carbonation

smell
smells like guinness with a little more spice

taste
tastes like it smells, coffee never came through much in either smell or taste

mouthfeel
standard stout/porter thickness

overall
average stout/porter, was expecting more from the reviews, would not buy again, not saying it is a bad brew by any means, just there are more interesting brews out there, if you are a stout fanatic or guinness fan you may like more than me (I'm an IPA "hop head")

h20mbh, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of BrewSomerville
3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The aroma is all coffee to me.

Colour is black like onyx.

Flavour is dominated by coffee. I'd have to say that this Beer leans toward a more malty taste than hoppy...I can't taste any hops.

Mouthfeel was light bodied but on the heavier side of light bodied. Carbonation was too much, too damn crisp.

Overall, I like it, but I could not drink much of it. I usually split a bottle (standard size) with someone. It pairs really nicely with strong, dark chocolate. Something that would be good for after dinner.

BrewSomerville, May 17, 2007
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3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark with small head.
Nice smell but nothing special. A hint of coffee. I am somewhat suspect of a beer with coffee. What's next. Beertea?
Good taste but somewhat forgettable.
Nice mouthfeel but again somewhat forgettable.
One or two is fine. Will have another if someone treats me to it. Expensive for a six-pac.

Koolbreeze2, Aug 01, 2007
Photo of shivtim
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out a deep brown/black with a billowy latte head that fades to a thin layer. Looks pretty good. Nose is syrupy roasted malts and coffee grounds. Taste is super roasted malts, coal, and coffee filter after taste. The malt flavors aren't bad, but the coffee is artificial tasting. Like Sanka. Mouthfeel is average.

shivtim, Mar 13, 2008
Photo of TerryW
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good looking dark beer that pours up a moderate tan head that gives up spotty lace all the way down.

While there surely is coffee in the nose, there is some sort of slightly unpleasant rubbery or medicinal smell lurking in the background that took away some of the enjoyment of inhaling this beer. It's off just a bit somehow.

Dry, almost dusty, coffee character, but really rather one dimensional. No lead up or follow through to the coffee flavour that comes right up the middle. Really rather thin bodied as well.

Decent enough as a lunchtime beer, I suppose, but not real interesting.

I love a good cup of coffee, but this beer isn't quite there.

TerryW, Jan 20, 2004
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Mill Street Coffee Porter from Mill Street Brew Pub
84 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.