Chocolate Cheesecake Milkshake Stout
Rochester Mills Beer Co.

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Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #515
Ranked #16,221
3.93 | pDev: 9.67%
Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Michigan, United States
Very Good
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Jeffo from Netherlands

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from the Duvel guy in Utrecht. Cheers!

From a 16oz can into a pint glass
IBU: 20
Best Before 14 June 2019
Ale with milk sugars and cocoa nibs

APPEARNCE: Clear brown pour yields a two finger, slightly thinner looking, foamy, light tan head with okay retention. Bistre brown body with no real carbonation evident. Head recedes to a splotchy wisp and ring leaving touches of lacing as it recedes. Ring remains but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Big nose of vanilla icing and cupcakes. Butterscotch and milk chocolate in there, with lots of sugary, vanilla icing. Bold for sure.

TASTE: Lots of vanilla icing, cupcakes, milk sugars and milk chocolate up front. Sugary sweet vanilla. More vanilla icing at the swallow, moving into a medium but lingering finish of cupcakes, vanilla icing, milk sugars and sweet chocolate flavors. Sweet and sugary.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a bit dry.

OVERALL: This is pretty fun. It’s certainly sweet and sugary flavored, but it’s pretty much as advertised. This is very much a chocolate cheesecake stout. This one has plenty of character and is well worth checking out if you like sweet, candy stouts like this. Cheers!

Mar 09, 2019
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a Prairie tumbler glass, this beer pours out brown and forms in the glass much darker. It forms a perfect, creamy, dense, tightly packed, khaki colored crown that holds well. Leaves lacing throughout.

The nose brings layers of roasty and sweet malts. Lactose evident, some coffee presence, chocolate, cream, vanilla. Really smells like a cheesecake.

The taste comes in with cream, vanilla and chocolate. Slight coffee is still there as well. Really nice flavors that meld well, but could bring them with more pronunciation.

The mouthfeel is where this loses me a little. Creamy and smooth, but lacking depth in the body for my preferences, not really for the style per se however.

Overall, I wish the flavor brought the same pronunciation the nose did. Still enjoyable and would be a great session stout.

Feb 05, 2019
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taxandbeerguy from Canada

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. Beer 3 of 6 in the mixed pack.

Appearance - dark brown near black. Two fingers of fairly dense light tan head.moderate lacing and good staying power.

Smell - super sweet, lots of sugar, but there is plenty of chocolate and the unmistakeable nose of cheesecake too. Not sure how natural this is but surprisingly accurate.

Taste - fairly sweet, with some dark chocolate bitterness, lactose shows up here in giving a slightly funky cheesecake taste. Buttermilk and cream cheese are also prevalent.

Mouthfeel - smooth and slick but more watery than you'd figure based on the taste and especially the nose. Modest carbonation and flavor doesn't really cling to the tongue.

Overall - very cheesecakey aroma, chocolate doesn't show that strong, but for what the beer portends it to be, it executes quite well and deserves kudos for that. Not a beer I'd like to drink even semi regularly however it is well executed and works well in a limited time holiday pack. Not quite as good as the imperial stout but a worthy addition to the mixed pack.

Dec 19, 2018
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a brown color with a foamy tan head that lasts quite a while. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate and butterscotch. Taste is sweet with vanilla, sugar and chocolate up front. Creamy and smooth.

Dec 13, 2018
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TerryW from Canada

3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big handsome head settles to s substantial cap, but no lace to share. Dark walnut colour. Aroma is indeed chocolately cheesecake. Thin-bodied, but soft. Chocolately, sweetness that wears after a bit. Lacks depth somehow. Interesting as a dessert beer for sipping at.

Dec 01, 2018
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polloenfuego from Canada

3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Starts off with a lovely black brown pour with a couple of fingers of head. On break,little left behind but sparse lacing.

Smell is reminiscent of a Charleston Chew. Full on chocolate and vanilla, followed by a nice cream-like smell. Very appealing.

Taste is a little different. I definitely get the chocolate, but I find the vanilla had faded away. That creamy scent is translated into a nice milky sweet flavor.

Feel is on target for the style, with a decent middle body and good carbonation. Finish is sweet with hints of bitter cocoa.

To say cheesecake is the flavor I get here would be an exaggeration. There is a nice presence of chocolate and sweet flavors,but it doesn't say cheesecake to me. A nice dessert beer with some good flavors.

Nov 17, 2018
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Blackop555 from Michigan

4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours brown. Foamy, medium, brown head that lasts shortly.

Smells cheesecake, chocolate, sweet, milky and roasted malt

Tastes caramel, roasted malt, sweet chocolate, lightly nutty and cheesecake. Finish is semi sweet with a chocolate and roasted linger. Medium body and slightly fizzy medium carbonation

Nov 15, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Cola brown with a matching loud, fizzy dark tan head--which I wouldn't have expected for a dark sweet stout--that quickly fades to a blanket.

Smell actually does come across as cheesecake, like super tangy buttermilk, but a little metallic, with peanut buttery chocolate syrup and sticky toffee.

Body is thinner than smell suggests, and a little fizzy and slick, starting with flavors of buttery toffee, sugar roasted nuts, and cola, ending with semi-sweet dark chocolate chips. It doesn't translate cheesecake in flavor, though, but does come across as a lot of artificial flavorings.

It's a weaker attempt at a Southern Tier Blackwater brew...chocolate syrup in water. A Coffee Mate beer.

Mar 29, 2017
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shiny black body with a 2 finger off-white head. It fades to a thin ring after a couple minutes.

Aromas of cocoa, tons of chocolate extract, vanilla, slight cream cheese.

So there's a touch of cream cheese and graham on the flavor, which easily covers ground on the cheesecake element. Problem is, it once again is super fake and it clashes with even more chocolate extract, followed by old coffee grounds and overly roasted malts.

Feel is sugary sweet on the palate, a slick feel, and a slight dry roastiness on the palate.

Overall, it's not really good at all. This one was cloying and overly roasted/coffee-like to make up for it. It's super sweet, yet super burnt/coffee bitter at the same time. I may not finish this one.

Jan 10, 2017
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BB1313 from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Best by 1/27/17. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a small tan head that fades leaving decent retention and okay lacing. Some sediment floating to the bottom. The aromas are loaded with strong vanilla cream. Lots of cake batter. The chocolate notes are overwhelmed in a good way. The aromas are extremely rich and decadent. The flavors are nice, but not as rich and bold as you would think based off the aromas. More vanilla leading the way. Hints of cocoa and blueberry syrup. Solid malt backbone. It's not as sweet as you might think. There's even a mild bitterness in the finish. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the fuller side of light with active carbonation. It's slightly thin, but still has a solid body to it. It's ultimately easy to drink.

This is a really nice stout. I'm not comparing beers, but this is like a light version of Southern Tier's Creme Brulee. I continue to be blown away by the awesome aromas that Rochester Mills comes up with. This makes for a great dessert beer or simply at anytime.

Dec 15, 2016
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StoutHunter from Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a can of Rochester Mill's Chocolate Cheesecake Milkshake Stout for $2.20 at The Lager Mill. I wasn't a big fan of the blueberry pancake version of this one, but curiosity go the best of me on this one and I just had to give it a try, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a 16oz can into a Snifter.

A- The can looks ok. it's pretty standard looking and it's only a little eye catching because of the name. This beer has a nic black color that didn't let any light come through and it had almost a fingers worth of slightly darker tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it didn't leave much lacing behind. This is a nice looking beee, but I wish it had better, head, retention and lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with a big chocolate syrup and cocoa aroma being the first to show up and it goes into a into a creamy cheesecake aroma that is pretty much dead on for a Chocolate cheesecake. Up next comes a little bit of a butterscotch and vanilla aroma with a little more sweetness. This beer has a good aroma, it lives up to it's name.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the chocolate still being the first to show up and it imparts the same big chocolate aspects that it had in the aroma, but it's a little light and it's followed by the cheesecake, it's pretty similar to how it was in the aroma, but it all has a little bit of chemical flavor and it for sure tastes artificial. Up next comes the malts which impart a slightly watery malt, dark malt and slightly grainy flavors. On the finish there's pretty much no bitterness with some sweetness taking it's place and it had a chocolate, vanilla and creamy aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer, it lives up to it's name, but it's pretty artificial and chemical like tasting.

M- Fairly smooth, a little on the sweet side, not too crisp, medium bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is ok , but I wish it was a little thicker with a little more carbonation. '

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and decent example of the style, it not horrible and it lives up to it's name, but the artificial and chemical like aspects really hold it back. This beer didn't have good drinkability, one is more than enough for me. What I like the most about this beer is that it actually lives up to it's name. What I like the least about this beer is that it comes with all those fake and chemical like flavors. I do n't think I would get this beer again , trying once is good for me and i can't say I would recommend it unless you don't mind artificial and chemical like flavors in your beer. All in all I wasn't a big fan of this beer, yeah it lives up to it's name, but at a cost of being fake tasting and to me that really hurt this beer and it didn't make for something that I enjoyed drinking. It's one of my least favorite Rochester Mills beer and it's average at best for the style. Better luck next time guys, you got to try and get those flavors in it with out it tasting like it came from a test tube.

Jul 18, 2016
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superspak from Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into pint glass, best before 11/19/2016. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge vanilla frosting, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, cream, coffee, dark bread, light smoke, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of cocoa/vanilla/lactose and dark/roast/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, cream, vanilla frosting, toasted dark bread, light smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, cream, vanilla frosting, dark bread, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of cocoa/vanilla/lactose and dark/roast/bready malt flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol as expected of 5.25%. Overall this is an outstanding flavored milk stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of cocoa/vanilla/lactose and dark/roast/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. The aromas were really amazing with the huge frosting/cheesecake notes out front; flavors were more balanced with the roasted flavors, but still delicious. A highly enjoyable offering.

Jun 12, 2016
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SerialTicker from Michigan

4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at Frankenmuth's World Expo of Beer 2016.

People are going apeshit over this, and I'm over here like... yes, it's pretty damn good, but is no one picking up accents of, I don't know... "Fakeness"? It smells and tastes like a chocolate cheesecake, but something about the flavor tastes unnatural. Anyway, the aroma is fantastic, and the feel is great for a stout of this ABV. Definitely something I'd pick up.

May 24, 2016
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docoman from Michigan

4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was my favorite offering at the MI winter beer fest, tastes just like a chocolate cheesecake desert would and amazing smell. Offered during 2014's 12'days of stout week at the brewery and hope it will return again in 2015.

Mar 07, 2015
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