Imperial Milkshake Stout
Rochester Mills Beer Co.

Imperial Milkshake StoutImperial Milkshake Stout
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Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Michigan, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #459
Ranked #18,449
3.83 | pDev: 8.88%
Mar 16, 2022
Jan 07, 2015
12 Days of Milkshake Stout – The addition of even more of the seven different malts we use,; along with cocoa nibs a low hop level creates a deep dark beer featuring rich, sweet roasted flavors. The addition of lactose (milk sugar) adds complexity, body, and a residual sweetness lending a smooth creamy texture to this full-flavored and now full bodied brew.

45 IBU
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the 16 oz can in a snifter. This fridge lurker pours a dark brownish black
with a moderate head of kahki foam that settles to a thick ring, thin dusty layer,
and shows faint lacing. Nose of Chocolate, cream, char, roast, and coffee
hints. Flavors lightly exceed the nose with dark chocolate, cream, vanilla,
medium char, dark roast, dark coffee notes, light brulee, and subtle dark
fruit hints with faint herbal hops. Mouth feel is medium full, medium light
verging on light carbonation, and a sweet but lightly thin finish.

Overall, decent but could use a better mouth feel

Mar 16, 2022
Rated: 4 by TP2MSU from Michigan

May 01, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by BigIronH from Michigan

Dec 27, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by heysuz from Indiana

Nov 28, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Nov 27, 2020
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16 ounce can, best by date of 07/01/21 stamped on the bottom of the can, 7.5% ABV on label, part of the 2020 12 Days of Milkshake Stout sampler pack. Served in a Spiegelau stout glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around a while. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like cocoa, roasted malt, coffee and vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some burnt/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, cream and caramel flavors. It's more roasty/bitter tasting than sweet to me. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought it was a good enough brew, worth a try if you get the chance to!
Nov 18, 2020
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Reviewed by TerryW from Canada (ON)

3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Kind of a one note wonder. Plenty of bittersweet chocolate happening, but not much else, besides sweet malt, maybe a wee bit of coffee. Unremittingly sweet on the follow through and as the beer warms up. Drinkable, but not a lot of dimension.
Apr 22, 2020
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
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Reviewed by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours dark brown/ borderline black with two fingers of rocky mocha head.
Smells of roasty malts, dark chocolate, vanilla pops up.
Taste follows, predominantly roasty malts and cocoa as advertised. A touch a villa sweetness comes through as well.
Full side of medium body, good carb level, creamy texture.
Overall solid milk stout, I'd have it again if available.
Apr 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Jeffo from Netherlands

3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Got this from the Duvel guy in Utrecht. Cheers!

From a 16oz can into a pint glass
IBU: 45
ABV: 8%
Best Before 2 June 2019
Ale with milk sugars and cacao nibs

APPEARNCE: Clear dark brown pour yields a two finger, medium looking, slightly foamy looking, light tan head with okay retention. Black body with higher levels of carbonation evident. Head recedes to a splotchy wisp and ring leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Ring remains but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted notes with milk chocolate, lactose sugar, vanilla cream, butterscotch aromas and some light hints of coffee as well.

TASTE: Roasted flavors, milk chocolate, lactose sugars and vanilla up front. Some more roasted and burnt flavors at the swallow. Big, roasted finish of burnt malts, lactose and vanilla cream, milk chocolate and caramel sweetness, as well as a bitter, roasted coffee character as well. Aftertaste is big, roasted and persistent. Flavorful for sure.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body and medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes stickier on the palate, Lots of roasted bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: This is certainly an imperial version of the others. It’s bigger, more roasted, and more bitter-sweet than the rest of the series. This is the one to put in a freshly emptied bourbon barrel. Good stuff and enjoyable. Cheers!
Mar 09, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Feb 02, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by psmith161 from Indiana

Jan 27, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 3 by boszormeny from Canada (ON)

Jan 05, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by yancot from Canada (ON)

Dec 22, 2018
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
473 ml can served cold as part of the mixed six pack. Served into a pint glass.

Appearance - dark brown, eliminates light topped with a finger of tan head. Some streaky lacing left behind,

Smell - dark chocolate mostly hints of coffee and possible some cocoa nibs and milk chocolate, not a lot else, but does the chocolate dimension quite nicely.

Taste - bittersweet chocolate, never ranching too sweet or unbalanced. List bits of other chocolates and faint suggestion of coffee but tasty across the board.

Mouthfeel - full bodied, pretty smooth and booze is well hidden. Thick and milkshake like.

Overall - a pretty damn good imperial milk stout that is flavourful, disguises the booze nicely. Worth a try and likely one of the better beers in the pack although I'm only done beer 2 of 6.
Dec 19, 2018
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
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 chocolate, coffee, caramel and vanilla. Taste is sweet with the chocolate, caramel, and a vanilla up front and a hint of coffee throughout. Creamy and smooth.
Dec 05, 2018
Rated: 5 by cyanemi6690 from Michigan

Dec 03, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by Explosion72 from Michigan

Dec 03, 2018
Imperial Milkshake Stout from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 53 ratings