Toasted Marshmallow
Rochester Mills Beer Co.

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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #332
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,363
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 8.48%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
51
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Rochester Mills Beer Co.
 
Michigan, United States
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium: Canned, tonic glass.
Opacity: Opaque with some detritus.
Color: Black with a very slight copper hue.
Head: Moderate creamy dark beige 2 finger.
Legs: Not much and poor swirl reaction.
Smell: Vanilla/Walnuts/Cinnamon.
Taste: Cocoa/Toffee/Coffee/Herbal.
Feel: Toasty/Peppery/Marshmallow/Lactose.
Body: Medium smooth and milky, gets kinda dull.
Carbonation: Slightly prickly.
Overall: Quite sugary, interesting desert themed. Very good quality milk stout.

Visual 6/10 - Flavors 8/10 - Sensations 7/10 - Balance 6/10 -
Freshness 4/10 - Intensity 5/10 - Complexity 7/10 - Appreciation 7.5/10

TheBierdimpfe from Quebec (Canada), May 02, 2019
Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. Beer 4 of 6 from this mixed pack.

Appearance - very dark chestnut brown with two fingers of light tan head that fizzle off inside two minutes. Minimal lacing.

Smell- marshmallow, graham cracker and some milk chocolate. Very sweet with no other discernible aromas. Quite intense.

Taste - not as robust as the aroma. Hints of dark chocolate, sweet vanilla, marshmallow and subtle caramel as well as a very solid graham cracker base.

Mouthfeel - thin and a bit watery, but also slick. Carbonation is pretty low.

Overall - another gimmicky flavoured stout, this is probably the easiest to drink and least gimmicky of the bunch as the graham crackery bits do bring some balance to this brew. Quite good for what it is.

taxandbeerguy from Ontario (Canada), Dec 21, 2018
Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.62/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look : One finger white head, black body.

Smell : See below.

Taste : Graham crackers, mild coffee, mild marshmallow, dark chocolate, mild cinnamon.

Feel : Medium body and carbonation, balanced upfrot, dry finish.

Cthulhusquid from Washington, Dec 06, 2018
Photo of TerryW
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark walnut brew with a big head that settles to nothing pretty quickly. Nose reminds me of a coffee liqueur. A sweet stout with lots of chocolate and coffee flavours happening. The marshmallows lend a lot of roastiness and sweetness but don't stand out by themselves. Makes for a decent beer overall, not as hard edged as some other stouts, and probably for the dessert minded. A better rendition than the chocolate cheesecake version.

TerryW from Ontario (Canada), Dec 02, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a brown black in color with a nice thumb and a half of off white head. Breaks rather quick, but leaves a nice cap and collar. Sparse lacing.

Smell is really quite nice. A big burst of vanilla, along with a touch of coconut. Then comes the chocolate, nice and bitter. Some roasts are also there.

Taste follows the nose nicely,however I find the vanilla is tamed a bit. The cocoa is really nice though. These two flavors work well together.

The feel is a little light, which is a bit of downer for this beer. The carbonation is good and the vanilla and chocolate linger on.

Quite a nice dessert beer. I will it was a little fuller, but that is my only real complaint. Worth a try, especially after a meal on a cool night.

polloenfuego from Ontario (Canada), Nov 19, 2018
Photo of milkshakestouts
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

just an absolutely amazing stout. Its so sweet and aromatic, like smelling a roomful of fresh coffee in a boutique. The flavor is almost exactly like the smell, sweet, sweet toasted malts and 'the way coffee smells' but as a taste. Thin head, which is very sweet and disappears quickly. All in all this is a fantastic experience, and I'd say its almost worth making the drive back north.

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Think of a marshmallow, lightly toasted over an open firepit. Just enough where the skin is golden caramel color and slightly crusty, and the inside is gooey but not liquified. Place the marshmallow on a few pieces of a Hershey bar and let it sit so the warmth melts the surface of the chocolate to a slick film. Leave the Graham cracker in the box. Now eat the chocolate and marshmallow.

That's Rochester Mills Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake Stout.

Photo of MacMalt
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Courtesy of @superspak's BIF box. Canned 2/18/2017. Poured into stout glass. It pours jet black with a finger of foamy, mocha-colored head and lacing that dissipated quickly. It's quite fragrant with a lot of sweet lactose, nuts, and cocoa. The taste has a milky quality, and it does taste like marshmallow but I'm not tasting the chocolate. It finishes with a slight burnt bitterness. For a stout, its body is rather thin, with low carbonation and a virtually invisible 5.2% ABV. This is clearly a novelty beer and it works insofar as its taste resembles marshmallow. This literally is a campfire beer.

MacMalt from New Jersey, Jun 03, 2017
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3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thin black pour yielding a 1/2 finger of head.

Aromas of exactly that. Toasted marshmallows on a stick. Only thing that would complete this aroma would be a faint ash of camp fire. There is some plastic aroma as well...perhaps someone tossed a solo cup in the bonfire.

Flavor is pretty much all plastic, with super glue, some cake with gasoline frosting, and finally a little vanilla roastiness. So many flaws here, they just keep popping up.

Feel is rather thin, slightly roasty.

Overall, I recently brewed a marshmallow porter that was a hair better than this - and it was my 2nd brew ever, from extract too. This is a terrible fail for a professional brewery.

The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota, Mar 02, 2017
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4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smells and Taste of pure Dark Chocolate, Invites you in and matches expectations. Really surprised by this one, asked the bartender to pick and she picked the last one i would have chosen, was best beer i had that night.

starace01 from Michigan, Dec 21, 2016
Photo of gulli
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

KAPOW right after pour- smell and taste are spot on . Very sweet and sticky .
Lacing-Minimal
Head - not much.. diminished quickly
As beer warms taste mellows some but still true

gulli from Michigan, Nov 23, 2016
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3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a can of Rochester Mills Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake Stout for $2.29 at The Lager Mill. I've tried the last few versions of this beer, so I might as well give this one a try too, lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a tall 16oz can into a snifter.

A- The can looks good, the design goes well with this beer and it's eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't really let any light come through and it had a little under a fingers worth of somewhat lighter tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking stout, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness with a big milk chocolate, cocoa and dark chocolate aromas being the first to show up and it goes right into the marshmallow that imparts an authentic marshmallow like aroma and it's followed by a little bit of doughy yeast that leads into the malts which impart some light dark malt, roasted malt and sweet malt like aroma with more of chocolate syrup aroma sowing up towards the end. This beer has a good aroma, it's robust and lives up to it's name.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it's a little less balanced and it starts off with a higher amount of sweetness with the chocolate aspects still being the first to show up and they are the aspect that sticks out the most about this beer and it imparts all the same aspects. Up next comes the marshmallow which is a little lighter than it was it in the aroma, but it imparts all the same vanilla and marshmallow aspects and it's followed by the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time they impart more of a roasted malt and grainy aspect. Towards the end comes a little bit of doughy yeast with a little more of those chocolate flavors coming through and on the finish there's pretty much not bitterness with some sweetness taking it's place and it has a sweet, chocolaty and marshmallow like aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, the flavors are pretty much just as advertised, but I wish the balance was better.

M- Smooth, slightly crisp, slightly creamy, on the slight thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and solid example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I was looking for and if the balance was a little better than I would have much to complain about. This beer had ok drinkability, one is enough for me, the sweetness would start to wear on me after more than one. What I like the most about this beer is the aroma, it's good, well balanced and it was the highlight of this beer. What I like the least about this beer was the balance, it would be nice if the chocolate was toned down just a little to let more of those marshmallow flavors come through. I might buy this beer again when looking for a dessert beer and I would recommend it to anyone looking for the same. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I thought it was just a little rough around the edges, but other than that it still did live up to it's name. It's not a favorite Rochester Mills beer, but it's a solid example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a solid Dessert beer, keep it up.

StoutHunter from Michigan, Nov 15, 2016
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4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a midnight black with a two finger tan head. The head recedes rather quickly leaving some very thin lacing.

S - Aroma is coffee, milk chocolate, dark malts and toasted marshmallow.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, toasted marshmallow and roasted malts. The finish has a light lingering coffee bitterness.

M - Medium/light body with medium carbonation. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Very nice easy drinking stout. The toasted marshmallow adds a nice sweetness. This is a great dessert beer.

TreyIsWilson from Michigan, Sep 20, 2016
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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce sample can into pint glass; no can dating, but was recently released in kegs. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, vanilla, cream, toasted marshmallow, dark bread, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and marshmallow notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, vanilla, cream, toasted marshmallow, dark bread, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, vanilla, cream, toasted marshmallow, dark bread, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and marshmallow flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is an awesome flavored milk stout style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, and marshmallow flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak from Michigan, Jan 23, 2016
Toasted Marshmallow from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 51 ratings