Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake Stout
Rochester Mills Beer Co.

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Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Michigan, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #311
Ranked #10,451
4.03 | pDev: 8.19%
Feb 23, 2022
Dec 18, 2015
Notes: Day #1 of the 2017 12 Days of Milkshake Stout – More roasted notes than the the original Milkshake Stout™ followed by sweet toasted marshmallow. Medium to full-bodied with no booziness. Toasted Marshmallow is a well balanced beer fit for any bon fire with no open flame or pointy sticks required.
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Rated: 4.06 by Meddwol from Michigan

Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 3.86 by BigIronH from Michigan

Oct 27, 2020
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma of roasted malts and sweet chocolate. Tastes of sweet marshmallow and dark chocolate. Smooth and creamy.
Sep 20, 2020
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Reviewed by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
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
May 02, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by yancot from Canada (ON)

Apr 28, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by psmith161 from Indiana

Jan 27, 2019
Rated: 3.61 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jan 10, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by boszormeny from Canada (ON)

Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
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.
Dec 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Cthulhusquid from Washington

4.62/5  rDev +14.6%
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.
Dec 06, 2018
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Reviewed by TerryW from Canada (ON)

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
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.
Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Nov 30, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Nov 27, 2018
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Reviewed by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
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.
Nov 19, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by Glorithm from Canada (ON)

Nov 19, 2018
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Reviewed by milkshakestouts from Michigan

5/5  rDev +24.1%
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.
Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Ssitron from Michigan

Sep 15, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by Explosion72 from Michigan

Aug 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.
Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by Rostie from Michigan

Mar 05, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by ThomasTheTank88 from Ohio

Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by Calraven from Michigan

Nov 17, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by Zaphog from Michigan

Nov 13, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Nov 13, 2017
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -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.
Jun 03, 2017
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.15/5  rDev -21.8%
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.
Mar 02, 2017
Rated: 4 by Timc32 from Michigan

Mar 02, 2017
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Reviewed by starace01 from Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
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.
Dec 21, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by mcrawford from Michigan

Dec 18, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by 98green from Michigan

Dec 15, 2016
Rated: 4 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Dec 04, 2016
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Reviewed by gulli from Michigan

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
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 .
Head - not much.. diminished quickly
As beer warms taste mellows some but still true
Nov 23, 2016
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Reviewed by StoutHunter from Michigan

3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
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.
Nov 15, 2016
Rated: 4.79 by Yeldarb92 from Ohio

Nov 04, 2016
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Rated by LBThiele3382 from Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
What a tasty treat! This beer looks, smells and tastes delicious!! More like a s'mores than just toasted marshmallow. I love this brew!
Oct 20, 2016
Rated: 3.97 by GDawgs34 from Georgia

Oct 18, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by Richter525 from Michigan

Oct 06, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by AJmon13 from Ohio

Oct 04, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by tommy5 from Michigan

Oct 01, 2016
Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake Stout from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 55 ratings