Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout | Rochester Mills Beer Co.

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3.73/5
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337 Ratings
Rochester Mills Milkshake StoutRochester Mills Milkshake Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Michigan, United States
rochestermillsbeerco.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mjohn27603 on 11-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,980
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
337
pDev:
12.06%
 
 
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Reviews by mjohn27603:
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3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on premises at Rochester Mills Beer Company. Color is black and opaque. Served with a 2 finger head that reduced to a 1 finger depth. Aroma was sweet with roasted and milk smells. Lactic acid is added to the beer. The taste is similar to the aroma with sweet roasted flavors some maltiness. The beer is not very bitter with some hops balance. Not bad but not outstanding. Rating is raised by high drinkability.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a glass. Dark brown, very nearly black with a creamy, beige head that has a grey-ish tint to it. Even from the pour, it looks a little thin for a stout, but looks can be deceiving, so I guess we'll see.

The aroma is packed with lots of milky chocolates, pretty sweet and forthcoming, actually quite a bit more dense than I was really expecting. Nice roasty character, pretty mild and welcoming; good helping of coffee beans which also flow along with the already creamy and sweet characteristic of the beer. There's a balancing dryness that rushes in during the latter half of the beer that helps balance the sweetness a bit, mainly because there isn't much hop or roasted bitterness to do that job.

It hits my palate somewhat creamy but still a bit thin, and more thin than I would expect for a stout of any kind. The flavors, however, are certainly on point. Sweet chocolates, mild roasted malts, light nuttiness - a nice collaboration of flavors from the first sip. As time goes on, the malts get a bit more roasty, but are constantly balanced by the soft blanket of sweetness. Some heavy coffee flavors come in, too, in a "heavy cream, heavy sugar" kind of way.

I speak highly of the coffee here, but chocolate/cocoa is the real star of the show; sweet, milky, creamy, etc.. I'm sounding like a broken record here, but you get the point. Mild roasted bitter twinge near the end, and though this beer is all about the sweetness, it remains soft and manageable, never coming close to cloying or off-putting. Medium carbonation, light bodied and thin.

Very surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. It was pretty damn tasty, soft and silky sweetness through and through with a nice helping of cocoa and a little bit of coffee and roasted malt bringing up the rear. I don't know if I'd actively seek this one out again, but for the right price, I'd definitely pick more up.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deebo
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A creamy stout with nice chocolate flavor and a good smoothness. An easy drinking stout.

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Photo of Jackalope1977
2.8/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rsquared59
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of boogerisu
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can served in a snifter.

Pours is a deep dark brown, opaque in the glass, with a tan head that has limited size and retention but leaves decent lacing.

Aroma: sweet malts and chocolate

Flavor: lightly and appropriately sweet, with a richer and darker malt base than I would have guessed from the smell alone. Finishes with a hint of spices, then leaves an aftertaste with traces of smoke and coffee. True to style but not quite as robust as I'd like.

Feel: medium-full body; medium-light carbonation.

O: a satisfying milk stout in a can.

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Photo of richkrull
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of BamfBacon
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersampler6
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I wanted to like this one so much...I'm a big fan of stouts, and imperial stouts, and though this was classified as a sweet/milk stout I thought the chocolate and coffee description on the beer would power through with enough flavor to pack a punch. I'm also always excited to try an offering from any local brewery whose beers I'm sampling for the first time.
So I was excited to try this one. Sadly, I was disappointed. Looks great initially, nice very dark brown, almost black color with some light tan head and spotty lacing. But then everything faded relatively quickly, leaving me with a more flat-appearing beer. Smells decent, lots of medium-roast coffee and some mild chocolate. But then the taste - even thought there were notes of that coffee and chocolate, in addition to some caramel, vanilla and malt, the whole beer tasted more watery and thin than I was expecting. It was smooth enough, and had a nice light mild mouthfeel with some decent carbonation. But why on why couldn't it have been more flavorful? Maybe I expected too much. Maybe I should stick to the higher-ABV stouts and imperial stouts.

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Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EHopkinsi
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Deep black color, massive initial head of creamy-chocolatey brown. Head slowly fades to a ring that has almost no lacing. Mouthfeel has a very curious "2 level" kind of thing going on. There's a creamy sensation floating (for lack of better description) on a watery base feel. Doesn't make sense, but that's what I got out of it. Modest carbonation, little hops that mostly show in the finish. Mild roasty chocolate stout. Enjoyable.

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Photo of slasich
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Lanstrum
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 337 ratings