Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout | Rochester Mills Beer Co.

Rochester Mills Milkshake StoutRochester Mills Milkshake Stout
BA SCORE
3.71/5
315 Ratings
Rochester Mills Milkshake StoutRochester Mills Milkshake Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mjohn27603 on 11-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,897
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
315
pDev:
12.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 315 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is jet black, smooth, with a foamy, light, fluffy, off-white head. Nose of rich chocolate, subtle bitter coffee, and creamy highlights. Flavors are rich and creamy chocolate forward, with subtle cream highlights, and subtle roasted coffee notes. Smooth, creamy body, with a subtle coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Smooth, velvety, creamy finish. Good beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mullehs
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raime
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout.


Don't know a thing about this one or thia brewery but I needed to round out my mix a six so this is what I chose. A ' milkshake ' stout sounds pretty good to me, so let's see what we get.

Look - From the 16oz can into a pint glass. Pours a deep, nearly impenetrable black with a huge bubbly mocha colored head that nearly fills the entirety of the glass. Is this thing nitro?. Carbonation is unreadable due to the thick coloration. The head has thus far retained exceptionally and will likely stick around throughout the drink. Surprisingly no lacing or stick remains whatsoever.

Smell - The cocoa nibs are the largest player in the nose, with a huge character of roasty meatyneas. Lactate cream and a smidge of coffee are prevelant as well as expected. Not much else going on.

Taste - Chocolate cocoa nibs and lactose are immediately present on the taste buds the moment the beer hits. Burnt meat char rounds out the rest of the flavor with a touch of selrzer water upon the swallow. Not a very complex profile going on here.

Feel - Seeing as the head retained very well even to now the mouthfeel is extremely creamy, but very, very watery and thin. The carbonation appears to vary here and there. Swallows very easily and doesn't hit the stomach heavy. Bit of a tin flavor as it sits.

Overall - This is the kind of beer you give to somebody new to craft beer. Not really a whole lot going on here, and it smells better than it tastes. Quaffable nontheless, but at $8 a four pack I'd pass in the future given the low ABV of only 5%. Not much bang for your buck. Despite that, I would have another beer from this brewery if I found it in the singles section. Perfectly fine beer.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Went to an Oktoberfest party in South Central PA yesterday and a person drove from Michigan and brought a few cans of these along. A very decent and flavorful light stout. Recommend.

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Photo of MichPaul
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zdbussey12
2.79/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerdanza
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Very dark beer for 5% with only a 1/2 inch of head that clears rather quickly.
S - Quite good not screaming Milk shake but sweet cocoa nibs
T - Much better than it smells semi sweet cocoa nibs and coffee goodness.
M - Smooth taste like a beer not like water with good flavors.

Overall for a simple stout flavored with cocoa nibs its quite good. Well worth the $2.50 pounder price.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 ounce can, stamp on the bottom says best before 11/21/15, 4-pack bought at Topsy Turvey's on a recent trip to Put-in-Bay. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The aroma is nice, the brew smells like milk chocolate, cream, roasted malt and some coffee. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, there's a lot of milk chocolate/cream sweetness along with some coffee and burnt/roasty malt bitterness. It's a bit creamy, slick, and easy enough to drink. There's a good amount of carbonation in this. Not a bad brew at all, I'm glad I bought it. I won't have any problems finishing the one can I have left!

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Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RPM3334
4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ErikStrauser
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Waveoff
4.55/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of boogerisu
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the can in a snifter. This nice stout pours a nice brownish black with a very nice head of light brown foam that dissipates to a very thick ring, light thin layer, and nice lacing. Nose of strong coffee, cocoa, and subtle cream. Flavors follow the nose with coffee and dark cocoa flavors on all sides mixing with a subtle cola flavor then fading into a light sweet cream. Strong metallic flavors keep this brew from shining brighter. Smooth and creamy mouth feel is nice and roasty and finishes lightly bitter. Again the metallic flavor in the back. I want to like this beer more than I am tasting, it has all the parts that are very nice, but the tin and metal flavors are killing the overall enjoyment.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.19/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpolewan
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maish
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yungbrew
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great dark chocolate color and nice khaki head.
Goes down smooth also smells nice.
Would have liked a higher ABV but I'm over that.
Can't taste a lot of chocolate more of a burnt malt taste but not very prominent.
Would love to see it as a nitro

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Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 315 ratings
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