Millbock Black | Millbock Brewing Company

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Millbock Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by thain709 on 01-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by CurtFromHershey:
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A little less than a afinger's worth of tightly packed dark khaki colored head with some splotchy darker circles on the top layer... Only a slight retention which gives way to a crescent shaped veil of lacing and a thin collar... Mostly still with a few discernible carbonation bubbles seen climbing at the the very top along the sides of the glass... The color is an opaque dull black...

S - A slightly subdued delicate mix of milk chocolate, lightly roasted malt and coffee are first to reach the nostrils... Not as assertive or robust as I typically expect for the style, but the aroma is pleasant enough...

T - Similar to the nose, the palate is greeted by equal proportions of milk chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee... There are additional flavors as well in the form of a medium hop bite and a slight booziness...

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Sleek... Silky smooth... Very lightly carbonated... A bit chewy... Very nice...

D - Three words come to mind with this Russian Imperial Stout - Mellow, Pleasant, and Quaffable... A lot of Russian Imperial Stouts are a bit abrassive and slightly rough around the edges, but not this one... This one is slightly understated, extremely well executed and quite enjoyable... Another outstanding job by the little brewer from down the road that deserve every bit of success that comes there way...

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Photo of stakem
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draft, this was served in a nonic. The brew appears black in color with a brown cap about a finger strong that fades to a thin lacing across the top. A light swirl agitates bubbles from solution and produces a webby pattern of lace on the glass.

The smell of this brew is fruity initially with suggestions of citrus as well as herbal hops. There is some roasty grain compliments but the basis of the aroma seemingly comes from an abundance of hops. Fruity alcohol is present accenting the hops that come across almost floral at times. A hint of coffee and roasted chocolate are te last things across the nose.

The taste is bitter and very herbal with hops. It is seemingly oily and clingy with hop resins. The bitterness is perceived as more of a fruity to herbal bitterness than dry and roasty from the level of char to the grain. It lingers in the mouth with a veggie touch of hop flavoring.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. The alcohol is well integrated with a warming factor and fruity esters at times. It was overall a decent take on the style but for my taste had a bit too much focus on hops. Fans of black ipas might really gravitate towards this offering. It is worth a try.

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4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mastracchio's in Newport.

A - This one is thick and came out like tar and there was no movement once it was in the glass...two fingers worth of creamy, dark brown head formed and lasted for the whole beer...the full cap left sheets of lacing behind

S - There's a balance to the nose between hops and malts, but I think overall the juicy hops shine just a little more...the malts are dark roasted and give off chocolate and coffee aromas

T - It's a switch from the nose...again there is a nice balance, but this time the edge goes to the dark roasted are able to get a quick blast of hops up front...the middle is dominated by a huge roasty flavor...there are notes of dark chocolate and fresh coffee...the finish is bitter from the hops and the roast

M - Full bodied...thick, dry, bitter, and roasty

O - I wasn't sure if this would be an American Imperial Stout or a Russian Imperial Stout...they call it both on the label, so I went with the American version because of all the hops...this one is big, roasty, and hoppy...everything you would want in a winter beer...the best one I've had from Millbock to that 9.5% ABV, it's sneaky!

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this on tap at Peachtree lounge in Harrisburg. Served in a standard pint.

The color is black and opaque with a thick med tan cap with copious lace. The smell is very fruity with raisiny sweet odor and mild toffee-like dark sugar and subtle nuttiness.
The feel is rich and spicy with bitterness from the grain and hops and acrid roast with moderate carbonation and semi-dry warming finish

Tast is cocoa and burnt brownie crust with peppery spiced and lightly hoppy taste with mild raisin and more of a pine bitterness coming in as it finishes overpowering the malt slightly. A decent beer but heavily hopped and less malt taste than I expect from the style I prefer more depth in a big stout

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Millbock Black from Millbock Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 13 ratings