Mill Street Brewery Cobblestone Stout | Mill Street Brew Pub

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Mill Street Brewery Cobblestone StoutMill Street Brewery Cobblestone Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub
Ontario, Canada
millstreetbrewpub.ca

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We produce a traditional styled Irish Stout that is served using beer gas to produce that familiar creamy pore. This is the same system that draft Guinness uses. Our black stout has a roasted malt flavour and a hint of toasted walnuts and chocolate in the finish. Select imported hops are used to dry out the finish of this ale.

30 IBU

Added by TerryW on 04-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
247
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10.79%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Whatup14
1.75/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TheHammer
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured with two fingers of head that retained quite well, but did not lace. The body is opaque stout black with the barest notes of ruby red. Not a lot to really say here.

Smell: I think I'm catching the barest notes of well roasted malt, but it's very mild and warming doesn't help it's case. There's just so little going on here.

Taste: Awfully tame for a stout, roasted malt is the dominant flavour, with notes of grassy hops near the end with maybe some light coffee notes. That's it, and for a stout I expect something a bit more robust.

Mouthfeel: How on earth, with a nitro can helping out does this end up tasting watery and not creamy? It's like the carbonation is only found it the head, and is completely absent from the body.

Drinkability: This is a stout that drinks like a lager. It's so tame that I'm pounding it back, but not because it's good, but because it's got just enough flavour and it is thirst quenching. A good quality to have in some cases, but not for a stout as the malt doesn't taste well roasted and it's incredibly light bodied.

Final Thoughts: This is a Mill St brew that I looked forward to for the longest time, I tried it on tap once before this and was shocked at what it was. I thought maybe there was something wrong with the tap, but no the nitro can has not fared even remotely better. I'm not quite sure why this beer is so well spoken of.

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Photo of Sammy
2.68/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

on-tap at the new brewpub. A bit of malt aroma, tad of roast. Some sweetness, roast barley. Late kick of coffee and chocolate in mild dose. Kind of a mild Guiness, and no where near the thickness or strength of taste of the American stout I am so used to and fond of. Watery.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From a can the pour is highly foamy that slowly constructs into a 3 finger khaki head, that last more than 20 minutes, has a very fine definition, and making creamy lacing. Extremely thick and creamy, almost looks like marble stone! (no joke) The beer is dark brown, almost black, opaque with no visual activity. Dominant malty sugars, with soft leafy spices. Flavors of wood, oysters, roasted dark malts, faint coffee and chocolate, soft molasses and caramel, and some herbal spices. Oily medium body with soft carbonation. Medium strength finish, a little spicy and peppery, lingering smoked malts with a light earthy feel of walnuts. A little watery and flat, lacks body, carbonation, and intensity. Doesn't feel very fresh like a bad English porter. The flavors are okay, but nothing special. Overall mediocre quality craft.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of KeKeKumba
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of jawnzer
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of GoHabsGo
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of briancathy
3.04/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.04/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Can: Poured a black color stout with a huge creamy head with great retention and some lacing. Aroma of faint black chocolate is a bit too light for my taste and probably diminished by the amount of nitro used in this can. Taste is also a bit bland with some light notes of chocolate and some light dry roasted notes. Body is a bit light with great carbonation. The nitro makes for a nice creamy taste but kills also lots of the flavour which isn’t the best of things in this particular case.

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Photo of Brew_Darrymore
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scrylol
3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a one finger solid thick beige head, lots of lacing, pitch black body. Looks very nice actually.

Coffee, milk chocolate, roasty hot chocolate aromas.

Slight milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate taste. Not very strong. Not very bitter. More on the roasted malty side. Has some sort of weird milk chocolate and sour-ish after taste...

Creamy mouthfeel, decent body, but its a bit watery.

I guess everything`s worth trying once, but for this beer, only once is fine.

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Photo of braican
3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Kremlock
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a cascading beer and head (on nitro). Head is a solid 1 to 1 1/2 inch thick. Head is creamy and slightly off white. Beer is very very dark and deep mahogany.

S: Chocolate and roasted coffee dominate the nose followed by slight pine.

T: Hints of chocolate and a vague presence of roasted malts. Hops have a bitterness presence. Late in the sip you get more roastiness

M: Thin and low carbonation. A bit too low in my opinion especially that the body is that thin on the palate.

O: This is a safe stout. thin, low carbonation, low IBU, low roastiness, low chocolate, low dryness. More of an introductory stout then something I'd expect of a craft brew.

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Photo of Danielr26
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KDKid
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of KyleMcD
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of IronDjinn
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a 440 ml can, nitro-infused. So much so that I've yet to be able to open one of these without it being an explosive gusher--this stuff is under some serious pressure that wants to release as fast and with as much volume as possible. That aside what is left pours out an absolute pitch black opaque mass, impermeable to light, and crowned with a tall tight creamy beige head with excellent retention.

Burnt, roasty, somewhat sour aroma, a bit of espresso hiding beneath it all, along with some neutral sweetness.

Flavour is dry, and after that almost nondescript until it reaches a mild bittersweet finish, with a remarkably clean finish for any type of Stout.

For a nitro pour Stout the mouthfeel is on the thinner side, texture is slippery and watery for the most part, although some silky smoothness at time, while the carbonation itself is rather low.

Entry level for the style, and a little ambivalent in its own right. While the flavour is rather mild, if not completely nondescript for the most part, it is also completely inoffensive as there are no off flavours to complain about either--this is an incredibly clean tasting stout. Will make a good intro into Stouts for the macro crowd worried about "a meal in a glass" or a thick chewy dark beer, as this is neither.

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Mill Street Brewery Cobblestone Stout from Mill Street Brew Pub
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