Mill Street Coffee Porter | Mill Street Brew Pub

Mill Street Coffee PorterMill Street Coffee Porter
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Mill Street Coffee PorterMill Street Coffee Porter

Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our porter is rich and robust, dark brown in colour with a dark roasted coffee nose, imparting an intense coffee flavour with notes of chocolate. Made with beans supplied by the Distillery District’s Balzac's Coffee, this porter offers a rich, full and unique flavour. Currently, there are no other coffee-flavoured beers in the Ontario market.

Added by Popsinc on 05-10-2003

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1/5  rDev -73.1%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of beerwolf77
2.23/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for sharing this one. (I guess)

A: Pitch black with a small amount of mocha head. Tiny bit of lace, no cap.

S: Day old coffee grounds, grape soda, traces of smiked malt and chocolate.

T: Very thin coffee flavor. Like using the grounds from yesterday to make a cup. The bitterness is high. Not much else going on here.

M: Very thin and watery body. Almost no carbonation.

D: Pretty much a clunker for me. Glad I only had six ounces to drink.

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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of TwilightTavern
2.47/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

After pouring from a 341 mm bottle into a pint glass, it's appearance was average. A lack of carbonation and small head with little retention and little lacing was the initial impression this beer gave.

The smell seemed promising with a strong sweet malt scent mixed with dark roasted coffee. At least the smell made the beer seem promising.

The taste was way to malty and much too bitter. It left a strange tar like after taste that seemed to stick to the roof of the mouth and back of the throat that wasn't at all reminiscent of coffee. Only a strong discomforting overpowering burnt sweet malt flavour.

Medium bodied and far from smooth that is typical of coffee stouts the porter doesn't go down nicely, and moreover the lack of carbonation bothers the palate.

Overall the coffee beer is not an inspired porter at all and I personally only finished about 6 ounces out of the twelve that was in the bottle. Unsatisfying and a discomforting taste.

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Photo of Tim2000
2.47/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

355 mL brown silk-screened bottle.

This is a very dark brown brew with a light tan head that clings to the sides of the glass.

Roasted coffee aroma with some smokey and bitter chocolate notes, but there is something unpleasant as well, like burnt plastic.

The name doesn't lie. This is pretty much as close to cold, carbonated coffee as a beer can get. Some chocolate malt notes, a bit of burnt toast with a roasted bitter finish that disappears very quickly. Body is very thin and watery, with average carbonation.

Overall kind of a disappointment, as the brew seems unbalanced and watered down. I was sick of it about half-way through the bottle.

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Photo of MMansfield
2.51/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled bottle at work 11/09/07.

Appearnce: Pours black with a brown head, decent enough retention in my small sample.

Aroma: Plenty of coffee in the nose. A sweet coffee and brown sugar smell. Roasty a bit nutty, but really hard to get anything passed coffee.

Taste: Sweet coffee. Overwhelming amounts of coffee. Did I mention the coffee was strong and sweet? Sort of like a chicory coffee syrup. Dry finish

Mouthfeel: Thin mouthfeel does not help this beer. Drinkability is between medium and low.

Final Statement: I found this highly touted beer to be overwhelming on the coffee and far too sweet for my liking. But to each his own.

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Photo of cfrancis
2.67/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer is lost on me. As I'm not a coffee drinker. But it was in the sampler pack and I hate seeing beer go to waste. Aroma is intense ground coffee. I do enjoy the smell of coffee and I just sat and enjoyed the aroma for a while. Taste is not as much coffee that I was expecting. It is somewhat subdued. There is more chocolate and malt which made drinking it palpable to me.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Tommo
2.9/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Almost undetectable coffee aroma, flavor matches. Terribly thin. Furthermore there is a slight off flavor i cannot put my finger on. Overall a boring beer

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Photo of downtownbrown
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours the color of cola. To me, tastes like most porters, which is good, but obviously this one has subtle (to me) hints of coffee and chocolate. These flavors are not overpowering but are present, especially towards the end and when you breathe out after finishing the last bit. Pretty good.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of h20mbh
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

black with minimal carbonation

smells like guinness with a little more spice

tastes like it smells, coffee never came through much in either smell or taste

standard stout/porter thickness

average stout/porter, was expecting more from the reviews, would not buy again, not saying it is a bad brew by any means, just there are more interesting brews out there, if you are a stout fanatic or guinness fan you may like more than me (I'm an IPA "hop head")

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Photo of bylerteck
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Black, let's light in at the very bottom so not opaque but not bright. Nice frothy tan head leaving really nice lacing.

S - Roasted malt with tons of roasted coffee. Nice smooth aroma.

T - Coffee, roasted malt, mild cola aspect. Something doesn't jive with me properly. Either this lacks body or one of the flavours is off.

M - Frothy, light-medium body.

D - Could have a few. Needs more coffee flavour and less of that wacky cola taste.

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3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewSomerville
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The aroma is all coffee to me.

Colour is black like onyx.

Flavour is dominated by coffee. I'd have to say that this Beer leans toward a more malty taste than hoppy...I can't taste any hops.

Mouthfeel was light bodied but on the heavier side of light bodied. Carbonation was too much, too damn crisp.

Overall, I like it, but I could not drink much of it. I usually split a bottle (standard size) with someone. It pairs really nicely with strong, dark chocolate. Something that would be good for after dinner.

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Mill Street Coffee Porter from Mill Street Brew Pub
Beer rating: 56% out of 100 with 277 ratings
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