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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The combination of four different malts, along with a low hop level creates a deep dark beer featuring rich, sweet roasted flavors. The addition of lactose (milk sugar) adds complexity, body, and a residual sweetness lending a smooth creamy texture to this full-flavored brew. Once a Seasonal offering in the pub, now prominently featured due to popular demand.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Light can’t penetrate this almost black pour,nice brown head fades fast. Aroma of chocolate, a hint of coffee. This tastes of cocoa and a coffee. Thick, creamy Southfield and a very smooth finish. Low ABV makes this very drinkable. This was a souvenir from a Michigan weekend road trip. Shoulda’ bought some more, really enjoyed this one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9011) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 14, 2015
On tap at The Buck. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a chocolate milk aroma. There is a rich chocolate flavor that starts sweet then gets more bitter an carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2015
(can - 16 oz) Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Chocolate, coffee and cream in the aroma. Flavor is lots of chocolate and cream with a roasty finish. Very thick bodied. [9/12/15]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2002
Much better done that the Sac-relige - this one has body and is considerably smooth, with a sweetish edge to the roasty notes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2007
MiBGF 07: Nearly opaque with a nice creamy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of bittersweet and milk chocolates, roasty malts, plum, smoke , lactic sourness and a bit yeasty. The taste has a nice creamy sweetness supported by mild acidity and lactic twang. The finish displays some coffee and hop bitterness. The mouth feel is creamy and smooth. This was a very solid brew and worth a try.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Can. Pours dirty motor oil black with a reddish halo when held to to the light. Very small head but strong lacing. Aroma is not as strong as I would expect, faint sweetness and chocolate milk. Flavor is big and sweet molasses on the onset, followed by a very strong malt character of bitter chocolate and burnt toast. There are grassy hops in the finish. Rich and sweet, this. Would be excellent with a brownie or chocolate cake. Thanks, mikem409.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Aroma is chocolate and coffee, very silky stout good chocolate flavors, a touch thin, nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3549) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Can bought in Ohio. Pours a deep brownish body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is cocoa, light roast and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with notes of chocolate milk, coffee, roast and light malt. The flavors enhance as it warms. Enjoyable!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2015
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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPolenz (1676) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Whenever I see a stout marketed as being like a liquid dessert, I tend to get my hopes up. It’s hard to screw up a chocolate beer (though some breweries have done it); though I’m finding the ones that really knock my socks off are fewer and further between lately. Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout is neither under nor overwhelming; it’s perfectly satisfactory. It’s a solid milk shake with some chocolate flavor – though not quite the beer milkshake I was hoping for.

I poured a 16oz can into a tumbler glass. It was canned on 10/29/15 and cost $2.79 ($0.17 per ounce). Thanks to Mike for this can!

Appearance: Dark brown/black color with magenta edges. Pours to a fairly large, dark tan, foamy head which retains and laces well.

Smell: Lactose sugar is prominent, but there seems to be a sweet cherry scent as well. Seems to be a bit of tang, and I don’t pick up any chocolate or other candy-like notes.

Taste: As a traditional stout goes, this beer certainly has all the usual makings of one that really exemplifies the style. Sweet up front with plenty of dark maltiness. On the back end the roasted malt emerges and creates for a slight coffee or dark chocolate flavor (though the addition of cocoa nibs probably has something to do with that as well). There’s a lingering, almost artificial sweetness that hides in the background throughout. It doesn’t taste like a milkshake per se, though there is a bit of a milky quality due to the lactose sugar. Not much in the way of chocolate candy, though; since there doesn’t seem to be any vanilla in the beer (vanilla is the prominent flavor component in chocolate). A slight tang on the back end with some roastiness on the aftertaste seems to be par for the course.

Drinkability: When I saw that Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout came in a 16oz can I was hoping it might have a nitrogen widget to play up the name, but there was no widget. The body is pretty standard – there’s a thickness to it, but there’s also noticeable smoothness as well as some crisp carbonation. Quite comfortable in the mouth with a lovely aftertaste. It’s very efficient for a beer that’s only 5% ABV, though that might also explain why it’s not an intense flavor bomb.

RATING: 7/10


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