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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1770) - 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 (1631) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2004
5 oz sampler at the brewery. poured dark brown. aroma nice sweetness choc. molasses. dark fruits. flavor a nice smooth sweetness, choc, molasses, almost a raisin like flavor.had this after the sacri-licious. the milkshake is a better beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2008
A little on the thin side, but good flavors all the way around. Liked the milk and creamyness it had. Just a little coffee in it to make it have a stout feel. Easy drinkable and nice balance. I’d drink a few more of these.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours a deep brown with thick tan head and light lacing. Aroma of caramel, condensed milk, chocolate, roasted malt, and moist dates. Flavor matches well and makes for a pretty enjoyable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demitriustown (1181) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2013
16 oz can: Aroma is malt forward coffee, chocolate, and a bit of roasted nuttiness. Appearance is a opaque black with a thick tan head that linger for quite a while. Taste is very creamy and milky like a chocolate milkshake, sweet, and a malt roastiness on the backend. Palate is milk and sweet on the tongue and an aftertaste of light roasted malt. Overall, Really drinkable and really nicely drinkable. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2346) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
July 3, 2013 - can shared by Joe. Dark brown pour with limited head. Chocolate and cocoa in the aroma and taste. Little bit of lactose in there as well to give this a thin milkshake type experience.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1883) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
At Goodfellow’s on Mackinac Island. Pours black with a tan head and aroma of roasted malt and creamy cocoa. Taste is sweet and creamy, of cocoa, roasted malt, and milk chocolate with a sweet, creamy finish. Solid, enjoyable stout

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1950) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle at Goodfellow’s, Mackinaw Island, Michigan, poured a deep black , no head. Nose is chocolate , malt and coffee. Taste is chocolate, with hints of vanilla, and sweetened nicely. Finish is sweet as well, and ends on the same tasting notes. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2014
From the can so a little tinny. Dark black with tan head that disappears quickly. Chocolate and coffee. Smooth but not as smooth as some Ive had lately.


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