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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cantabrian (998) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 5, 2016
Aroma: I get dark chocolates, malts, a tangy cranberry zing, a much cleaner, purer powdered milk aroma than, say, a Cassels Milk Stout. Appearance: Dark brown, tan super creamy head, with soapy, rainbow micro-bubbles on the rim. Taste: A perfect Mexican malteada. Sweet, malty, with the lovely flavour of raw, dark Royce chocolates. That ideal Spanish-made Nesquick flavour (NOT UK or Germany or Australia, please). And although it has none of the roasty bitterness of the oatmeal stouts and none of the excessive hops of so many US-made stouts, this lack of bitterness does not make the beer cloying sweet at all. Perhaps that tangy cranberry molecule from the aroma is making the difference. Absolutely gorgeous flavours. Palate: Creamy, velvety. Theres actually a decent body, but at the same time it is super easy to drink. Disappears in no time. Overall: This may not be my favouritest beer ever, but it is an almost perfect sweet stout, so unfairly underrated here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11857) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2016
This brew pours a dark brown color with a bit of mahogany around the edges, and a medium frothy tan head that diminishes gradually to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Chocolate, malt and vanilla aromas. Light-bodied with flavors of fudge, roasted malt, and vanilla coffee. The finish is sweet with a chocolatey aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3743) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is chocolate and coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5649) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Pint can from VE. Nose nice dark roast, and surprisingly dry to my sniffer. Pour darker-than-cola brown with a large and foamy tan head. Light-watery body with low sweetness (surprising for style) and a high level of roast, not too much scorch, more on the nuttier side. Lightly airy, minimal fruit in the background, and some booze seeping through. Sort of aloof, distances itself from you, and as we all know, were often attracted to the things we cant have. Like the novelty here, though they call it a milk stout, a lot more like Beamish or Guinness than a syrupy-chocolaty mouth-filler. Dangerously repeatable, would love to have this again. [2016.09.15: 3.4]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7059) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a black color with an enormous creamy-soapy brown head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweetish and toasty with notes of vanilla, marshmallow and chocolate. The flavor was toasty and mildly bitter with chocolate, vanilla and a lactic note. Long toasty chocolate and almost marshmallow finish. Medium bodied and smooth. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2619) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Roasted malt, raw cocoa, and some sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with sweetness and some roast.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (4380) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Can from a trade. Nose is big in cocoa and fudge. Light milky creamy sensation. Pitch black pour. Small white head. Taste is initially bitter, seemingly thin mouthfeel. Second sip doesnt show much more. Just meh at best. Seems to be lacking in everything advertised.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclefrito62 (136) - Stow, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Smells somewhat like coffee. Very dark in color Has some minor carbonation which I found interesting for a stout Nice creamy head on my glass of beer. Pretty smooth drink with no taste of alcohol lingering. Very drinkable and I would drink this again! Nice can for my beer can collection! Appearance Very very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPolenz (1722) - 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. Its hard to screw up a chocolate beer (though some breweries have done it); though Im finding the ones that really knock my socks off are fewer and further between lately. Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout is neither under nor overwhelming; its perfectly satisfactory. Its 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 dont 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). Theres a lingering, almost artificial sweetness that hides in the background throughout. It doesnt 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 doesnt 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 theres a thickness to it, but theres also noticeable smoothness as well as some crisp carbonation. Quite comfortable in the mouth with a lovely aftertaste. Its very efficient for a beer thats only 5% ABV, though that might also explain why its not an intense flavor bomb.

RATING: 7/10

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]


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