Cobblestone Stout – Mill St. Brewery (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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  • My Rating: D+

Cobblestone Stout – Mill St. Brewery, 4.2% ABV – 440ml., (Toronto, ON, Canada)

on the back of the can:

“Our nitrogen-charged dry stout is an exercise in smooth. With deep roasted, smoky palate and a crisp, lingering hop note on the finish this is a stout-lover’s stout. Traditionally low in alcohol and calories this classic pub ale is a gift from our brewers to you.”

  • Style: (Nitrogenated) Dry Stout
  • Taste: Thin-watery flat roasted sour malt w/ coffee
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek
  • How much: $3 (after 10% off) –440ml., January 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no way

Visual: Aluminum can. Pours ultra dark brown/black with bubbles clinging near the bottom-base of the glass, virtually no head, a very thin ringed retention, almost no activity other than a few bubbles surfacing.

Nose: medium roasted malts, burntness. (lvl-6)-pungency.

Attack: thin-watery, sharp nitrogenated mouthfeel

Mid-palate: med-high sourness, (lvl-4)-sweetness (MAIN) roasted malts, coffee

Finish: roasted coffee exhale, bittersweet malty finish.

Summary: The watery mouthfeel coupled with the almost flat mouthfeel put me off on this one. Flavour of roasted malt is ok but texturally unbalanced on the sour side.