- 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.