Beer 4 from Mill Street’s Seasonal 6 pack sampler is Mill Street Brewery’s Cobblestone Stout (4.2% alc, poured at home from a can with a nitrogen widget).
Aroma and Appearance: This beer pours a very dark reddish brown and appears black in the glass. It is nitrogenated, so pours with a decent cascading effect and an 3/4 inch thick foam at the top. Its aroma consists of dark smokey coffee and burnt molasses.
Flavour: Super smooth textured beer that has a creamy mouth-feel brought on by the thick foam. Flavours of coffee, burnt marshmallow and cocoa come through and it finishes as smooth as it started with a mild smokey aftertaste.
Overall Impression: I am a big Guinness fan so this one goes down great for me and I would love to try it on tap. The added flavour and the nice creamy foam make this a pleasure to drink and the low alcohol makes it a sessionable beverage.
Rating: I would rate about 7/10 for a craft beer as in excellent, an easy pick over Guinness and pours better from a can than most store bought Guinness.
Food Pairing: This would pair well with smoked meat, smoked cheddar or hearty sausages.