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Cowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Cowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout
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217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.17%
Wants: 160
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2009)
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Photo of cpetrone84
3.71/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the barrel room release. Pour is jet black with a tight creamy light tan head. The nose is roast, milk chocolate and vanilla. Rich malt aromas. Taste is also rich, light roast with rich milk chocolate and vanilla. Body is a touch thin in the finish with gentle carbonation. Extremely drinkable but not overly complex.

cpetrone84, May 07, 2013
Photo of mtnbikerpa
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on Nitro Tap into a goblet style glass. Overflowing creamy, foamy head. Dark brown almost black color to the brew. Smooth creamy taste. Strong tastes of chocolate, vanilla and milky flavors. Some minor subtle coffee notes. Lactose is very noticable both in flavor and texture. Very drinkable.

mtnbikerpa, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

parkwood, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

facesnorth, May 04, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

RblWthACoz, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Quackus, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of corby112
3.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft at Capone's on 2/17/11.

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger frothy beige head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Sweet chocolate tootsie roll aroma with subtle roasted coffee, oatmeal and lactic cream. Very sweet smelling with a heavy dose of milk chocolate in the nose.

Slightly flat with subtle crisp hop spice up front that is quickly countered by a silky sweet milk chocolate presence. There's also a prominent lactic creaminess that makes this beer taste like dessert. Hints of chocolate cake and tootsie roll. A bit one dimensional but still a pretty good dessert beer. Similar to ST Choklat.

corby112, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of 57md
3.9/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown to black with a big fluffy tan head that lingered for a long, long, long time and left thick lacing behind. The nose has a very light essence of brandy. Dark malts are certainly present in the flavor profile along with some sweetness on the finish. This offering is not particularly roasty, but it is very rich and silky smooth.

This is an enjoyable and easy drinking offering even though it clocks in at 8.5% abv.

57md, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.93/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap said this was 9% so unless it's the new ABV it might be a mistake on there part. Served at the House of 1,000 for 6 dollar (16oz pint)

A - They warned me it would take 10 minutes to pour and it did. I really got to wander who gauged the nitro since the first pour was almost a full glass of foam. After 5 fills I got 12oz of beer and 4oz of mocha colored foam. Beer appeared to be very dark black in color.

S - Very good smell I am getting some rich dark malts mostly chocolate and roast in nature, some lactic sweetness, and very little hops.

T - Kind of disappointed I do get some great balanced flavors but nothing as described in other reviews as "Malted milk ball beer" The roast about halfway almost got to the point of cloying which had me hoping it was a touch sweeter. Finish and body was pretty excellent drinking almost like water for 8.5%.

M - Medium bodied and creamy.

Overall I guess I will not be seeking this one out again. Don't get me wrong it's not bad just not as sweet as one would expect for a "milk stout" just because of it's limited availability, nitro only option (no bottles), and the low sweetness.

But who gives a f about my review right? Cheers on producing this high octane Milk stout!

Love the Big Black Voodoo Daddy!

DrDemento456, May 03, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.95/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Voodoo Cowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout

Served ontap in a snifter, appears a midnight black with a small off white head and little lacing. In the aroma, vanilla, chocolate and some roasted malt. This follows right into the taste, with a nice lactic sweetness, chocolate malt, some vanilla. Light alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is super smooth but carbonation is alittle thin. Overall I thought this was a very good offering but its no Big Black Voodoo Daddy.

Stinkypuss, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at Capone’s,a great nitro beer as its best features are brought out. Creamy mouthfeel, big thick head on a black body. A great stout smoothy. A Good roasting, good milk chocolate,rich, fun, vanilla, milk.A good balance of sweet and bitter elements.

Sammy, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of mltobin
3.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Varga Bar in Philly.

Appearance is near black with a short beige head to it. Its` nose contains cream, chocolate and light roasted malts. The taste is vanilla, milk, malts, some more of the chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium, a very smooth texture, finishes with a sweet taste. All in all, a very nice milk stout, my first beer from Voodoo...we`re off to a good start !

mltobin, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.99/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This must have been one of the first pours out of the keg, there was a lot of sediment in the glass and the color was a milky brown instead of a deep black color. The head was creamy looking almost like it was surved from a Nitro Tap. The lacing and retention on this were fantastic. The smell of the beer gives off some roasted notes as well as a subtle sweetness. The taste of the beer is on the sweeter side with a bitter roasted finish. The mouthfeel is heavy, creamy and rich. It's also very smooth. Overall I should have gotten another glass later in the day when it was pouring at its full potential, unfortunately I didn't. This beer is worth having though and one day I hope to have it again.

Knapp85, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

bsideone, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

acurtis, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

dtx00, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

frogmanjim, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

london1o1, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

saxclar123, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

tviz33, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a creamy light tan head. In the aroma, roasted malt and a mix of coffee and chocolate. In the taste, milk chocolate and a coffee backround. A smooth and medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dry coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Sweet to dry and big coffee flavor, hides the alcohol quite well.

OWSLEY069, Apr 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

dspinler, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

SHerninko, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

ejimhof, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

mylar, Feb 15, 2012
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Cowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout from Voodoo Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.