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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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BA SCORE
98
world-class

209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 144
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2009)
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

02-05-2013 21:38:29 | More by orangesol
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a pitch black color with a cascading of brown bubbles billowing up through the brew. A thick head is left sitting atop the beer, fading slowly over time to give a good level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is dark and sweet. The dark notes are of a chocolate, roasted malt and coffee aromas with the sweet being mainly of a milk/lactose aroma. With these smells there are other lighter notes of an earthy nature as well as some light hints of toffee and caramel. Overall the mix of the aromas gives delicious roasty and sweet smell to the beer.

Taste – The taste begins with a strong coffee and chocolate flavor. These are sweeter and creamier up front with notes of caramel and oatmeal. A milk/lactose flavor comes to the tongue while the caramel fades creating a mocha cappuccino like flavor on the tongue. As the taste advances to the end it dries out slightly with more coffee coming to the tongue bittering it a bit. While slightly less sweet, the beer is vary balanced and smooth at the end, leaving an enjoyable dark and creamy taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is creamy and thick with it coating the mouth in a lighter but smooth bath of carbonation. The feel is a fantastic, chewy, and soothing delight with all the wonderful dark and sweet flavors accentuated by the silky feel of the brew.

Overall- A tasty brew with a good feel and the right balance between roast and sweet. A rather easy drinking and tasty imperial.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2013 01:58:50 | More by Darkmagus82
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jhamilton214


5/5  rDev +12.4%

01-22-2013 20:34:44 | More by jhamilton214
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

01-18-2013 01:42:21 | More by yourefragile
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

12-29-2012 18:47:23 | More by MrRockstar
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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

12-05-2012 01:39:19 | More by mmsimmons
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap, prob third or fourth time I've had this but first shot at reviewing it. Pours black with a massive head.EVENTUALLY settles down leaving abundant lacing behind. Unfortunately the smell is not terribly aggressive; not much, really. Light malt, coffee, hops smell, emphasis on light...which completely belies the awesome taste. Simple flavors, creamy but bitter with coffee/light chocolate. It does resemble milk, but it amazing. It's super smooth and delightful crisp and slightly chewy. Very enjoyable. Overall this is great, highly recommended. Cheers.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2012 22:14:18 | More by rodlavers
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radio2525

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

11-29-2012 17:29:01 | More by radio2525
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cfh64

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

11-18-2012 13:40:17 | More by cfh64
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

11-08-2012 17:41:15 | More by zekeman17
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RandyKemka

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

10-01-2012 20:33:10 | More by RandyKemka
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

10-01-2012 00:10:13 | More by mendvicdog
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

09-30-2012 18:36:55 | More by st9647v3
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2012 14:14:43 | More by Knapp85
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.4%

09-09-2012 01:52:47 | More by heddar33
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jp312

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.4%

09-03-2012 23:02:06 | More by jp312
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.4%

09-03-2012 22:45:04 | More by EFR94
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

08-30-2012 01:00:22 | More by phishphorce
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.4%

08-21-2012 21:17:02 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

08-17-2012 11:35:02 | More by Brown120
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drperry11

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

07-27-2012 16:52:30 | More by drperry11
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black and benign. Still khaki foam. 3.5

Woody for a milk stout. The lactose is there, but the sweetness/tanginess is subdued. Caramel, dusty cocoa, roasted malts, and milk chocolate. A tad earthy. 4.0

Coffee shines through on this chocolatey milk stout. Alcohol way in-check for the strength. Whole lotta malts with a bite of steak char. 4.0

Smooth with a bitter middle. Clean finish and a spiked carbonation works charmingly. 4.5

Delish. Worth the visit. 4.0

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2012 04:55:02 | More by thecheapies
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NABS

Ohio

4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I read these reviews and just get totally lost. I don't know all the intricacies of beer, so this is no more than an "Average Joe" review.

I was lucky (smart) enough to head to Meadville for the grand opening of Voodoo Brewing Co's brewpub. This was the 3rd beer I had and by far was the highlight, not only of the day, but of all stouts I've had probably since Evil Twin's Soft Dookie.

This beer poured as dark as you can imagine a stout with a big, foamy head. Over good conversation and people watching, the head dissipated, but lasted quite a while.

The only aroma I got, that I could place, was sweet chocolate, but apparently I just don't know/can't pick lots of aromas as I read others' reviews.

Taste; what can I say. I was so glad I had this last because there could be no better finisher. Taste backed up the aroma. Sweet, creamy chocolate. I saw a gif recently that had cocoa beans flowing in a river of molten chocolate over a bed of chocolate chunk. That's the only equivalent I can think of, just chocolate madness... in a fantastic way.

I don't get the whole mouthfeel part, but this beer was perfect. Creamy chocolate goodness that was more than sippable. Definitely easy to drink in between talking/watching.

Like I said, best stout I've had in a while. I can't wait to get back and get some more Cowbell!

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-04-2012 00:47:36 | More by NABS
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adamette

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Poured from Nitro-tap at the brand new Voodoo Brewing Company's brewpub in Meadville, PA June 30th, 2012, their grand opening night. I do not recall the price. The price did not matter that night.

A Absolutely no light can make it through the snifter full of greatness that is Cowbell. A nice 3 inch head took its time dissipating. I cannot imagine an improvement to the look. 5.0

S Great dark roast malt but a nice milky/cream sweetness is also noted in the smell. This smell certainly makes me want to drink it! 4.5

T Great balance between the dark roast malt, the sweet creamy milk taste and a kick of alcohol but really it is well eclipsed by the great tasting creamy dark roast malt. As I enjoyed this well crafted Milk stout I struggled to think of a better made version of this style. I could not. 5.0

M Smooth as silk while maintaining that great dark roast and creamy milk characteristic. Nearly perfect. 4.5

D/O Drinkability is just great. Overall this is a world class Milk Stout.

Notes: So happy to support Matt and everyone at Voodoo Brewing Company on the occasion of their Grand Opening in Meadville! Now, can you open a second brew pub in the Cleveland area?

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-03-2012 03:26:57 | More by adamette
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salvy31

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

06-15-2012 04:42:43 | More by salvy31
Cowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout from Voodoo Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.