1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Holy Cow - Ilkley Brewery Co.

Not Rated.
Holy CowHoly Cow

Educational use only; do not reuse.
no score

7 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ilkley Brewery Co. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Rich and satisfying, this extraordinary Cranberry Milk Stout epitomizes the age of creative brewing in Great Britain. Delicately balancing the subtle sweetness of the milk and sharpness of the fruit, Holy Cow is uncompromisingly original. You’ll be drinking this until the cows come home! Available in keg and bottle.
View: Beers (21) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 1
Reviews by windypete:
Photo of windypete
3.5/5  rDev n/a

More User Reviews:
Photo of TheBrk
2.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Chrisives
4.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of bark
3.71/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The colour is deep brow-red, the liquid is clear. The beige head is two fingers high. It sinks quickly to a tin lid leaving very little lacing.

The smell is fresh and roasted, much drier than expected. Charcoal, coffee and some malt sourness. It is highly balanced.

The taste is sweet-bitter-sour. Some anonymous fruity flavours. Smooth roasted notes, hints of toffee and pomegranate. Medium body. The aftertaste got growing clean sweetness, not much of the thick lactose though. Back coffee and herbal bitter flavours. The finish is somewhat smoked, semi-sweet and a bit dry.

The carbonation is smooth, the many very small bubbles forms a foam in the mouth. The liquid is semi-smooth and a bit light.

A pleasant light black beer, but not the archetypical milk stout. Where are the cranberries?

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Tdenham
3.46/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Holy Cow from Ilkley Brewery Co.
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.