Cowcatcher Milk Stout - Smartmouth Brewing Company
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Deep walnut brown, nearly black (although the bar was dim, making this assessment difficult). Head was a finger of tan foam -- it faded quickly, but left nice lacing.
S: Pretty typical for the style, with sweet, dark fruit aromas dominating. Toasted grain is definitely there, as well as a hint of maple syrup.
T: A lot of sweetness, both from the malt and the lactose, bordering on cloying. The sweetness gradually melds into faintly acrid, burnt grain mixed with coffee; and then stronger, tart fruit takes over, including plum and maybe a hint of bitter orange. Finish was a little bitter and acrid, giving some balance to the initial sweetness.
M: Somewhat chewy, fair carbonation, smooth/creamy; just a hint of dryness in the finish.
O: A very solid milk stout, one that can stand up to any of the style and hold its own. Perhaps a touch too sweet for my liking, and not the epitome of its class, but one I'd definitely order again.
Serving type: on-tap
03-25-2014 21:50:05 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
3.81/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours basically black body (I'm not wasting time discerning if it's black or just dark brown) with one finger tan head and lace patches as head goes down. The aroma is mostly sweet as I pick up chocolate and toffee and hints of syrup (doesn't seem heavy enough for molasses) and some roasted and bread malts. Beer is smooth, refreshingly light and easy to drink, nothing heavy or real chewey about this beer. The sweet malts are dominant but there is balance so it's not a sugar blitz. Main tastes are chocolate, caramel, some sticky syrup, toffee, maybe vanilla (doubtful) with the balance coming from breadlike roasted malts. Hops are almost non existent but my wife thought she detected figs and possible plum but I don't. Not the greatest stout and I don't really pick up the milk/dairy aspect but it is a smoother, sweeter stout than most and is must try if you're at the brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
03-27-2014 23:13:06 | More by clayrock81
Cowcatcher Milk Stout from Smartmouth Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.