Cow Tippin' Stout - Free State Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.11/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the brewery. Pours black, but with some light coming through on the edges, and a 1 1/2-finger tan head. The aroma was mostly coffee and roasted malt. It didn't have a really strong aroma but I'm willing to give that a pass as I had just walked the mile from my house to the brewery in 25-degree weather so I was a bit stuffy.
The flavor begins with a direct malty sweetness that very quickly dissipates into coffee-like, lingering bitterness. There's also a hint of dark chocolate in the second half of the palate. The medium-bodied mouthfeel and lack of any alcohol burn make it quick drinkable for the style.
The brewery doesn't list the ABV, but the given OG of 1.066 and the relatively strong taste make me think this is probably around 7% ABV. It's not quite an imperial stout, but the prominent coffee and chocolate notes give it a good deal more flavor than your average 5% stout. It's in the same vein as Guinness's Foreign Extra Stout, but a bit more complex in flavor. As a beer drinker who usually finds lower ABV stouts bland, but doesn't really like the alcohol burn of 10+% beers, I can really appreciate this particular take on the style.
Overall it's a winner for me. Wish it came in bottles, because I like it a lot more than their usual bottled Oatmeal Stout.
Serving type: on-tap
03-25-2013 23:47:57 | More by Kahless
3.68/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap at the brewery. Pours a black color with a large chocolate colored head sitting on top of it. The aroma consists of chocolate with some hop character. The taste starts with some chocolate but is quickly overwhelmed by coffee flavors. The coffee is later replaced by some Bitter pine and some earthiness. Mouthfeel has some prickly carbonation with a medium body. Pretty solid American stout. More on the hoppy side of ones I have tried but enjoyable nonetheless.
Serving type: on-tap
11-04-2011 01:38:24 | More by birchstick
Cow Tippin' Stout from Free State Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.