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

Cow Tippin' Stout - Free State Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Cow Tippin' Stout
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
87
very good

16 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 6.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: birchstick on 11-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of aphamer
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Punisher
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of kguyty
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Kahless
4.05/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of JEdmund
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of swaghawk
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of djtomain
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of dubmax
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of WhiskeeTango
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of shebby
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of 6demonbag
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of birchstick
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Cow Tippin' Stout from Free State Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.