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Cowtown Milk Stout - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Reviews: 14
Hads: 61
Avg: 3.55
pDev: 25.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: emmasdad on 04-11-2011

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 61
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on nitro-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a jet black coloring, with a dense, creamy, tan head. Nose of rich caramel, tangy crème, and chocolate. Very rich. Flavors are extremely rich and tangy, with a blend of caramel and chocolate on the palate. Tangy crème highlights, with a subtle roasted backbone. Tangy, muted sweet linger. Smooth, velvety finish. Nitro does this beer right.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

I like Wynkoop's milk stout, though it's not as good as Left Hand's. Great color and smoothness, but just not quite the depth of flavor. Still a pretty good beer though.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured black with a big creamy mocha colored head that stuck around for a while and left splashy lace.

S- No aroma really, light cream notes.

T- Dominant cream flavor with light hints of chocolate, vanilla, and marshmallow.

M- Pretty creamy up front, lighter bodied, and a little watery on the finish.

O- Everything about this stout was light including unfortunately the flavor and aroma. Not a lot of that milk sugar or lactose taste of other milk stouts and no roasty character at all.

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Photo of Thads324
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Labeled can. Basic and clean label. Pours a dark brownish black, like a dark cola. Huge brown head that leaves thick frothy lacing. Slow dissipation.
Aromas of very light malt. Literally all that's there, no coffee, no sweetness. Just very neutral beer smell.

Taste starts watery, transitioning quickly to a really pleasant sweet stout. Barely roasted flavor, mostly light caramel and sweet cream. Exceptionally smooth, with a faint bitterness throughout that lingers in the background very lightly.

Super light bodied, smooth and creamy. Very drinkable.

Lack of aroma but otherwise a really good English style stout with creamy lactose. Price for 4 cans is very off putting though. 11 bucks? At least make it a 6 pack

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Photo of Beaver13
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy tan head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet grainy lactic chocolate with a little roast and vinous fruit.

The flavor is sweet lactic acidic chocolate with some roast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, an OK roasty acidic milk stout.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery, September 2012. Looked nice, light black, decent head and retention paired with pretty lace. And then its all downhill from here. . .

Minimal lactose aroma, mild roast, just not sweet enough. Chocolate seems lacking.

Taste, everything that was lacking in the aroma, was lacking in taste as well. Far too bitter in the mouthfeel. This is supposed to be a little sweet, choclatey, smooth. Its really none of those things. Why is this so bitter? Did they use too many hops (something Wynkoop doesn't even do in their 'hoppy' beers)? Did they find some super expensive curdled cream? Whatthedillio?

The parts that need emphasis are lacking, the parts that are prominent, shouldn't be there. A nice beer to look at, but jeez, talk about getting away from style guidelines, and not for the better.

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Photo of aeibrean
4.8/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had this stout @ the brew pub yesterday afternoon. it is the best stout since Guiness. In fact I prefer it to the Guinness in The US. It is a smooth & flaourful stout with very subtle undertones. The flavour was consistent all the way through my pint. Never bitter, always smooth . all in all an outstanding brew that will never disappoint. No I do not work for Wynkoop brewery in any way.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

4.8% confirmed. Served on-draught into a taster glass at Wynkoop. Cost was $1.00. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of okay thickness, pretty good cream, white milky colour, and decent retention. Body colour is a solid nontransparent black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Some cream, hints of roast, milk, and dark malts. A mild strength aroma. Predictable. Nothing unique or special.

T: Cream - with light hints of curdling. Light roast; nowhere near enough. Dark malts. A milky body and finish. Simple and somewhat boring. Nicely balanced, though. Irish cream comes through a biteen. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Lacks subtlety and complexity.

Mf: Too smooth, too wet. Off for the style. Good thickness. Nice cream. Carbonation is adequate.

Dr: Drinkable but too simple. Nothing unique or special here. Well priced as a taster, but it's so mundane I doubt I'd get it again. Meh.


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Photo of stercomm
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had dinner at the Wynkoop Brewery with a friend.

This brew pours a black color. short tan color head. Nice retention and good lacing. get a sniff of sweet malt, bit of hop, and slight oatmeal. Mouth feel is smooth slight carbonation . Very nice taste of malt, some oatmeal, minimal hops. A nice stout that drinks well.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a dry irish stout merges with an american milk stout in a delightful new take on a milk stout. pours a bit darker than a guinness with similar cascading, frothy white head 3/4 of an inch thick. smells a touch sweet, but not overdone. taste is rich and nutty, with a hint of that milk sugar. what is interesting here is the mouthfeel. this feels like a light beer, body is closer to medium, but the nitro pour and the general dryness of this beer contribute to a freakishly sessionable milk stout. one of wynkoops better beers. really good with a buffalo burger grilled medium rare.

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Photo of Tone
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight hop, and slight oatmeal. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight oatmeal, hint of hop, slight pale malt, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, good appearance, feel, blend, and body.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: mild chocolate head. Lots of retention, nice lace. Dark black but some light getting through

S: coffee and roasted malt

T: creamy with the milky sugar flavor dominating and the coffee/chocolate in the background. Roasted malts throughout.

M: thick body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: very good milk stout. Not too sweet and drinkable.

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Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

A fine stout. Poured an opaque black, with a thick, tan head, creamy from the nitro. Dark roasted malts in the aroma, dark chocolate and coffee, and likewise in the taste. Nothing out of the ordinary to speak of here, just a typically good stout all over. Heavy-medium body, smooth in the mouth, and quite drinkable.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks very much to Marty for the snacks and beers at the brewery last week. Served on nitro, and as such this one poured black with a big, creamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, dark malt and coffee. Creamy and light bodied, sweet, with flavors of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee.

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Cowtown Milk Stout from Wynkoop Brewing Company
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