Cowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout | Voodoo Brewery

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Cowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk StoutCowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
322
Reviews:
84
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
226
Gots:
32
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 322 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On nitro tap at Smallman Galley in Pittsburgh, PA.

This one pours a glossy mostly dark black, with a small white head and a good bit of lacing.

This smells like sweet rich milk chocolate, earthy roasted maltiness, lactose, and cream.

I don't usually like nitro, and I feel this would be even better dispensed normally. However, it is what it is, and it's still very tasty. It's quite roasty and quite chocolatey, with a slight mustiness to it that I get in most nitro'ed beers. The lactose and oats combine to give this a really nice silky creamy character.

This is medium bodied, articificially thick and creamy, with a lower level of carbonation.

This is definitely one of the better nitro beers that I've had, and it shows that Voodoo is awesome when it comes to dark beers.

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Photo of trygelski1
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into an East End Brewing snifter:

Look: Pours a nice jet black color with a nice creamy white to tan head. Lacing is present with some retention.

Smell: Aroma pretty much dominated by sweet chocolate with some coffee notes present!

Taste: Notes chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and lactose sweetness present! Kind of has a chocolate milk taste present which is nice via nitro!

Feel: Medium bodied with a nice creamy mouthfeel!

Overall: Never had this on nitro at the brewery and this is the first time they have released in cans! Really nice nitro stout and this is one I will be picking up again! Very solid offering from Voodoo!

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The dark brown, almost black beer is served in a nonic style glass that seems a bit smaller than a standard pint (probably the 12oz size because of the higher ABV). The light tan head is a bit over 1/4" and, as with most beer served on nitro, small bubbled and having quite a persistent foam. Sipping creates sheets of foam on the sides of the glass.

The aromas are dominated by the chocolate backed up by some coffee and some vanilla. There does seem to be some roasted malt but it is not in any way prominent.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the chocolate leading the way and well supported by the coffee and the vanilla. In addition to some sweetness there is some roasty flavor from the malt which is not really bitter so much as not sweet.

The mouthfeel is on the full side of medium bodied and smooth and creamy with some soft creamy carbonation that persists through most of the beer. There is some eventual light dryness as the chocolate, coffee and vanilla fade away to leves some noticable roasty and lightly bitter flavor.

Overall this is a fine beer which I think I personally would have enjoyed more if not on nitro (not being a big fan of nitro). I'd certainly be happy to try it again if I could find it without the nitro. It definitely seems to be a reasonably good example of a milk stout.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
3.32/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On nitro. Looks like most nitro beers, proper color, creamy head. On the whole there is just too much lactose on this beer for me. You certainly get chocolate malt and some nice smooth coffee / roasted malt and all of that, but it is cloying and sweet with an overdose of lactose sugar.

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Photo of Markc72
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kccraftenthusiast
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste is chocolate milk and some vanilla with coffee and toasty malts towards the end.

Very thin mouthfeel and very easy to drink. Alcohol is hidden well. Great dessert beer.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.69/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cola black with a permanently thick, dense creamy tan head.

Smell is pretty standard and nondescript roasted malt, nearing coffee, with notes of spiced cola and milk.

Taste is much more unique, like chocolate milk spiked with a little roasted coffee.

Thin but creamy soft with a uniquely dry chewy finish.

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

definitely a unique taste for a stout. a little light when it comes to mouth feel but the taste delivers a creamy vanilla with a nice sweet aftertaste. great dessert beer.

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Photo of ChrisDolan74
3.11/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Taste like chocolate milk

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Photo of chefduff2
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nat1975
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TedStrosser
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.54/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gcamparone
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz Nitro can into a Voodoo Teku glass. Thanks HoppyBastard1 for this generous extra.

Pours a beautiful deep brown body with a big frothy cloud-like head that has a nice brown-to-light brown gradient that eventually settles to a thick layer of retention and lacing. All the great looks of a nitro beer.

Aromas are coffee and chocolate. Taste matches the nose with a deeper chocolate flavor.. very fudgey, very chocolatey. Milk chocolate with a lightly roasty aftertaste. Smooth, silky mouthfeel, very easy to drink.

A nice change of pace.. a very well done nitro beer. This is where nitro adds something to a beer.. but not all styles would benefit like this one.

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Photo of KAP1356
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doowhat
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Cowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout from Voodoo Brewery
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