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 Mopps
2/5  rDev -53.6%

Overcarbed metallic mess

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

Photo of trooperp
3.03/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

There is NOTHING special about this 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 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 chefduff2
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebeers
3.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown, approaching black, with a finger and a half of lush cola-colored head (on nitro). Sweet aroma of cherry and chocolate. Roasted malt and a touch of smoke are added to that mix in the flavor. Medium bodied and slightly oily mouthfeel. Honestly, this wasn't as good as I expected.

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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 skaboom420
3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 LAp
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on tap in a sample glass (and ultmately a snifter). Truly a unique beer - pours a dark brown with a one finger mocha head. The nose is straight chocolate milk, and the palate follows suit with notes of coffee quickly being drowned in a creamy bath of chocolate milk. The body is where this beer really falls apart though. The cream of the chocolate milk is very evident at first, but gives way too an extremely thin, almost watery mouthfeel. This is the antithesis of what this beer should be going for in terms of body, and the watery mouthfeel only accentuates a palate that is ultimately disappointingly one-dimensional. There's absolutely a novelty factor to this beer, but it falls far short of being balanced enough to stand on its own throughout an entire glass.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.72/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the barrel room release. Pour is jet black with a tight creamy light tan head. The nose is roast, milk chocolate and vanilla. Rich malt aromas. Taste is also rich, light roast with rich milk chocolate and vanilla. Body is a touch thin in the finish with gentle carbonation. Extremely drinkable but not overly complex.

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on Nitro Tap into a goblet style glass. Overflowing creamy, foamy head. Dark brown almost black color to the brew. Smooth creamy taste. Strong tastes of chocolate, vanilla and milky flavors. Some minor subtle coffee notes. Lactose is very noticable both in flavor and texture. Very drinkable.

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Photo of cp45
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of facesnorth
3.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of nstygles
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.77/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robgage
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft at Capone's on 2/17/11.

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger frothy beige head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Sweet chocolate tootsie roll aroma with subtle roasted coffee, oatmeal and lactic cream. Very sweet smelling with a heavy dose of milk chocolate in the nose.

Slightly flat with subtle crisp hop spice up front that is quickly countered by a silky sweet milk chocolate presence. There's also a prominent lactic creaminess that makes this beer taste like dessert. Hints of chocolate cake and tootsie roll. A bit one dimensional but still a pretty good dessert beer. Similar to ST Choklat.

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Cowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout from Voodoo Brewery
4.31 out of 5 based on 322 ratings.
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