Cowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout | Voodoo Brewing Company

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Cowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk StoutCowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company
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:
309
Reviews:
77
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
8.99%
 
 
Wants:
226
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 309 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of ChrisDolan74
3.11/5  rDev -28.3%
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 -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nat1975
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TedStrosser
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.54/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gcamparone
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doowhat
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bwuenschell
4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brother_rebus
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerRay
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nittanylion1991
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tuowl74a
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On nitro. Outstanding. Really.

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Photo of burnstar
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LAp
3.7/5  rDev -14.7%
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 jeanninewright
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a very fun stout...like mixing chocolate milk and beer. Not normally a big nitro fan but in this case it really adds to a creamy mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate flavor. A tad thin for me but overall this is a nice departure from most of the imperials out there. Huge thumbs up.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.77/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glass_house
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. nitro draft in a snifter

Pours dark cola brown with milk chocolate highlights and a half-finger of creamy tan head. Smells like light coffee with hazelnut creamer and sugar. Taste is more of the same. Virtually no hint of bitterness whasoever. Soft dark roasted malt with sweet cream, cocoa powder and light coffee. Body is viscous and creamy, very nice. While I do enjoy the smooth feel of a beer that is well-suited for nitro, such as this one, I also tend to feel like there's something missing.

Overall, it's a bit sweeter than I generally prefer my stouts, but it's smooth as can be and makes for a knockout after dinner sipper. It's hard to believe there's any alcohol in here, let alone 8.5%. Glad I got to try this one, and I wouldn't hesitate to get it again.

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Cowbell Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout from Voodoo Brewing Company
4.34 out of 5 based on 309 ratings.
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