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Cowcatcher Milk Stout | Smartmouth Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smartmouth Brewing Company
Virginia, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
We welcome the re-release of Cowcatcher Milk Stout, named in tribute to the railroads that surround our brewery. Originally brewed as a limited edition 10-barrel batch, resounding appeals convinced us to offer it from January through April. This surprisingly sessionable brew is as black as night. With one deep whiff of its thick tan head, you’ll immediately catch the aromas of rich cocoa and dark-roasted coffee beans. Swish it around your palate to savor its full-body and smooth mouthfeel. It boasts a warm pumpernickel-bready flavor and finishes with a touch of bittersweet chocolate. Enjoy this beer with dessert - brownies, chocolate chip cookies, or any rich, sweet treat.

Added by MistaRyte on 10-21-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
43
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
33.24%
 
 
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Nice blackish brown poured from tap at Kroger supermarket. Light head. Sweet chocolate aroma and similar taste. Smooth, lightly hopped and flavors of caramel and roasted malts

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Poured on tap in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, brownish-black coloring with a foamy, creamy, light, tan head. Good lacing on the glass, too. Aromas of rich milk chocolate, subtle mocha and roasted notes, and a nice creamy lactose character. Flavors are heavily roasted, with forward notes of milk chocolate, subtle bitter coffee, and solid roasted overtones. The roasted notes provide a solid bitterness to the chocolate aftertaste. Smooth and creamy bodied, with a slow, smooth, slightly dry finish. Solid brew.

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A: Deep walnut brown, nearly black (although the bar was dim, making this assessment difficult). Head was a finger of tan foam -- it faded quickly, but left nice lacing.

S: Pretty typical for the style, with sweet, dark fruit aromas dominating. Toasted grain is definitely there, as well as a hint of maple syrup.

T: A lot of sweetness, both from the malt and the lactose, bordering on cloying. The sweetness gradually melds into faintly acrid, burnt grain mixed with coffee; and then stronger, tart fruit takes over, including plum and maybe a hint of bitter orange. Finish was a little bitter and acrid, giving some balance to the initial sweetness.

M: Somewhat chewy, fair carbonation, smooth/creamy; just a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: A very solid milk stout, one that can stand up to any of the style and hold its own. Perhaps a touch too sweet for my liking, and not the epitome of its class, but one I'd definitely order again.

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Awesome example of milk stout. Aroma is packed with deep roasted coffee scents but taste is subdued.

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Cowcatcher Milk Stout from Smartmouth Brewing Company
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