ERIC More Cowbell! Chocolate Milk Stout | SingleCut Beersmiths

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ERIC More Cowbell! Chocolate Milk StoutERIC More Cowbell! Chocolate Milk Stout

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SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
WE’VE GOT A FEVER – And there is only one cure: a lusciously creamy, slightly sweet Stout that sits atop a roast malt base and huge cocoa infusion that will rock all night long.

Added by jerrytodd on 12-01-2013

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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 162
Photo of jmdrpi
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On Nitro, in a tulip glass

Black, thick white head. Aroma and taste is heavy on the chocolate, a bit roasty too. Well balanced, finishes a bit dry. Thick mouthfeel, full bodied.

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Photo of thebeers
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, approaching black, with a fat finger of airy tan head that's quick to rise and quick to dissipate into almost nothing. All but zero lacing, too.

Lightly roasted malts, some lactose and some chocolate stand out most in the nose and taste. Fairly light bodied for the style with strong carbonation.

Despite the name, this isn't one of these big creamy, chocolatey milk stouts. There's a roasted-malt, mildly nutty element to it, with the lactose and chocolate playing second fiddle. Not bad, but it's perhaps a bit over-carbonated. The carbonation does detract from the smell and taste a little.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Deep black walnut with a good hint of red body color. Opaque and very solid body appearance. Head is a nice mocha to tan brown, fairly dark and sneaks in at a small just under two finger head. Manages a good staying one finger puck, and tinier bowled collar. Some trub at the bottom of the bottle.

Aroma gives a nice solid mix of soft malted roast. Hits slightly chewy, a bit of drip coffee and hints of milky small cream. Not much hinting sweetness which is a plus for me, but does come across as slightly thick and with a waffer like crispy quality.

Palate provides some simple nice pleasure. Creamy and rich body with a touch of light character. That creamy property helps bring out some light milky and creamy flavors as well. Soft roast malt character in the mid palate, not so much char but a more softer body. Sweetness is very toned down if almost non existent. Light milk cream flavor finish with a mix of a little bit of carbon flavors on the aftertaste.

The beer tastes a little larger than I anticipated and for me that comes off a bit more impressive. Pretty solid milk stout.

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Photo of 57md
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown with a healthy finger-plus tan head. The nose has both a touch of roast and a trace of chocolate. The flavor follows the nose with some decent bitterness (for a milk stout) on the finish.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. bottle dated 12/27/16

Pours opaque dark brown, near black with a quickly dissipating light brown foam head. Smells like chocolate, lactose, dark coffee, some dried fruits, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toasty roasted malts, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like tangy lactose, dark chocolate, some mild dark fruit notes, coffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toasty roasted malts, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-full bodied, smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice chocolate milk stout.

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Photo of Kendo
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip, the body is pitch black. Even when backlit it's pitch black. A small chocolate milk/light-brown head on top settles pretty quickly.

S: Real nice nose of baker's chocolate/dark chocolate over lactose and molasses.

T: First impression: this is clean. Good foundation of roasted barley malt is followed by the chocolate - cocoa powder and chocolate milk, as well as a touch of molasses - but it doesn't seem cloyingly sweet in the aftertaste at all.

M: Shines in the feel, with a lighter heft, fine bubbles that make this almost feel like a nitro-poured stout.

O: Excellent stuff.

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Photo of EMH73
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a thin tan head that dissipated quickly. Smells and tastes of dark chocolate, slightly burnt coffee and lactose sweetness. Medium bodied and mouth feel, lightly carbonated. Drinkable but nothing special.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black pour with a very thin dark tan colored lacing ring.

S - Dark chocolate roast, some smokiness, cream, and a slight hint of peat.

T - Dark chocolate roast, slight smokiness, cream, and some char. Ends with some bitter, piney char.

M - Creamy, heavy medium body, with a very dry charcoal-like finish.

O - A very easy drinking and enjoyable stout. Solid.

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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Savemore Beverage in Clifton Park, NY. Definitely coffee more than any chocolate flavor, in my opinion. The bitterness of the coffee even provides a tobacco taste. I love milk stouts, but this one is not to my liking. I'm going to drink the entire growler because it's beer and beer is good. Try it for yourself.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

32 oz growler poured into a pub-style pint glass.
Purchased at Trenton Road Take Out in Levittown, PA.

Black with a short creamy tan head. No light penetration.

Milk chocolate, lactose, dark roast coffee, charcoal, raisin, and prune.

Milk chocolate, lactose, and dark roast coffee. Raisin, prune, and caramel. Light notes of earth and charcoal.

Medium bodied, crisp, oily, silky, and lightly sweet.

A Milk Stout that hits all of the right notes and strikes an excellent balance.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On nitro tap at Local in Branford. Dark body with a creamy head. Nice roasty and chocolate aromas and flavors. The nitro really sends this one home. Restrained bitterness with some charred flavors, semi-sweet overall. Great work!

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Photo of dar482
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The aroma offer medium roasted, cocoa powder, hints of spice, milk chocolate.

The flavor follows with coffee roast, more milk chocolate and mocha creamy sweetness, with a earth lingering bitterness. A beer strikes a balance of drinkability and creaminess.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Nitro at D&G Pizza and Pub. Pours a dark brown with a cascading creamy tan head from the nitro. Tons of lacing. The aroma is roasty and sweet with some cocoa as well. The taste is roasted malts followed up by bitter dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Roasty, chocolate finish with some light cream notes. Velvety, creamy mouthfeel thanks to the nitro. Overall, a very good Milk Stout worth seeking out.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance....I'm a huge nitro fanboy so this looks glorious. Dark, dark brown with a huge creamy tan head. Sexy.

Aroma brings lots of coffee and dark chocolate, as well as the faintest hint of oats.

Taste has a lot of milk chocolate up front, followed by some roasted oats. Not a lot going on but very pleasant.

Feel is medium bodied. Creamy and smooth as beer can be.

Overall a great stout without much complexity but plenty of great flavor. If you enjoy nitro beers you will absolutely enjoy this one.

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Photo of tigg924
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on nitro tap. Pours beautiful one inch head, opaque, dark brown in color. Taste is dark and sweet chocolate with light roast. Creamy body--like a chocolaty Guinness. Interesting and tasty first experience from the brewery. I like other sweet stouts more, but this one keeps me interested in finding out more about Singlecut.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Develops no head, but rather turns a Cicso fisheye pint glass chocolate brown, while leaving a viscous film with each sip.

The aroma is bittersweet dark chocolate that becomes more of a chocolate syrup in the middle with lactose sweetness. Roasted malt is mixed with dustiness.

Roasted malt comes out up front with sweet chocolate. Late, mild bitterness continues to build long into a modest finish.

A full, lush body that has a creamy smooth texture, light carbonation, and coats the palate.

This is a relaxing dark beer to be enjoyed in the late afternoon or before dinner.

This was my first experience with the crowler, which I find to be a great concept. The only down side I can see is that the can is only recyclable and not reusable.

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Photo of smcolw
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Requires two, very separate pours. Thick lasting one-finger head. Near black color where no light shines through. The lace is blanketing the glass but it subsides to very sharp mountain peaks.

Mocha and chalky are the first impressions of the smell.

Very smooth, nitrogen induced feel. Lots of chocolate (dark, Baker's chocolate). Only in the aftertaste do I get a lingering coffee flavor. Basically, this would giv the native Irish stouts a run for the money. Chewy body but with an appropriate nitrogen, fine-bubbled infusion.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a thick dark black, with a small foamy head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like rich milk chocolate, ashy roasted malt, a little bit of smoke, and some coffee.

This is way delicious. It's actually surprising how delicious it is- it's Singlecut, so I knew it'd be solid, but it's got a such a full flavor and body to it for the lower ABV. There's a lot of chocolate, some coffee, big roasted malt character, and some vanilla.

This is medium bodied, with a super creamy mouthfeel, and a moderate level of carbonation.

Another big winner from Singlecut.

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Photo of seedyone
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Nitro tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Picturesque pint. Tan shaving foam head that leaves a dense lacing as I gulp away. Neither chocolate nor coffee are apparent but there is good flavors in here. Mostly malts. Vague sweetness. A very understated, but enjoyable nonetheless, stout.

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Photo of scootny
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Three Monkeys in NYC. Dark and lovely in the glass with a nice head and lacing. Deep rich roasted grains and dark chocolate nose with a light char and sugar.
Taste is like the nose with a big roast flavor that flows into the bitter chocolate and lactose sweetness. . Feel is full and velvety. Super easy drinking with a satisfying swallow. I'll have another!

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Photo of crispinol
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Had at the brewery. SO smooth. Like a chocolate Guiness, with more body. Dark bittersweet chocolate and subtle vanilla (?) Super easy to drink, very good.

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Photo of plaid75
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a deep brown hue with a one finger frothy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a soft chocolate a d a touch of dry roasted malt.

The taste consisted of a soft chocolate, with lactose and a touch of dry charcoal.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty sweet stout.

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Photo of jerrytodd
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At the brewery with James

A: Nitro pour, super thick head which lasts and lasts and lasts. Perfect.

S: Chocolate! Followed by semi-sweet malt and a hint of roast. Overall reminded me of liquid semi-sweet chocolate.

T: Liquid semi-sweet chocolate really sums it up! Super thick and rich but goes down VERY SMOOTHLY and easily. Maybe just the faintest touch of booze but I'm really searching for that. So easy to drink.

M: Lush, smooth

O: Excellent brew, wish it was on tap more frequently.

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ERIC More Cowbell! Chocolate Milk Stout from SingleCut Beersmiths
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