ERIC More Cowbell! Chocolate Milk Stout | SingleCut Beersmiths

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

Brewed by:
SingleCut Beersmiths
New York, United States

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

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Reviews: 50 | Ratings: 262
Reviews by woodychandler:
Photo of woodychandler
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

In the wake of NBS (Week 746), it is beCANming an All-Stout morning as I CANtinue to play catch-up & further The CANQuest (tm) in so doing.

From the CAN: "Rulpsen says: 'Come visit our brewery!"; "SingleCut Beersmiths is proud to maintain the American tradition of beer locally made from craft by zealots/lunatics who believe hard work, truth, pride and passion should always come before profit."

This was a highly active CAN & when it pooched out its lid, I quickly put it in the reefer to cool off. The tab needed a little help in piercing the vent, but once that was acCANplished, we were green & go. It foamed mightily, but settled into just over a finger of dense, foamy, rocky, deep-brown head with excellent retention. Color was as black as night while out to sea. There is a real reason why the weatherdecks are secured after dark - you CAN't see s**t & you could easily walk overboard & into the drink! Nose smelled sweet & chocolaty, about what you should expect in the style. Mouthfeel was full & thick, another dollop in my mouth & on my tongue. I think that I caught it just in time as it had a slight tang, but that was actually fine by me. I have had this one on draft before & it has been about as sweet as I CAN tolerate. Now, it had a slight edge to take some of the cloying sweetness off of it. Even so, the chocolatiness was undeniable and the vanilla gave it an ice cream-like quality. It really is not the sort of thing that I normally reach for, but I will readily cop to an affinity for SingleCut Beersmiths' beers, hence my CANiosity. I just could not get around its richness, though. It was like drinking liquefied chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. I was actually starting to sweat as a result. I simply do not deal well with sweet. I get that it was spot-on for the style, but it was wearing me down as I drank it. Finish remained sweet & I regard such things as a novelty or a dessert beer. For me, one pint CAN was plenty, but YMMV.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked two bottles of this up a while ago at SingleCut as the date on the bottle was 12/27. One was shared at the Other Half line and the other was finally opened tonight in anticipation of the late-season snow. Love the name of this given the reference to the timeless SNL sketch but this wasn't as memorable as I was hoping for more milk and creaminess to the taste and body...

Of course, the pour to this was a dark cocoa brown with a bubbly, mocha head that offset the liquid nicely but quickly faded as the initial roar wore off. Thin for this type of beer, there wasn't much of any lacing to be seen on the side of my SingleCut goblet though there was a bit of sediment on the bottom of the bottle that had to be swirled out. The nose wasn't terribly strong but a strong roasted coffee scent could be picked up, along with chalky cocoa and some molasses. These notes were reinforced in the taste with some nibs, brown sugar, and a hint of peat moss. Was this a Chocolate Stout, a Scotch Ale, or a Milk/Sweet Stout? Hard to tell until I saw the label as this seem to be categorized incorrectly. Not as much lactose, milk, or creaminess as I would have liked though the recessed alcohol and light carbonation allowed for long sips to savor as I attempted to get a read on this!

While not a session beer, it would have been easy to have another bottle after finishing this out. Just a tad too chalky and gritty for me, this was a nice brew that was unoffensive since the sweetness, potency, and strength were all recessed to a large degree. Probably best enjoyed while watching Christopher Walken master sketch comedy!

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation/nitorgenation rising along the edges of the glass and faint dark cola brown + chestnut brown colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense creamy sudsy foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of roasted + chocolate malts with a light to moderate amount of lactose sweetness as well as moderate aromas of caramel + cocoa with a hint of coffee.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of roasted + chocolate + caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of lactose sweetness along with some light amounts of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of milk chocolate + cocoa along with hints of coffee. Light amounts of roasty bitterness which fades away slowly leaving some lingering lactose milk chocolate sweetness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a very pleasantly smooth creamy mouthfeel when served on nitro. Enjoyable and I would happily have one of these again.

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Photo of h4ger
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a goblet from the bottle.

Appearance: Thin brown to black body with medium bubbles creating a tan head which initial rose just under one finger's length. Zero lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet chocolate cake with nice light but if caramel scent.

Taste: Sweet mocha and light coffee with a light hint of vanilla. Not overly sweet which is good but wouldn't pair it with a meal, more like the dessert.

Mouth: not overly sticky, malty to a touch and has a toasted bread finish.

Overall: Nice pick up, something different considering these milk sweet stouts aren't my first choice of the night.

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Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
2.94/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of chrispe2
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arj1117
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of agreenman19
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dools9
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of manhattan
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 57md
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
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 DCgolfpro
3.12/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cestlavie
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.32/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of FrankShirley
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A bit of a disappointment from this excellent brewer. Thin body, good chocolate aroma, chocolate-cocoa taste, too much bitterness, too carbonated for the style. I like a smoother, richer body with the style.
Not balanced. The recipe needs extreme tweaking.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
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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ERIC More Cowbell! Chocolate Milk Stout from SingleCut Beersmiths
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