Cocoa Cow | Sunriver Brewing Company

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4.11/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sunriver Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
sunriverbrewingcompany.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by johnnyboy76 on 04-27-2015

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Ranking:
#7,492
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
26
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
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Reviews by johnnyboy76:
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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of acurtis
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a thick mostly dark brown almost black color with an eggshell white to almost tan foamy finger's worth of white head. Lace looked spectacular - the knitting of the spider web stuck finely to my glass and didn't seem to look like it was going to be shaken off of it at any point during my consumption.
The aroma had an absolutely wonderful blend of sweet milk cocoa powder projecting it's sweet yet mildly roasty cocoa bean-like quality about it. Sly bitter ends of the cocoa beans. Even a slighter touch of that sweet espresso-like quality seemed to really wrap exceptionally fine in and around the cocoa bean features.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side like a "milk/sweet stout" should but allowed a really nice balancing roasty to even-stilled bitterness of the coffee/espresso-like character coming in as it does that seemed to hit the right "spot" in me. Very nice aftertaste of the milk chocolate and roastiness with that underlying even-killed bitterness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, but a slight touch under yet still seemed a bit "heavier" than a bunch of other "milk/sweet stouts" that I have had. Carbonation felt good - somewhat mild, but there. ABV felt on par from the brewer. Finish was semi-sweet with a stifled bitterness and a sly roastiness, slight stickiness but really nice.
Overall, where did this come from? So many "milk/sweet stouts" on the market that become cloying in the feel and overly sweet in their aromas and flavors, but this one? Nope, not there. I believe I may have found a real gem in the "milk/sweet stout" wilderness.

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.92/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of dipso123
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ghrymm
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 Bottle 1 pint .9oz. This years is 7% ABV 28 IBU.
A super rich chocolate milk stout with a bitter hop kick to it.
A wonderful chocolate/coffee/toffee nose a fairly heavy body with a thick creamy mouth feel.
Well done.

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4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creamy, lactose, hint of chocolate, pretty smooth and mellow.

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Photo of kyledover
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jakecattleco
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft at taphouse. Great chocolaty nose, finish was a little thin. Good and worth a try, but there's better milk stouts out there.

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Photo of jheimbigner
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftFan5
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Toxicczar
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chocolate milk.

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Photo of VictorsValiant
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtimmerman84
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LoveStout
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L-The beer pours smooth and black with a 3 finger tan head. The head recedes to a thin film with a large central island. Lacing is strong and rings the glass.
S-The nose is sweet and chocolatey as the is befitting a "chocolate milk stout".
T- While the nose is primarily sweet, on the palate the beer is far more balanced. It starts out with some expected sweetness, but transitions to a more dark chocolate aspect. Some milk stouts can venture into an almost sour like taste due to the lactose, but this one never quite gets there which is fine with me.
F- Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium for which I give it a slight mark down. Carbonation is adequate, almost straying a little over where I would want it.
O- A very good example of a milk stout that is neither too sweet or overdone on the lactose. Despite a slighty thin mouthfeel I would recommend it to those concerned about the style being cloying and as well as overall.

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Cocoa Cow from Sunriver Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 26 ratings