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Tip The Cow | SingleSpeed Brewing

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4.2/5
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29 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SingleSpeed Brewing
Iowa, United States
singlespeedbrewing.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,943
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
29
pDev:
7.14%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of dfillius
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can, canned on 1/10/19. Malfunctioning lid didn't want to pop and instead came out the sides. Poured into boiler snifter.

Pours a dark shiny black color, with a beige-brown head of 2 fingers, receding to about 1/2 finger leaving delicate skirts of lacing behind.

Strong espresso notes on the nose, with supplemental chocolate notes and lactose, but never peppery or overly tannic. Faint caramel creme notes.

Flavor brings a wonderful balance of coffee and chocolate, at almost heavenly amounts, bringing touches of coconut and lactose. Lingering mild fruitiness and acidity with cocoa notes.

Feel is perfect for a coffee stout - just enough body, not too thick, great carbonation with a lively feeling, slick and smooth, and mild roasted dryness on the finish.

Overall, aside from the malfunctioning can itself, there's not a whole lot to bitch about. This is probably the best stout in Iowa besides the obvious TG offerings. I hope I can find more.

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Photo of JayWalker92
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark body with a tan head, deep chocolate taste with a tan bite at the end. Heavy start with a light finish. Enough complexity in flavor without being too over bearing.

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Photo of BirdsandHops
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of epercuoco
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mynie
3.15/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap in Clinton, Iowa.

The pour is a bit thin-looking: dark ruby with a visibly light body.

The aroma is very sweet. Big chocolate balanced only minimally with a small amount of coffee. It's pleasant overall, but awfully ersatz.

Tastes smooth and, again, very sweet. The thin body isn't that much of a hindrance. Coffee and mocha up front, chocolate and charred barley in the middle, a lingering sour finish.

It's okay.

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Photo of SB2017
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jet black, almost opaque, thin pale head. Smells of chocolatey coffee, very rich smell. Complex taste, though not overly heavy. Good notes of hop underneath all the malt and roasty flavors. Very balanced. Good beer.

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Photo of jmh21
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of chocolate, roasted coffee and sweet toffee. Nice roastiness up front with sweet chocolate and toffee.

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Photo of ClintGoodman
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdFed
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RDW
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ToddSoonerFan
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a milk stout featuring local espresso, and a very good one at that. i love how dense and rich and forward the coffee is in the aroma, and how warming and hearty the whole thing is, like a warm blanket and a cup of quality java on a chilly winter weekend. not quite black from the tap, good body is evident, a deep shade of dark chocolate brown and a short tan head. the smell is great, so much coffee, fresh ground espresso, subtle cocoa and char to it, a sweeter chocolate element too, and a creaminess as well, deliciously complex. the flavor is great here too, with the coffee really leading the way but getting some cool malt layers in behind it from deeply roasted and bitter to quite sweet and sticky caramel in the middle, the coffee weaves through them beautifully, and the finish is bitter and sweet at the same time, maybe the milk sugars could be scaled back a little bit, not subtle at all here, but overall the beer is awesome in both flavor and texture, and this was a great first impression of these guys for me! the coffee flavor is killer.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with one finger of khaki head. Good head and retention. Aroma is lactose and toasted malts with a light layer of espresso in the back. Flavor profile is espresso, chocolate, and lactose. Mouth feel is medium-thin with a slippery smoothness to it. Overall, lovely espresso and chocolate depth in the flavor profile, but the aroma comes off a bit thin. Still, a great stout that places itself firmly between a sipper and a gulper.

Served in a 12oz snifter. Draft. Reviewed from notes.

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Photo of Buhrbrent
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not too creamy with lots of coffee flavor. I normally don’t like stouts but this is flavorful without tasting artificial.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at el Bait Shop.

Dark brown, leaves lacing like it's a nitro. Aroma is an even split with stout/coffee. Taste wise it's heavy on coffee with good stout sweetness and a touch of cocoa. Body is spot on for a stout and finishes super smooth. A wonderful example of what Iowa folks can do.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brent_B
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tip The Cow from SingleSpeed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 29 ratings