Tip The Cow
SingleSpeed Brewing

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SingleSpeed Brewing
Iowa, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #155
Ranked #5,767
4.16 | pDev: 6.25%
May 26, 2023
Aug 01, 2015
Cocoa Espresso Milk Stout
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours an espresso color with a small bubble show building a one finger ecru head; decent retention and spots of lacing

Smell: Charred espresso and chcocolate tones; just a hint of sweetness

Taste: Char and chocolate forward with some lactose building; bitter and fruity espresso emerges, after the swallow; nicely blended intothe finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: For a relatively low ABV stout, this packs a lot of flavor and avoids the sweetness of many milk stouts

Thanks, Chilmer, for the opportunity
May 26, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Dec 28, 2022
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can
canned on 01/06/22
L: cola colored body with a frothy khaki head that fades to a thin layer of foam
S: cocoa, coffee, lactose, roasted barley
T: sweetened cocoa, espresso, roasted barley, vanilla, lactose, and crème brûlée
F: creamy and smooth, ample carbonation, sweeter finish
O: delicious beer
Nov 20, 2022
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can. No dating information found, but label lists this as a 'LIMITED RELEASE' beer.
Looks to be clear, ruby brown colored body. Brief thin tan head. No lacing.
Aroma is big with the coffee, followed by chocolate. Creamy oats smell.
Taste is espresso coffee led and finished, along with chocolate and cream. Moderately sweet, along with the espresso bitterness. As noted, more bitter coffee in the aftertaste.
Creamy and more than medium mouth feel. Slight tongue numbness. Supportive carbonation.
The coffee dominates but the beer is brewed to allow a sweet expression of chocolate also. Kind of a weird body color for a stout.
Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by Elemental19xx from Illinois

Nov 15, 2021
Rated: 4.09 by BrewSTL from Missouri

Nov 07, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jul 08, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I tried this beer at Dixie's in Decorah, Iowa as part of a four sample flight. It poured an opaque dark with no head and no lace. The scent had bold vanilla and cocoa notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with vanilla, cocoa and caramel creme presence. The mouthefeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.
Apr 17, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by HisMaltiness from Virginia

Nov 21, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2020
Rated: 4 by Ralphs66 from New York

Feb 03, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Aug 18, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap. Yeah... this hits the spot. Classic appearance, smell, taste and feel, but all done well. Creamy black waves of espresso, milk chocolate, vanilla, and little hints of creme brulee in smell and taste. Smell is more coffee forward, taste more balanced. Stupid smooth, creamy, and easy drinking, but thins a touch when warmer
Jun 20, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by dfillius from Iowa

Apr 05, 2019
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
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, this is probably the best stout in Iowa besides the obvious TG offerings. Looked pretty limited, I hope I can find more.
Apr 03, 2019
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Reviewed by JayWalker92 from Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
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.
Mar 31, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Feb 26, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by epercuoco from Minnesota

Feb 22, 2019
Tip The Cow from SingleSpeed Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 44 ratings