Tip The Cow
SingleSpeed Brewing

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From:
SingleSpeed Brewing
 
Iowa, United States
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #157
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,562
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 6.47%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
29
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 01, 2022
Added:
Aug 01, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  11
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Cocoa Espresso Milk Stout
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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 -6%
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 +1.4%
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 South Dakota

4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
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 +7.9%
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
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -24.5%
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.
Jan 14, 2019
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Reviewed by SB2017 from Iowa

4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
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.
Jan 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by jmh21 from Minnesota

Jan 07, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
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.
Jan 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.09 by ClintGoodman from Iowa

Nov 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by EdFed from Illinois

Oct 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.66 by RDW from Nebraska

Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by ToddSoonerFan from Iowa

Jul 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.23 by RyanTheLion13 from Iowa

Jun 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jun 02, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
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.
May 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by boogerisu from Iowa

Feb 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Kurmaraja from California

Dec 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
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.
Nov 21, 2017
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Rated by Buhrbrent from Iowa

5/5  rDev +19.9%
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.
Oct 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by craigbelly from Iowa

Aug 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by durlta from Iowa

May 14, 2017
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Reviewed by DesMoinesMike from Iowa

4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
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.
Feb 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

Feb 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Brent_B from Iowa

Jan 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Sep 22, 2016
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the brewery. Billed as a 6.2%, chocolate-covered espresso bean milk stout. Heavy coffee, yum. Also at our wedding!!
Sep 16, 2016
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
One of the best coffee milk stouts I've had. Deep brown color, flavors and aromas of cream, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Lots of sweetness, substantial mouthfeel. This is almost like drinking chocolate milk, and it goes down every bit as easily.
Jul 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by ALC82 from Iowa

Aug 03, 2015
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 40 ratings