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Beavertown Holy Cowbell India Stout

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Brewed by Beavertown
Style: Black IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This vividly flavoured stout is a great example, with powerful piny hoppy notes melding with chocolate and oozy brown malt and wafts of tropical fruit on the aroma.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle at home picked up from Bottledog KingsX. Almost opaque black coloured pour with some ruby red hues when held in the light. Lively medium tan head that lasts. Aroma is rounded, slightly ashy roast, some jammy fruit and pine hops. Flavour is ashy roast, cocoa, some toasted bread, orange peel, pine hops. Palate is light and chalky, slightly thin with highish carbonation. Lingering sharp roast and citrus. Really solid, black IPA, punchy for the ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ATulloch (93) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Shared with jamestulloch. Pours a black with a thick fudge head which slowly fades. At first you get a IPA style aromas with floral and citrus notes. As it warms you get more chocolate and roasted malts. Lovely flavours of roasted coffee beans with a sweet dark chocolate bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Beavertown Holy Cowbell India Stout ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige - light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, coffee, heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit, pine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, fruity hops, chocolate, dusty coffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140809]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10520) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle at the brewery. All black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Hoppy roasted aroma, citrus, pine, chocolate, cocoa notes. Hoppy roasted flavor, tar, soot, dark chocolate, dry, pine, citrus notes, floral notes, hay, salty, some warming alcohol. Really nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate hoppy bitter flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate bitter hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8227) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared at the brewery. Opaque black color, medium to full sized lightly brown head that lasts for a long time. Aroma has malts, coffee, liquorice. Something in the aroma annoys me, but I can’t really tell what it is. Taste malts, lightly roasty, liquorice again, lightly coffee. Don’t know what to think of this beer, I like it but at the same time I don’t.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cassian_J (4) - Surrey, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
This is a really fruity tasty stout thay has a fantastic balance to it’s carbonation whilst leaving a beautifully velvety afterraste. This must be tried.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4189) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle - Roast, pine and some chocolate. Jet black with a rich beige head. Roasty with some nice pine and bitterness. Well balanced and good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1082) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Aroma: toasted notes, bread malts, floral hops. Appearance: dark brown, medium creamy beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, getting very bitter, average-long finish, light coffee, toasted malts. Overall: nice Black IPA, great palate. Bottle from Beavertown Brewery Tap Room, Tottenham Hale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1778) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a dark brown black with an off white head. Aroma is choc, citrus, coffee, grass... Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Its zesty and fizzy and deep and rich and there is coffee and choc and zingy citrus candy... Balance is just perfect. Good stuff.


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