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Beavertown Holy Cowbell India Stout

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94
style
Brewed by Beavertown
Style: Black IPA
Tottenham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1601) - Garching, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2016
Tap at tap house. Black color with dark beige head. Aroma is coffee, tangy, some hops, hints of pine. Taste is bitter dry espresso, cocoa powder, bitter finish with not just espresso, but also some hops. Fine-bubbled ticklish carbonation. Aftertaste has some lingering hop fruitiness. Impressive and uncompromising, especially for this ABV.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (331) - - FEB 6, 2016
1/3 liter can, brauhaus, Edinburgh. 22/05/16 (in date). Pours black with a medium tan head subsiding slow average. Scent is plastic, nylon? Even soap. Taste is medium caramel toffee Stout body with light frothy hop hints. Finish has the bitterness of an IPA and the dryness as well. Good. Unimpressed unfortunately.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6406) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2016
Tap at Taphouse. Aromatic hops on mellow roast coffees aroma. Black, creamy brown lace. Flowery, chocolate, creme brűlée. Medium light body, roast aftertaste. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (1803) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Can from Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cambridge. Purplish black with a ring of tan head. Impenetrably opaque. Scent of hot fudge sundae with a drizzle of caramel. Notes as diverse as ciffee , citrus, pine and hazelnut. A gooey chocolatey sweetness in the taste with a bitter and slightly salty edge. Turns to pure sugar-rush sweetness before bowing out on a wave of bitter hop. Delicious long finish, but surprisingly thin body. Charcoal, salted caramel and plums in the aftertaste. Beavertown have done it yet again with a tremendous recipe.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (620) - ITALY - JAN 28, 2016
can. Black brown with big tan head. Raosted malt, coffee, hoppy aroma. Roasted malt flavour with smoothy fruity bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scottm2588 (95) - Dumbarton, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Can at Drury St. Pours black with a medium, lasting tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, slight citrus trying to cut through. Taste is roasty, coffee, slight chocolate, slight pine, long dry finish. Really strange combo but it works incredibly well.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2016
Tap at Brewdog Liverpool. As you’d expect, roasty, bit of caramel maltiness, pine hops. Feels quite balanced though. Bit of coffee, bit milky; pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lloydy (68) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
330ml can. Dark thick stout with hints of coffee, chocolate and a little vanilla. A bit hoppy too, so kinda halfway between a porter and a black IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ston3s42 (135) - - JAN 2, 2016
Black with some head. Tastes of coffee, citrus, spruce and roasted hops. Medium body, okay carbonation and bitter finish. Dark and bitter

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4077) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 28, 2015
Can by MiroB and Kazator. Thanks guys! Very intense assertive aroma. Even intensiverer taste. Lots of malty flavours, roasty, chocolate, coffee. Not remotely sweet though! Well attenuated and dry. Boldly hopped by classic grassy earthy hops. Very tasty, easy drinking, nice.


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